This site is an information resource for people who want to know more about the Christian Churches in Bishopbriggs and Robroyston who are working together to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Situated to the north of Glasgow, the town of Bishopbriggs has grown since its beginnings in the mid 18th century. The name of the town is thought to refer to the strips of farmland known as 'riggs' from which the Bishop of Glasgow raised tithes. After the completion of the Forth and Clyde Canal in the 19th century the town's modest population grew exponentially along with the new industries of coal mining, brickmaking, quarrying, engineering and publishing.
There is a long history of good ecumenical relations in Bishopbriggs dating back to the time of the Bishopbriggs Council of Churches. Bishopbriggs Churches Together (BCT) is an eccumenical body set up by formal agreement between Christian churches in Bishopbriggs on 25th March 2002. Our constitution details the objectives of BCT and in many ways reflects the structures and ways of working adopted by Action of Churches Together in Scotland. Our praying hands logo shows that prayer is at the centre of what we seek to do together.
BCT enjoys a good relationship with Bishopbriggs Community Council and participates in various celebrations and ceremonies throughout the year including the Easter Parade, Gala Day in June, Remembrance Parade in November and lighting the Jubilee Beacon at Hogmanay.
BCT generally meets on the third Monday monthly from September to June.
The meetings allow people from Bishopbriggs Churches to learn about and from each other with a view to working cooperatively on the task of mission in Bishopbriggs. Sub-groups formed from interested parties within our churches meet additionally as required. In addition to those who formally represent their churches, anyone who stays in the Bishopbriggs area or who is part of another ecumenical group is very welcome to drop in to any of our meetings.
The current office bearers are:
Convenor: Derek Wood, Woodhill Evangelical Church
Deputy Convenor: Alison Little, Cadder Parish Church
Interim Treasurer: Irene Fitchett and Jim Stormont
Links to member churches' websites: Bishopbriggs Community Church, Cadder Parish Church, Kenmure Church of Scotland, Robroyston Church of Scotland, St James Episcopal Church, St Dominic's RC Church, St Matthew's RC Church, Woodhill Evangelical Church.