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Bearsden Cross Church - Events & News

Events & News for your diary

Magazine CoverWord from the Cross current edition of the church magazine available.

Sunday Services at 10.30 a.m. Activities for children, Crèche are available. See below for our upcoming church events or look at the calendar.

Bible Notes available, see Minister's Page.

concert poster
Coffee Concert
The next in the series of Coffee Concerts will be held on Saturday May 17th at 11:30am.

The programme is to include an eclectic and wide ranging concert of music for horn and piano including works by Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss and more recent composers.

Sue Baxendale, French horn
Sue Baxendale joined the Orchestra of Scottish Opera as Section Principal Horn in 1996, and is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and the Royal Northern College of Music. Alongside her position at Scottish Opera, Sue freelances extensively throughout the UK playing both horn and Wagner tuba, and as guest principal horn with ensembles including the Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Opera North, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata amongst many others. Sue is horn tutor at the Junior Conservatoire at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Derek Clark, Piano
Derek was born in Glasgow and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) and the London Opera Centre. He joined Welsh National Opera’s music staff in 1977 as a repetiteur and staff conductor, conducting a wide repertoire ranging from Handel and Mozart to Maxwell Davies and Stravinsky. He is a regular guest coach at the National Opera Studio, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). As an accompanist he has appeared throughout Britain and he also works as an arranger and composer.

Admission £10.00 (children accompanied by an adult free) coffee, served from 10.45 a.m., included.

Tickets from purple edge, the church office,or at the door.

Poitiers Twinning: Questionnaire

The questionnaire distributed with the paper version of the November magazine is available to download and complete here.

Reforming the Kirk

Lecture Poster
A series of three lectures by Rev Doug Gay entitled 'Reforming the Kirk'
will continue this week, viewable live on-line, later by download, on Wednesday 8th at 6:30pm, with the third and final lecture on 15th February.

These promise a candid, forthright and bold analysis of the state of the Church of Scotland and the choices facing it. For further details

He will explore what it means to be ‘presbyterian’ in today’s Scotland, in which even kirk members are ambivalent about their identity. Recognising the significant challenges facing the church in the coming decade, he will offer a manifesto for enacting structural reform, including key economic reforms, within the Kirk and will argue that change is essential to address deep seated problems of decline and dysfunction.

Rev Doug Gay Lecture

Lecture 1 — “Walls Without Church?”
The first lecture (1st February) explores ‘what just happened?’ tracing the decline of the Kirk as a national institution since the 1960s.

Lecture 2 — “Call and Response”
The second lecture (8th February) explores the relationship between the church’s understanding of its own calling and its response.

Lecture 3 — “Grand Designs”
The final lecture (15th February) makes the case for radical structural reform of the Church of Scotland over the next decade.

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For More on the services together with  other events see below, also viewable as a calendar or check out the current issue of our parish magazine.