COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Worship Services during Covid-19 pandemic

The Church Of Scotland has decided that it is necessary to cease all gatherings for worship for the foreseeable future as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This means that there will be no worship services in Bellshill Central Parish Church for the foreseeable future (at least until after Easter), being also the case for all week day meetings, groups or additional services of worship. Wedding and Baptism services are also suspended, but for funerals please contact our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer and the undertaker of your choice who will be able to advise accordingly.

However, we are moving our worship on-line. You will be able to live-stream Sunday worship at 11am from a virtual Bellshill Central by going to our “Watch Live” page, “You Tube” channel or Facebook page / Twitter feed.

We hope to continue the fellowship and Christian community of Bellshill Central over the next period of time, and would really encourage everyone to keep in touch by using our WhatsApp group, phone calls and other keeping in touch methods.

Also, depending on Government Advice we hope to open the church for prayer and reflection with the necessary protocols all in place – more details to follow.

Below you will find our latest updates about the COVID-19 Pandemic, please read them for the current information and guidance.

Praying at home

Perhaps you find it hard to pray at home? You aren’t alone in this! Being stuck at home can be boring, frustrating, or lonely, even if there are other people in the house with you! And if you are very unwell, or worried you might become so, it can be frightening, too. God is with … Continue reading Praying at home

28 June 2020 – Statement regarding COVID 19 Temporary Church closures

In line with all Church of Scotland congregations we reviewed our temporary closure of the buildings, and now would like to update all members, friends and regular worshippers at Bellshill Central Parish Church. There is a short video presentation below, and you can also read a letter which contains the same information. Please let others … Continue reading 28 June 2020 – Statement regarding COVID 19 Temporary Church closures

THE BELLSHILL CENTRAL BAKE OFF

Are you Bellshill’s answer to Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood? We are organising the Bellshill Central Bake Off, for our church members and wider community. During these lock down weeks there have been shortages of flour, eggs, sugar, caster sugar, icing sugar and much much more! We can only assume that everyone has been busily … Continue reading THE BELLSHILL CENTRAL BAKE OFF

Prayer Ribbons

As the country looks towards the Government’s plans to relax restrictions and allow a phased return to some normality in the Coronavirus pandemic prayer more than ever is needed! Here at Bellshill’s Central Church we’ve encouraged daily prayers each night at 8pm, for our town, community and the wider country for those affected by COVID19. … Continue reading Prayer Ribbons

Join us in Prayer tonight at 7pm

This Sunday (7 June), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, 14 Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland, have co-signed the letter calling for prayer. Since the start of lockdown, Christians from across the country have been continuing to … Continue reading Join us in Prayer tonight at 7pm

Prayer Ribbons

As the country looks towards the Government’s plans to relax restrictions and allow a phased return to some normality in the Coronavirus pandemic prayer more than ever is needed! Here at Bellshill’s Central Church we’ve encouraged daily prayers each night at 8pm, for our town, community and the wider country for those affected by COVID19. … Continue reading Prayer Ribbons

Lockdown Chronicle

Hello folks, We hope this finds you safe and well. The BCPC Online Lockdown Chronicle – a replacement for the regular church magazine – is attached for your reading pleasure Please pass it on to anyone you might feel is interested in what is going in and around BCPC. If you are aware of anyone … Continue reading Lockdown Chronicle

Light at the end of the tunnel

Scottish Government’s plans are for churches at PHASE 2 (date not announced) to re-open for private prayer “and other types of ceremonies . . .with minimal attendees”. At PHASE 3 (date not announced) churches can re-open “to extended groups subject to physical distancing and hygiene safeguards” with “relaxation of restrictions to attendance at funerals, marriages … Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel

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 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 … Continue reading National Day of Prayer and Action

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 … Continue reading Important information from BCPC

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 … Continue reading Cancellation of Church Services

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 … Continue reading Further Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Update 17/03/2020: All public worship services are cancelled until further notice. Coronavirus (COVID-19) information – We have in place hand sanitizers at the front door of the building (Church main door), the halls and the kitchen. The toilets have ample supply of soap and nail brushes as good hand washing is the most effective way … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) information


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