This site gives information about the Christian Churches in Bishopbriggs who are working together and learning from each other in responding to God.
Situated to the north of Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest city – the town of Bishopbriggs has developed since the 18th century in association with coal mining, brickmaking, quarrying, engineering and publishing.
The name Bishopbriggs derives from Bishop’s “riggs”, or fields. Our ‘praying hands’ logo indicates that prayer – dialogue with God – is at the centre of what we seek to do together.
Cadder Parish Church of ScotlandWe worship in a building built in 1825, but on a site where Christians have worshipped since 1150. We have two church halls, the North, on Cadder Road near the Church and the South, on Kirkintilloch Road, near the town centre. In the South Halls there is a Chapel, Third World Gift Shop, Conference room and Coffee Shop where people of all faiths and none gather.
Address: Cadder Road, Bishopbriggs G64 3QD.
Cadder South Halls: Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs G64 2JA.
Information: 0141 772 1363.
Activities: Badminton Club, Child Care Group, Choir or Music Group, Coffee Shop, Fair Trade Stall, Halls can be hired, Men’s Club, Women’s Group, Youth Club or Group, Youth Organisations. Service times: Sunday: 10.30 am, Sunday Worship in the Church. First Sunday of every month from September-June: 7.30 Prayer Meeting/Group, Communion in the South Hall Chapel. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am Morning Prayer in the South Hall Chapel.
St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church
St Dominic’s Roman Catholic ChurchThe parish was established in 1973 and the church building completed in 1977. It is a large parish whose life centres on the service of the mass. This has two main elements; celebrating the presence of the Lord Jesus in His Word, and in his Body and Blood. Our Parish Hall provides an important place for all groups to gather and grow as a community.
We are a vibrant church full of young families, which values people of all ages in the whole church family. We enjoy meeting together each Sunday to worship a living God. We also meet in small groups mid-week to share our faith, to pray into each others’ lives and into current issues. We believe in a God who wants to take an active part in each aspect of our lives.
Address: 21 Park Avenue, Bishopbriggs G64 2SN.
Information: 0141 762 1473.
Activities: Bible Study, House Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Youth Club or Group. Service times: Sunday 10.30 am Morning Worship, including Crèche, Noah’s Friends and Rainbow Church.
Kenmure Church of Scotland
Kenmure Church of ScotlandKenmure began life as a Mission Hall, becoming recognised as a United Presbyterian Church in 1879. The original church was on the site of the Safeway. Early in the twentieth century the new church was built in Viewfield Road. Today Kenmure still owns its evangelical heritage and seeks in service and organisation to communicate the love of Christ.
Address: Viewfield Road, Bishopbriggs G64 2AF.
Information: 0141 772 1468.
Activities: Bible Study, Book Stall, Dancing Classes, Prayer Meeting/Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Rambling Club, Youth Club or Group, Youth Organisations. Service times: Sunday 11.15 am Morning Worship (Crèche, Junior Church, Bible Class). 6.30 pm Evening Worship.
St Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church
St Matthew’s Roman Catholic ChurchSt Matthew’s is a Catholic parish. The parish was founded in 1946 and the present church building was opened in 1950. St Matthew’s served the whole of Bishopbriggs until 1973 when the parish of St Dominic’s was founded.
Address: Adjacent to the Triangle, Bishopbriggs G64 2LX.
Information: 0141 772 1619.
Activities: Bridge Club, Book Stall, Bible Study, Dancing Classes, Drama Group, Halls can be hired, Keep Fit Classes, Men’s Club, Prayer Meeting/Group, Senior Citizens, Women’s Group, Youth Organisations. Service times: Sunday Mass 9.30 am, 11 am, 12.15 pm & 6.00 pm (11 is Family Mass). Monday–Saturday Mass 10 am. Friday Exposition /Adoration 10.30 am–12 noon. Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation 10.30 am & 5.30 Prayer Meeting/Group, Vigil Mass 5.30pm.
Woodhill Evangelical Church
Woodhill Evangelical ChurchWoodhill Evangelical Church evolved from, and is still known to many as, the “Gospel Hall”. It is an open evangelical fellowship in the life of which sharing the Good News about Jesus occupies a prominent place. The 10 am Worship Service consists largely in a time of open worship, concluding with the Act of Communion.
Activities: Bible Study, House Group, Prayer Meeting/Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Senior Citizens, Women’s Group, Youth Club or Group. Service times: Sunday 10 am Worship & Communion (Crèche); 11.25 am Family Hour (Crèche & Sunday School); 6.45pm Bible Hour (Crèche); 8 pm Youth Fellowship. Wednesday 8 pm – ring for details.
Springfield Cambridge Church of Scotland
Springfield Cambridge Church of ScotlandWe are one of the three churches serving the Woodhill area of Bishopbriggs. We offer a warm and sincere welcome to all enquirers and visitors who care to join us for Sunday Worship at 11am. We have good youth work facilities led by dedicated leaders. We have a first-class musical director with a good choir and praise band.
Address: The Leys, Bishopbriggs G64 1PP.
Information: 0141 772 1540.
Activities: Badminton Club, Book Stall, Bible Study, Child Care Group, Choir or Music Group, Halls can be hired, Keep Fit Classes, Over Fifties Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Senior Citizens, Youth Club or Group, Youth Organisations. Service times: Sunday 11 am Morning Service (Crèche, Sunday School & Bible Class); 6.30pm Evening Service (First Sunday of winter months).
St James the Less Scottish Episcopal Church
St James the Less Scottish Episcopal ChurchWe welcome visitors and newcomers. A recent visitor wrote: “I recommend St James to you if you are looking for a church that is friendly and seeks to make a difference. The building and the people combine a rich heritage with forward thinking.” Our Scottish church is part of the world-wide Anglican communion of Churches, including the Churches of England, Ireland and Wales.
Address: Hilton Road, Bishopbriggs G64 3EL.
Information: 0141 563 5154.
Activities: Arthritis Care Group, Bridge Club, Bible Study, Choir or Music Group, Dancing Classes, Fair Trade Stall, Halls can be hired, Over Fifties Group, Prayer Meeting/Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Scottish Slimmers, Women’s Group. Service times: Sunday 9 am Eucharist, 10.30 am Sung Eucharist (Crèche & Junior Church). Monday 9.30 am Morning Prayer, 9.30 pm Night Prayer. Thursday 10.30 am Morning Prayer & Eucharist; 9.30pm Night Prayer.
Free Church of Scotland
Free Church of ScotlandThe congregation formed in 1862 and use of the present building began in 1910. The form of worship is traditional Presbyterian. We are evangelical and are fully committed to sharing the Gospel with everyone. Biblical teaching for Christian growth and development are high on our agenda of activities.
Activities: Book Stall, Bible Study, Craft Group, Prayer Meeting/Group, Play Group for Toddlers, Senior Citizens, Women’s Group. Service times: Sunday 11 am Service (Crèche); 11.30 am Sunday School; 6.30pm Service. Wednesday 8 pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting (held in local homes and Church). Thursday 10.30 am Ladies Bible Study (held in local homes).
Bishopbriggs Churches Together (BCT) is a body set up by formal agreement between Christian Churches in Bishopbriggs on 25th March 2002. This date relates to the signing of a new constitution details of which can be seen elsewhere on this website. The constitution details the objectives of BCT and in many ways it mirrors the structures and ways of working recently adopted by Action of Churches Together in Scotland. There are also close links with Glasgow Churches Together. A leaflet (right) carrying information on this website was circulated throughout Bishopbriggs in March 2003 to mark the anniversary of the signing.
There is a long history of good ecumenical relations in Bishopbriggs dating back to the time of the Bishopbriggs Council of Churches, of which BCT is the successor body. Community survey work undertaken ecumenically as a result of the local approach to the Church of Scotland’s Glasgow Presbytery Mission Plan of a few years ago led to the development and formalisation of BCT. There are good links between BCT and Bishopbriggs Community Council and BCT is particularly involved in ceremonies associated with the Gala Day in June, the Remembrance Parade in November and the Jubilee Beacon lighting at Hogmanay.
BCT currently meets on the third Monday monthly from September to June in St James Church Hall, Hilton Road, Bishopbriggs at 7.30pm.
The meetings are intended as a way in which people from Bishopbriggs Churches can learn about and from each other with a view to working cooperatively on the task of mission in Bishopbriggs and beyond.
All are welcome in addition to those who formally represent their churches. Anyone who stays in Bishopbriggs or is part of a sister ecumenical group is welcome to drop in as a visitor to any of our meetings. The Annual General Meeting is held in June.
Sub-groups formed from interested parties within the churches meet as required by the needs of the work in hand. There are sub-groups concerned with worship, study, communication and service to the community.
The current Office Bearers are:
Convenor – The Rev’d Robin Paisley, St James Scottish Episcopal Church Secretary – Mrs Mary Welsh, St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church Treasurer – Mr Jim Stormont, Springfield Cambridge Church of Scotland
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