Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those (including Louisiana) where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of fat eating or gorging before the fasting period of Lent.

This moveable festival is determined by Easter. The expression Shrove Tuesday comes from the word shrive, meaning absolve.

Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans,Methodists and Roman Catholics,who make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with.

Being the last day before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of theLenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday

Funeral Service For The Late Dick Park

It is with sadness we announce the death of Mr Dick Park

Dicks funeral service takes place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 1.45pm within Bellshill Central Parish Church

The service is expected to be busy, please arrive in plenty of time allowing time to park. Parking is available immediately opposite, on the car park off Gladstone Street.

Please remember the family, extended family and friends at this sad time. Your thoughts and prayers will be very much appreciated.

John 14:1-3

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”


Looking to join a choir this new year?

Bellshill Central Church Choir is seeking new members.

We are a fun and very sociable choir who enjoy singing along with much laughter and fellowship. Rehearsals are held in the Church and Halls on a Friday evening from 7.15pm until 8.30-8.45pm. We meet for a shorter rehearsals on a Sunday morning at 10.30am ahead of the 11am morning service.

Please come and join us on a Friday evening, we would be so pleased to welcome you.

For further information please contact the organist at