2016 ARCHIVE

2016 BI-CENTENARY

A Bicentennial Committee led by elder Donald John Maclean was formed to organise events in celebration of a special year. 

On Sunday 17 January 2016, the Bicentennial Launch Service was held, conducted by Rev Angus R Mathieson and Rev G Stewart Smith, both former members of the Church. Mr Smith is the son of Rev Henry Smith, former minister of Kilsyth Old Parish Church. 

A pulpit fall and lectern fall were gifted by North Lanarkshire Council, represented by Depute Provost Jean Jones. The choir sang "The Living Stones" adopted as the Bicentennial Hymn and whose words and music are by Maureen Divers, Church Organist and choir leader.

The Kirk Session and Board members, September 2016.  Also present was the Interim Moderator, Rev Gordon Macrae.

Retired banker Mr Bill Gracie, shown here presenting a copy of his book to the Right Rev Russell Barr. "The Old Lady of Backbrae" tells the 200 year old story of the Burns and Old Parish Church.

On Sunday 18 September 2016, the Right Rev Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland preached the Bicentennial Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service.

That evening, a Songs of Praise Service took place, led by Croy Silver Band.

2016 CHRISTENING ROBE FESTIVAL

The 2016 Christening robes and shawl festival was interesting and enjoyed by everyone; thanks to everyone who attended, helping us sing our festive carols and raise £1250 towards church funds.    

2016 HARVEST FESTIVAL

Each year our Congregation donate food items for our Harvest Festival. The items gathered are displayed on the chancel at the front of the Church. 

Following our Harvest Sunday Service the items are donated to Kilsyth Community Foodbank.

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2016 OPEN DOORS DAYS

Visitors were given tours of the historic building and were able to view the fine architecture and artifacts.

 

Pictured here is the Kilsyth Optimists Discovery Group Historic Quilt, which depicts the history of the town; visitors from near and far were very impressed.

Thanks to the support of the congregation and local community attending a Coffee morning we raised over £1,200!! 

BEATSON CANCER CHARITY

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