Gartcosh is a friendly, welcoming family church. Our main meeting is every Sunday Morning at 10:15AM. Click here to see the church on a map.
Most people walk down the path on the left of the building to enter by the main door which has ramp access for wheelchair users. You are also welcome to enter via the ‘Link Unit’ which has a number of steps and also connects to our church hall. You’ll be welcomed by members of the church, given hymn books and a service sheet and invited to find a place to sit.
The meeting is usually led by the Minister, Dave Slater, with some others taking part in readings or music. Music is usually led from the Organ and sometime by our guitar based worship group. Generally we stand to sing but you are welcome to sit or stand as you are comfortable.
The service includes songs, prayers to God, a talk for children, a chance to give money to the work of the church and a longer talk on part of the Bible and its meaning for today.
Everyone is welcome. We have a crèche, Sunday Club (including Senior Sunday Club for older primary and secondary children). We have accessible toilet facilities and a loop system for hearing aid users.
Our buildings are flexible and we enjoy hosting a range of church and community activities.
At Gartcosh we seek to build a sense of community and encourage people to learn more about Jesus and develop their Christian lives.
A wee bit about our Parish
Gartcosh is a rapidly expanding village, 12km north east of Glasgow. In the mid 1800s Gartcosh was a just a few scattered farms and houses - but during the Industrial Revolution was home to a fireclay works, a steelworks, and several small mines. Today, these industries have died out, and since the closure of the steelworks in 1986, the village is very much a commuter base for Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. Population at the 2011 census was 3,400 and is likely to rise further in the coming years.
The local primary school, Gartcosh Primary, has many connections with the church.
Also in the Parish is the Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve, set up to protect the largest Great Crested Newt colony in Scotland.