At this current time, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to physically meet for worship and activities. Therefore, worship has moved on-line. All activities listed on this Website are suspended until further notice.
You may by now have seen or heard that the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, announced that congregational worship can resume with appropriate Health and Safety Guidelines in place, from the 15 July 2020.
Our Kirk Session is working very hard on enabling this to happen but, unfortunately, there is no definitive date for reopening Eastwood at this time.
Reopening the church will not be a simple process, with many guidelines to be followed in order to ensure the safety of everyone who is using our building. This will include social distancing measures, the mandatory wearing of face masks, keeping a record of who uses the building, and adequate cleaning measures. There will also be no singing when we return to church, or any opportunity for tea, coffee or social gatherings. In short, a return to the building will not be a return to church how we remember it.
While we work to ensure that our building is safe for everyone to return to, our services will continue to be live screened on Zoom and available on YouTube to ensure that we remain connected together at this difficult time. The latest worship can be clicked on below. Written scripts of worship can also be found on the Sermon Catch Up page.
We look forward to returning to our building when it is safe to do so. Please look out for updated information in your email inbox, here, or on Facebook.
Greetings from Eastwood Parish Church of Scotland, located at the foot of Mansewood Road, where it meets Thornliebank Road, in the south-side of Glasgow. Our church building is just a short way up the hill behind the halls. We worship every Sunday at 11.15am.
We are a committed, hardworking, friendly and lively church family where everyone is valued and made welcome. We strive to be a major part of the immediate community life around the parish of Eastwood and aim to serve both young and old. Everyone is welcome at our clubs and activities. Please feel free to join us, you do not need to be a church member, just come along any time or contact us if you require more information. We can offer a worship space where everyone can feel valued and welcome.
We would be delighted to welcome you and yours to any of our services and activities at Eastwood.
Watch our new video blog below
'Stepping Out, Getting Wet' - The Rev. Nigel Chikanya helps us explore what it means to 'step out' in faith.
You can watch our other videos HERE
Eastwood Parish News
We know that lockdown has been hard on many people. If you're not feeling quite yourself, SAMH has lots of good things on their website about looking after yourself during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Help Hub has also been set up to help anyone who is struggling emotionally at this time. They are a group of over 800 professional trained therapists and counsellors who aim to provide a free therapy and counselling service for as many people as possible. Go to www.thehelphub.co.uk to book a 20 minute appointment.
If you need to speak to someone urgently about how you're feeling, these numbers might help:
- Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87 - are there for with low mood, depression and anxiety
- Samaritans - 116 123 (Freephone) - are there for anyone struggling to cope
- Shout - text 85258 - the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text service, free on all major mobile networks