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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.

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.

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During April we had problems with the church domain name which affected both the website and the email. The issue is now sorted and all is also working again. To assist with rebuilding distribution lists, if you would like to continue to receive information as appropriate e.g. Kirk Session Papers, “Word from the Cross”, various rotas etc by email, please email the usual church email address ( as soon as possible.

Christian Aid Week

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Thanks to all who helped in any way with the Christian Aid fundraising activities. If you have any contributions still to come in then the sooner these are included the sooner they can be passed on.

Music Festival
Music Festival with Milngavie Music Club June 1st to 3rd

‘Celebrating young people, their talents and their contribution to the cultural and creative life of Scotland’

In a joint venture involving Bearsden Cross Church, Milngavie Music Club, MacOpera and the Glasgow Chamber Choir a young musicians festival is to take place in our church from 1st - 3rd June of this year.

On Friday 1st June a recital of music by Schubert, Poulenc and César Franck for violin and piano will be given by the brilliant young violinist Savitri Grier and pianist Richard Uttley.

On Saturday morning 2nd June a Coffee Concert with a difference will be given under the auspices of MacOpera, which will feature twelve talented music pupils from Dumbartonshire Schools who will perform a selection of movements from classical works along with the professional musicians from the orchestra of Scottish Opera.

On Sunday 3rd June the morning service will include contributions from the East Dunbartonshire Youth Choir and then at 3.00 p.m. a concert will be given by the Glasgow Chamber Choir, directed by Michael Bawtree.

Tickets for the concerts are priced £10 (full time students £5; school pupils free) or, alternatively a combined 3-concert ticket can be purchased for £24. All of these will be available from Purple Edge, Bearsden, The Iron Chef, Milngavie and The Church Office.

The Festival Service is of course open to all and does not require a ticket.

The Music Team, who organise the Coffee Concerts, hope you may be able to support some, this new venture linking the church and local community. Please put the dates in your diary now!

Reforming the Kirk

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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.