Hymnathon May 2022

Good Evening everyone 

Our next hymnathon takes place this Saturday!

Saturday 14th May from 8am to 4pm

Alan will start at 8am, yes 8am!, playing from CH4. The Church will be open for anyone who wants to come along in person. He’ll finish at 4pm

If you have a favourite Hymn from CH4 or Mission Praise please let Alan know ASAP. 

His email is organist@bellshillcentral.church

However, to make sure your favourite Hymn included you’ll need to pay for it! Specific requests cost £5. 

Of course the fundraising is primarily through donations. And we thank you in advance!

If you know the church account details you can transfer direct. Use the reference Hymns22.

You can also use the church of scotland donation page, and this gives you the opportunity to Gift Aid. 

Donate online 


Or finally, if you’re there in person you can leave a cash donation. 

Lunch will be 12pm to 1pm and you’re welcome to join Alan for a bite to eat (bring your own food of course) 

Tea and coffee will be available in the Church, you can help yourself. 

Please Support this marathon task, come along where you can, tune in online, donate and sponsor, and generally be part of the music on Saturday 14th May. 

If you can share the information on your own social media. Everyone really does like a good Hymn! 👍 

Many thanks 


Jubilee Celebrations at Bellshill Central Parish Church

Hello friends

Here’s the details of the two Jubilee events being held at Bellshill Central Parish Church at the end of May and the Jubilee Weekend

Saturday 28th May 12noon – 2pm

Jubilee Luncheon

To help celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee the fundraising team are organising a 2 course lunch which will take place on Saturday 28 May from 12 until 2pm.

This will be in the form of a cold buffet lunch meats, sandwiches, quiche, chicken consisting of cold goujons, sausage rolls and a variety of salads followed by some fab desserts such as Royal Trifle, Union Jack Cake , Victoria Sponge and coronation cupcakes.

Tickets will be £10 and limited due to capacity, and available for sale on 15th and 22nd May.

Look out for the fundraising team in Church! Please come along and enjoy a day with friends celebrating such a special time, you might even find a free gift on your table!

SATURDAY, 4 JUNE 2022 FROM 14:00-15:00

Jubilee concert

Our organist, Alan Mathew, presents a short afternoon concert for the Queen’s Jubilee Celebration.

Music will include popular upbeat items from many royal occasions, including of course the rousing All People that on earth do dwell and the National Anthem with Royal Fanfare.

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards

St Andrew’s Hospice Midnight Walk Saturday 18 June, 2022

Fundraise, Walk, Remember

The Midnight Walk starts and finishes at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
8, 10 and 13 mile walking options
The event is open to men and women
Registration fee: £20 per person (+ P&P for t-shirt)

Walk in memory of a friend or loved one, as a way of keeping fit or simply to do something a little different on a Saturday night – whatever your reasons, please remember that by taking part, you are giving our patients and their loved ones the opportunity to make lasting memories together.

We would love to make this the biggest and best Midnight Walk yet! You can help us by asking your friends, family and colleagues to join you.

Join us for some fun warm-ups and entertainment before setting off.
The route is well lit and marshals will be on hand throughout.

Sign up at www.st-andrews-hospice.com/events or call Nadine Pender on 01236 766951


Holy Saturday

‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

The gap between Friday and Sunday – between falling down and rising up; between the darkness and the dawn; between the cross and the empty tomb – can feel like forever. How can we endure it? The same way that the disciples would have done: together. Let us pray that we can do this as a community of believers today.

God of Holy Saturday,
God who is there in the waiting,

Help us to hold on through the night.
Help us to see that we are not alone:
That we are part of a global community,
And that in this unity there is strength.

We pray that times of uncertainty
Will be times in which we can build bridges
And cross divides,
Knowing that only by doing this can we move forward.

Thank you God that you are with us always.
Help us to be with each other, always.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.