CRANHILL PARISH CHURCH
We follow the seasons of the Christian calendar, and try to keep the worship space changing to reflect and enhance our worship. We have special services at Christmas and Easter, often sharing with St Maria Goretti Church.
Occasional reflective services
We occasionally meet on a Sunday evening for a quiet service or healing service, as advertised.
Nearly New Sale
Most Mondays there is a great selection of quality second hand clothes, household linens and bric-a-brac on sale 9am – 12 noon. You’ll get a warm welcome and a cup of tea too!
Cranhill Crazy Church
Cranhill Crazy Church is our version of Messy Church http://www.messychurch.org.uk/ . Parents, carers and primary age children come together once a month on a Monday 3.30 -5.30pm to explore faith, get creative, let off steam and gather round a meal. Jesus never set up a building or an organisation. All he said to his friends was ‘Love one another!’ and ‘Eat together!’ So at Crazy Church all ages come together, learn to be kind and share, include everybody and learn the Jesus Way.
Worship for Holy Week
Easter Day (21st April) 9 am Hogganfield Loch (opposite the playpark)
5.30pm Ruchazie Church evening meal and Easter evening worship
Notices for Sunday 21st April
Discipleship Lab will meet after church today for lunch and a blether.
Cranhill Development Trust is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm this week. Young at Heart is on every Friday, New Scot Social and English classes continue on a Tuesday, Employability advice is available. Phone 774 3344 for an appointment.
Lots of volunteering opportunities.
The cafe is open from 8am -3pm every day. (07775 313370)
The new community shop is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, If you’d like to volunteer for a few hours a week please speak to Maureen.
Nearly New Sale will be off on Easter Monday. Quality pre-loved goods always welcome.
Come and Sing Café Next meets on Monday 6th May at Ruchazie Parish Church
Girls Brigade returns after their Spring break for the last few weeks before the summer.
Family Matters Family Matters will run on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Eileen can be contacted at or 07758 197986 Our new Baby Matters project, for families through pregnancy and early years is on Wednesdays. Speak to Eileen to find out more.
Friday 26th April 7.30pm ‘Let the children play!’ Friends from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are putting on a concert to support the NECC Psychosocial Play Centre in Gaza, desperately needed by traumatised children. Tickets for donation price £3 available. Please take some and invite friends and neighbours. It would be great to raise £300, and a great evening of music is promised. If you advertise further afield, there is a fundraising page here: https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/neccpsychosocialplayforchildreningaza-9dd11a44
Home groups throughout the year enable us to deepen friendships and explore faith together …and there’s often cake! Faith and doubt belong together, and questions are always in order.
We are proud to say we were the first Priority Area church to achieve eco-congregation status, working in partnership with Cranhill Development Trust. As part of our commitment to justice, peace and the care of creation we want to keep building on this.
We are glad to have a ‘ministry of food’, sharing meals together regularly. A new venture in Autumn 2016, in partnership with Cranhill Development Trust, is a monthly meal cooked by volunteers and shared, with conversation, around tables with friends old and new.
We offer a short service of worship at Burlington Court Nursing Home on the first Sunday of every month. The minister is chaplain at Cranhill Primary School and part of the team at Smithycroft Secondary School.
Since January 2014 the three congregations of Garthamlock and Craigend East, Ruchazie and Cranhill have been working together to form a parish grouping, looking for new ways to reach and serve their communities. We share worship regularly throughout the year and hope to build on our growing sense of connection. The staff team from the three churches meet regularly and support one another.
I'M LOOKING FOR
The minister, Muriel, can be contacted through the office at Cranhill Development Trust or by calling the manse 0141 770 6873.
The minister, Muriel, is glad to speak to any family about sharing a service of baptism or blessing as part of Sunday worship at 11am. We take our commitment to families who profess faith and seek baptism for their children seriously, and try to keep in touch.
If you are planning to get married, the minister would be glad to help either with a service held in the church or in another venue. Don’t let cost put you off. There is a small charge for use of the building, but there is no charge for the minister’s preparation and service. All you need is the marriage license, which currently costs £70.
It is a privilege to be able to offer support and comfort during a time of bereavement. The minister or a colleague will meet with the family and plan a suitable funeral service which may be conducted in the church or at the crematorium or graveside. There is a small charge for use of the church building, but there is no charge for the minister’s preparation and service.
If a death is expected, the minister is glad to visit and pray at home or in hospital, and if appropriate plan the service with the person who is at the end of life, and with the family.
The minister will follow up after the funeral and support the family in any way she can. We hold a memorial service annually on the first Sunday in Advent, recognising that Christmas is hard when a loved one is gone.
If there is someone or something you particularly want prayer for, let us know. If you want to talk add your phone number to the request.