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.
Please note that our Church Buildings are now closed as per the instruction of the Scottish Government. Please see the letter from our Minister below.
At the beginning of a new year, I want to take some time to write to you following the First Minister of Scotland’s statement to the Holyrood Parliament on 4 January 2021. With a significant increase in the number of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the country, we now find ourselves in a similar lockdown as we were in during the spring of 2020.
Regrettably, yet necessary at this time, all services and activities that take place in our Church buildings are now suspended until further notice. The Church website will be updated to reflect this.
We will continue to worship together on Sunday mornings on ZOOM. Please note that from this coming Sunday – 10 January 2020 – this service will begin at 11.15 am, with the room being ‘open’ from 11am. There will also be a pre-recorded, short act of worship on our Church website, YouTube channel and Facebook page on Sunday afternoons.
We will also continue to offer opportunities for chat on ZOOM on Sundays, immediately after the service, Tuesdays at 11am and Wednesdays at 7pm. For those who do not have access to the internet, I am more than happy to provide paper copies of worship services. I am also at the end of the phone should you wish to chat.
I expect that your District Elder will be in touch with you and, as always, we will endeavour to keep you informed of any changes to these arrangements in a timely manner. Should you need assistance in collecting a prescription or buying groceries, please contact either myself or our Session Clerk, Erika Watt.
Finally, let me finish, hopefully on a positive note. There are vaccines now approved for use and if we can slow the spread of the virus, whilst the vaccination roll-out is increased, then 2021, will become a happier and healthier new year.
Your friend and minister,
Rev James Teasdale
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The Rt. Rev. Dr Martin Fair, hosts today's worship.
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Eastwood Parish News
If you are missing worship, why not tune in to BBC One Scotland on Sundays for 'Reflections At The Quay' or catch up on BBC I-Player.
We know that lockdown is hard for 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
The January 2021 edition of our Church Maagazine, 'Crossbeam' is available by clicking on the icon towards the bottom of this page.