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Bearsden Cross Church - Events & News

Events & News for your diary

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Word from the Cross
current edition of the church magazine available.

Note: If you are able to access the magazine online via this website please do so.

If, in the past you used to receive a printed copy of the magazine let us know that a printed version is not needed, by e-mail:

At present we are not able to print & distribute copies in the usual way. However we will nevertheless endeavour to deliver copies to those who are not able to get it online.

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Opening of Bearsden Cross Church for Worship on Sundays
This document (Word 'docx' format) gives details of the present arrangements around Sunday worship. This is in line with Scottish Government (SG) and Church of Scotland guidance and gives details of how to 'reserve' a place at worship. Due to the physical distancing requirements the numbers are limited to thirty-six or so.

Online worship continues alongside 'in-person' worship at 10.30am each Sunday.
The online provision can be accessed through the church’s Facebook page.

No-one should feel that they have to be physically present at worship at this time but everyone is welcome.
Please think carefully whether you or someone in your household group are in a particularly vulnerable category by reason of health and/or age. If you are, then you may decide that coming to worship even with precautions may be unwise. To help you decide, the Church of Scotland recommends that you use the guidance in this assessment tool (pdf).

We are following the advice from the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland.

• Reserve your space through the Office, giving your name, telephone number, and email address if you have one. Phone the Church Office (0141 942 0507) between 10am – midday on Thursday and Friday for that coming Sunday. If we are oversubscribed for the coming Sunday you will go on to the list for the following week.
PLEASE NOTE: The Office remains closed to visitors at this time.
• Arrive at the church around 10-15 minutes before the service.
• Follow hand hygiene protocols.
• Wear a face-covering (if necessary, we can provide this).
• Follow our physical distancing arrangements.
• Refrain from singing during the service.
• Stay at home if you have symptoms of COVID, or if you are self-isolating.
• Stay at home if you feel that you or someone you live with is particularly vulnerable to COVID.

Online streaming
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We are continuing to stream a weekly act of worship online. 

The streamed services are on our Facebook page at 10:30am on a Sunday morning and are available thereafter for you to catch up later. Please note that whilst Facebook will encourage you to 'sign up', this is not necessary to view the services.

Look for the Videos 
tab where all of these are available.

Preaching the Parables

Over the coming months the Minister will continue to preach each week on the parables that Jesus told.

25th Oct. Matt. 24:42-51 The Faithful Servant
1st Nov. Matt. 25:1-13 The Ten Foolish Bridesmaids
8th Nov. N/A Remembrance Sunday
15th Nov. Matt. 25:14-30 The Talents
22nd Nov. Matt. 25:31-46 The Sheep and the Goats
29th Nov. N/A First Sunday of Advent


A parable can loosely be defined as “a story with a meaning” and we might also say that the stories that Jesus told were “earthly stories with heavenly meanings.” The series began in late September and will run throughout the coming months, with the exception of Advent and Christmas.

It is hoped that you will find this series to be interesting and illuminating.

'Pray for ...' or 'Thank you for ...'
Prayer Tree: As mentioned by the Minister you can now send an email to with heading 'Pray for ...' or 'Thank you for ...'. The Minister will then see that  these are hung on our Prayer Tree.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In accordance with government advice and that issued by the Church of Scotland about physical distancing and the need to minimise social and religious gatherings Worship on Sundays has had to change.

Bible Class, Funday Sunday and the Saturday Night Club are cancelled, as are all other activities
based at the church or in our halls. Meanwhile there are virtual meetups for the young people on social platforms.

Scottish Government information is here. Follow its 'News' link for details of changes.

Upcoming church events see below, look at the calendar or check out the latest via our magazine page.

General Assembly 2019 - Radical Action Plan

For a summary see Life & Work

For a report on the Kirk Session discussion held on 23rd October 2019 see here.

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.