National Day of Prayer and Action

The Church of Scotland is supporting calls for a National Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday.

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and other church leaders to issue a national call to prayer.

The Moderator said:

“There are many different ways the Church can and should offer support and help to their communities at this time, but one way is through prayer. We believe in a God who hears and answers prayer.

“We are encouraged to come honestly in prayer, sharing openly our emotions, questions and concerns in the light of COVID 19.

“We have become aware in a new way of our frailty and need to renew our dependence on God. I welcome this call to prayer across the UK and encourage you to join in it this Sunday wherever you are.”

Light a candle

The call to prayer asks everyone to light a candle at 7pm on Sunday as ‘a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.’

Church leaders are seeking to quell fears and remind us of God’s presence and love. They write:

“At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.”

Important information from BCPC

Until further notice all Public Services of Worship and activities within Bellshill Central Parish Church are all suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

We hope to be able to open our church to provide a quiet space for private prayer and reflection.  

If the front doors to the church are open then please come in if you wish, unless you are at all unwell in which case we ask you to stay at home for your own protection & that of others.

If you do come into the church please observe the hygiene protocols in place, use sanitizer & wash your hands.

We may be able to live stream some moments of worship – please check out our Facebook and Website for details.


In this time of crisis it is important that you are able to contact the Church in times of need

  • If you are self-isolating and need to talk with someone – we are here!
  • If you have a friend, a family member or a neighbour who needs someone to talk to – we are here!
  • If practical support is needed, we may can help!

Get in touch via our Facebook or email/phone our minister Kevin kdebeer@churchofscotland.org.uk
phone 01698 841176

We have a keep in touch WhatsApp group – please contact us to join this.

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Cancellation of Church Services

The situation in the UK has accelerated at an alarming rate with the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Church of Scotland, in line with other denominations, have strongly urged that all public services of worship are cancelled until further notice.

While this is something none of us have ever experienced, it is the correct action to take.

The health and well-being of the public, our friends and family is paramount and decisions such as this are made to protect and safeguard as many people as possible.

From today (17/03/2020) all public worship services normally held at Bellshill Central Parish Church are cancelled until further notice.

We are considering what acts of worship, prayer and reflection can be made possible so that some form of worship can take place. We hope that some sort of live stream service will be available via this website.

Details of any developments for Bellshill Central will be shared here and our social media channels.

During this time we ask for prayer. Pray for those in isolation. Pray for those ill with the virus. Pray for those workers still keeping vital services going. Prayer for the medical professionals giving of their gifts and skills as we try tackle the care and treatment of those most severely ill.

The Moderator, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and other church leaders, has issued a call for a National Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday.

Light a candle
The call to prayer asks everyone to light a candle at 7pm on Sunday as ‘a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.’

Please visit this link for the full details on the Church of Scotland website

Further Update

If you are in need of any info about the activities in our Church please visit our website www.bellshillcentral.church where you will be kept updated. You can also find info at our Facebook and Twitter feeds. During this time we will continue to pray for people (please use the Prayer link on the website) and stream worship where we can. Please get in touch with us if you are in need of anything that we might be able to help with.
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