Weekly news catch up

Sunday worship continues at 11am each Sunday morning at 346 Main Street – Bellshill Central Parish Church. Our church is Central to Christ, Central to Bellshill and Central to YOU! For 143 years we have shouted out the Good News of Jesus Christ and of His love for one and all. We offer a warm and generous welcome to all, on Sundays or throughout the week at any of our week day activities and groups. Our minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, loves being in our Faith Family and reaching outwards into the communities of Bellshill Town Centre, Mossend and Orbiston. As the Church of Scotland Parish for Central Bellshill, including the Town Centre, we want to you be part of what is a wonderful community of fellowship and faith. Please simply #comeasyouare! 

This Sunday morning, 3rd November at 11am our minister Rev’d Kevin preaches on “The Virgin Birth of Christ” with readings from Isaiah 7:7-17 and Matthew 1:18-25.  The hymns include Come sing the praise of Jesus (t. Battle Hymn), He walked where I walk, Jesus name above all names, Lord I lift your name on high, To the name of our Salvation and Crown him with many crowns. The service will be live streamed via our website and YouTube channel for those wishing to take part live or later on catch up. If you would like a tape, CD or DVD of the service these can be made available by speaking to Drew Aitken. 


Heart and Sole walking group meets this Sunday leaving at 1pm, please make sure you bring your walking footwear, and waterproof jacket.   We may look to tackle Strathclyde Park this time.   This isn’t just a church group.  All members of the community are welcome. #getactive #keephealthy #walking 

Saturday 2nd November we are pleased to be hosting the wedding of Megan and John.  At 6pm until 9pm we hold our ever popular CHEESE AND WINE EVENING in the Church hall.  Entry by £5 tickets and Christmas and Seasonal stalls are also available.   Pick up that early Christmas stocking filler or gift. 

As the church for the Town Centre, our outreach this November includes a Time to Remember Service and Community Christingle Service. 

The Time to Remember Service takes place on Sunday 3rd November at 6.30pm in the Church at 346 Main Street. Time to Remember Service is a new service for us here at Central. It aims to offer a quiet, contemplative space and environment for those who may be recently bereaved or needing time to pray for a particularly difficult situation. Please invite anyone you feel might benefit. An opportunity to come and remember your loved ones who have died, hear their names read out and to light a candle. Remember a time or difficult situation. If you would like to attend and wish a loved one’s name read out please email us on bellshillcentral@gmail.com or phone 01698 841176. You are simply welcome to come along and listen, if that will help you through a difficult time. 

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE on Saturday 30th November at 12noon, is for all ages, particularly families. At the start of Advent we discover the Christingle and its meaning of the light of Christ that we can take with us throughout December towards CHRISTmas day.   Please look at our eventbright link on the website and register your families attendance so we have enough oranges, candles etc prepared for to make your Christingle.  THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. 

Bellshill Central Parish Church invites the whole community and especially any ex service men and women to come on SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER to the town act of Remembrance at 10.45am at the cenotaph followed by the church service at Central Church beginning at 11.30am.  Youth and Uniformed organisations will take part and the poppies will once again be laid up at the War memorials.   

Our regular activities take place during the week: 

  • Wednesday – Music Makers and Shakers classes all morning; 7.00pm bowls club
  • Thursday – 6.00pm Brownies, 7.45pm Guides 
  • Friday – Choir 7.15pm; 7.30pm Friday Club. 
  • Sunday – 10.45 Choir, 11am Church Service, Sunday school, crèche. 12.15pm tea and coffee, 1pm heart and Sole walking group, 6.30pm Time to Remember service 
  • Monday  – 1.30pm the Guild have a speaker planned, jewellery making with Maureen Jackson. Tea and goodies are always available and men and women are both equally welcome.  There’s no need to be a member to come along. 
  • Tuesday – 6pm Rainbows 

The Bellshill Community Food Bank have ran out of carrier bags which are needed to give out the various food parcels. If you can help out the Food-bank with carrier bags, you can leave any carrier bags at Bellshill Central Parish Church anytime we are open. There is a box in the entrance to the hall, or you can pass to Lawson or Jean Kyle at the Church. You help is greatly appreciated in this important outreach program. 


  • Monday 4th November 7.30pm Clothes Show at Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre tickets £2 from Anne Guy. 
  • SUNDAY 10th November – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – Town Remembrance at the cenotaph followed by the church service here at Central at 11.30am- all very welcome. 
  • Saturday 30th November 12noon Christingle Service, 1pm Christmas lunch and celebrations, including a visit from the man in the red suit! 
  • Sunday 8th December Communion Service with retiring offering. 

Our church buildings are available to hire for the whole community. Whether you’re after a large hall, a small office or the church itself, we have spaces available to suit. Our Church Hall is equally suited to dance classes, coffee mornings or birthday parties. We have a spacious and functional kitchen with ample room to prepare food etc. We have a fully accessible disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. Our halls and church are fitted with WiFi. The church has large screens and sound system suitable for meetings and presentations. Our hall has portable audio visual equipment available upon request. 

Finally, we invite you to join with our minister in his weekly YouTube podcasts. Look up Kevin de Beer on YouTube. His inspirational and thoughtful messages are watched all around the world. You can also look at some of his archive videos from his Word on Wednesday series, or 21 words. 

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Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018 at 11am



Choir Introit – Jesus is Risen – Alleluia!

Opening Responses

Minister – The Lord is Risen!
Congregation – He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

HYMN – See what a morning! (Sheet)

Easter Acclamation

Introduction to Easter Drama

(Please stand to join in the Hymns during the drama)

  • Palm Sunday (including the Hymn We have a King – Sheet)
  • The Last Supper (including the Hymn MP 988 How deep the Father’s love for us) ~ During Communion the choir will sing “Take and Eat”
  • Denial and Arrest
  • Jesus before Pilate
  • Soldiers mock Jesus
  • Crucifixion (including the Hymn MP 85 Come and see)
  • Jesus is Risen! (including the Hymn MP 357 Jesus Christ is Risen today)
  • Jesus among His disciples (including the Hymn Come people of the risen King – Sheet)

Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Others (Jim Grier)

Offering Uplifted and Dedicated (Rev Kevin de Beer)

HYMN 689 – Thine be the Glory, Risen Conquering Son

Benediction and Sung Amen

Sunday 1st October 2017 @ 11.00am

Order for Worship


Harvest Thanksgiving

We prepare to worship God
Welcome and Church Notices
Choir Introit – When all thy mercies (Godre’r Coed)
Call to worship
HYMN 152 For the beauty of the earth
Prayer and Lord’s prayer
We worship with the Children
Talk with the Children
HYMN (sheet) Bless the Lord O my soul (10,000 Reasons)
Offering and Dedication
We listen to God’s Word
1st READING: Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:13
ANTHEM Look at the world (John Rutter)
2nd READING: Revelation 2:1-7 (read by a Church Member)
HYMN 494 O, for a closer walk with God
SERMON: Before the stars go dark
We respond as Christ’s folk
HYMN 882 Lord of all hopefulness (t. Slane)
Prayers for others
HYMN 224 He who would valiant be
Benediction and 3-fold Amen
We go out into the world to LOVE and to SERVE


Sunday 9th July 2017 at 11 o’clock

isaiah-25-1I really do love you, please let me help you

We prepare to Worship God
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Introit Welcome everybody, it’s good to see you here
Call to worship
Hymn 13 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
We worship with the Young Folk
Time with the children
Hymn Our God is a great big God
Anthem CH4 575 Over my head, I hear music in the air
We listen for God’s Word
Reading/s Isaiah 25:1-9 and Luke 14:1-15
Hymn 702 Through all the changing scenes of life
We respond as Christ’s Folk
Hymn 385 Jesus, the name high over all
Prayers of intercession
Hymn 200 Great is Thy faithfulness
Benediction and three-fold amen
We go out, to Love and to Serve

Tea and Coffee are served after this service.  All are warmly invited.