Online Holy Week Services at Bellshill Central Parish Church

Please visit www.bellshillcentral.church/watch-live to take part in these services.

Monday 6th April at 7.30pm Music for Meditation with the choir and readers (the Crucifixion)
Tuesday 7th April at 7.30pm Reflections with Rev Kevin de Beer
Wednesday 8th April at 7.30pmReflections with Rev Kevin de Beer
Thursday 9th April at 7.30pmReflections with Rev Kevin de Beer
Friday 10th April at 7.30pmReflections with Rev Kevin de Beer

Some notes for Monday’s Music for Reflection

Last Holy Week the Church Choir and some friends lead a service with excerpts from Stainer’s Crucifixion and had hoped to learn the other parts of it for this year’s Holy Week, but alas it wasn’t to be.

This 2020 Holy Week, we invite you to use last years Holy Week service for your thoughts, reflection and meditations as we enter into the journey and mystery of Holy Week and the Great Easter Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

We take this opportunity to thank those who took part last year and who are once again bringing this lovely rendition to us in 2020

  • Rev Kevin de Beer, leading the service and some narration
  • Jim Grier, narration (on the right of your screen)
  • Hugh Ainsley, narration (on the left of your screen)
  • Alan Mathew, Organist
  • Duncan Mackay, tenor solo
  • the choir of Bellshill Central Church
  • choir members from the West Church, Bellshill
  • Friends from Carluke, Lanark and others

We remember fondly and with love Betty Patrick & Bill Cameron. We sadly lost both during the following months. It is a lovely reminder to have had them part of this and again helping focus our thoughts in Holy Week, and we hope that they are singing with us in the heavenly choir.

Palm Sunday

Looking ahead

Sunday 5th April from 10.45am and online worship from 11am for Palm Sunday (Feedback is that folks are finding our online services remarkably comforting) To take part visit out Watch Live page from around 10.45am. The accompanying ENEWS will be available from that page too.

Task for the week ahead

Make some Palm Branches from items around the house and wave as we shout “Hosanna” Next week’s Eduring our online worship!

Some ideas for Palm Branches could be…

Take pictures and send via our WhatsApp group, to the Facebook page or by email to bellshillcentral@gmail.com

Right folks, we had planned on some real palm leaves for Sunday comings real service so we have a task ahead of us – oldies and youngies!!! Make some palm branches at home – any colour, any size, from what have lying around – here is a video which looks easy to follow.

Join us for online worship Sunday 22nd March at 11am

On Sunday 22nd March, we will provide our very first online worship which will be led by our minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, and will include some pre-recorded songs and hymns from our organist, the choir and congregation.

We thought it would be comforting to have familiar views and sounds while we worship in a different way during the COVID-19 crisis. So, in our online worship we will use the sounds of our organ, choir and congregation singing. We will use familiar images from our church, including our lovely stained glass windows.

The worship will be recorded in advance and will go online at just before 11am on Sunday morning at via our website and YouTube here https://bellshillcentral.church/watch-live/ or click the image to the left.

Once the live stream is finished it will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel for you to watch later if you missed the live stream and it will also be available on our Catch Up link at the very top of this website.

We hope you will join us!

waiting for our return!

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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