W/C Sunday 8th December 2019

Sunday 8th December
10.45 a.m. – Morning worship and Toy Appeal
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service  – Sandra Gray & Bill Anderson will welcome you.

FWO envelopes – Available for distribution from the Millennium Hall
Elders to collect parcels for senior members from the office after morning worship

Tuesday 10th December
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Christmas Carols. Last Friendly Hour until 7th January 2020
7.30 p.m. S.A.L.T. in the Millennium Room. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Thursday 12th December
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us. This is the last meeting of 2019. The next meeting will be 16th January 2020.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along. This is the last midweek service of 2019. Midweek Services will restart on Thursday 9th January 2020.

Sunday 15th December
10.45 a.m. – Morning worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Alex Magowan & Liz Magowan will be on door duty.

Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of our Welcome Teams, please speak to anyone on duty at the door contact Ann Auld  or by email 

Christmas Welcome Team   If you would like to help welcome people to any of St. John’s Christmas services please speak to one of the Welcome Team or contact Ann Auld  as above  The services are Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. and Christmas Day at 10.30 a.m..

Toddlers.
The toddler group that runs on a Friday 10.00 -11.30 a.m. is looking for new members. All pre-school ages are catered for. £1 per session. If you know anyone who is interested they can just come along on a Friday morning or can contact Claire in the office (office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk/01698286868) for more information.

A New Star
Thanks to everyone who supported the Drama Kirk nativity. We would love to hear what you thought. Please complete our short survey which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F69S768 or by scanning this code with your phone  Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for coming along. Merry Christmas.

W/C Sunday 1st December 2019

Sunday 1st December
10.45 a.m. – Advent Communion Service
2.00 p.m. – Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
 4.00 p.m.  Joint Advent Communion Service at United Reformed Church
 7.30 pm – World Aids Day Concert at St John’s featuring our Sing with Swing Choir, some swing band friends and Woodside Primary Big Singing Group.

  • Life and Work and Centre Magazine  – both publications available for collection.
  • FWO envelopes – Available for distribution from the Millennium Hall.
  • Elders to collect parcels for senior members from the Millennium Hall after morning worship

Monday 2nd December
7.30 p.m
St John’s Guild – Invitation to Fellowship: Entertainment from Hamilton Grammar School Pupils.  Everyone is welcome to come along.

Tuesday 3rd December
Friendly Hour – Festive Treat: Concert

Wednesday 4th December
1.30 p.m. Hamilton South Guilds Together – Carol Service in St John’s .

Thursday 5th December
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service – in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 7th December
10.00 a.m. Guild Coffee Morning
12.30 p.m. Reindeer Parade Join Drama Kirk, Santa and the reindeer for the parade on the 7th of December! This year’s nativity is “A New Star” a charming performance which tells the Christmas story from the perspective of the stars. The parade leaves the bottom cross at 12.30 and the short nativity will be performed soon after arrival at the top cross. Please do bring young families and friends along to this lovely family event.

Drama Kirk Fundraising Concert
A huge thanks to everyone who was involved in and supported the concert on Saturday in aid of Drama Kirk. Both St Johns Singers and St Marys School Choir were wonderful and a fabulous evening of entertainment was had by all. Over £1300 was raised for Drama Kirk and we really appreciated the support and hard work of all involved.  Thank you.

Sunday 8th December
10.45 a.m. – Morning worship and Toy Appeal
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service  – Sandra Gray & Bill Anderson will welcome you.

Safeguard Training
There will be a Volunteer training event will be held on Saturday 7th December from 10.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon at Airdrie Jackson. If you would like to attend this event please contact Ann Auld – email

Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of our Welcome Teams, please speak to anyone on duty at the door contact Ann Auld  or by email 

Christmas Welcome Team   If you would like to help welcome people to any of St. John’s Christmas services please speak to one of the Welcome Team or contact Ann Auld  as above  The services are Christmas Eve at 6.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. and Christmas Day at 10.30 a.m..

Toddlers.
The toddler group that runs on a Friday 10.00 -11.30 a.m. is looking for new members. All pre-school ages are catered for. £1 per session. If you know anyone who is interested they can just come along on a Friday morning or can contact Claire in the office (office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk/01698286868) for more information.

W/C Sunday 24th November 2019

Sunday 24th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
Kirk Session Meeting – immediately after morning worship
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Hughina Naylor & Gordon Rankin will welcome you.

The Centre will be closed from Monday 25th November and will reopen on Monday 2nd December to allow for the installation of a new heating system. All Groups, including SALT, Friendly Hour, Midweek Service, Thursday morning Bible Study, all Scouting and Guiding groups, toddler groups, lunch club, Musical Memories, Choir and the Forum Café will be cancelled for that week.

Pastoral Care
Would the Pastoral Care Committee please meet at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday  27th November in the Church to prepare the parcels for the Elders to distribute to the senior members. The Elders have to pick up the parcels from the office on Sunday 1st December, after the morning Communion Service. Last year it proved to be a very successful way of distributing the parcels and resulted in additional people being added to the list.

Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of our Welcome Teams, please speak to anyone on duty at the door or contact Ann Auld  or by email 

Heart & Soul Swing Band Concert
There is a concert on Friday 29th November at Jackson Church in Airdrie at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 30th November
10.30 a.m. 12.00 Noon Messy Church  It would help with planning if you could let us know if you are coming along.  Contact us by email or via our Facebook page Messy Church at St John’s Hamilton.

Sunday 1st December
10.45 a.m. – Advent Communion Service
 4.00 p.m.  Joint Advent Communion Service at United Reformed Church
 7.30 pm – World Aids Day Concert at St John’s featuring our Sing with Swing Choir, some swing band friends and Woodside Primary Big Singing Group.

Saturday 7th December
12.30 p.m. Reindeer Parade Join Drama Kirk, Santa and the reindeer for the parade on the 7th of December! This year’s nativity is “A New Star” a charming performance which tells the Christmas story from the perspective of the stars. The parade leaves the bottom cross at 12.30 and the short nativity will be performed soon after arrival at the top cross. Please do bring young families and friends along to this lovely family event.

Safeguard Training
There will be a Volunteer training event will be held on Saturday 7th December from 10.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon at Airdrie Jackson. If you would like to attend this event please contact Ann Auld – email

Toddlers.
The toddler group that runs on a Friday 10.00 -11.30 a.m. is looking for new members. All pre-school ages are catered for. £1 per session. If you know anyone who is interested they can just come along on a Friday morning or can contact Claire in the office (office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk/01698286868) for more information.


Volunteering Opportunity at Hamilton Child Contact CentreSt. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHamilton, ML3 6JT
There is a volunteering opportunity at the Hamilton Child Contact Centre. Main duties include: help put both parents/family members and children at ease, ensure availability of suitable play equipment and materials, escort children between each parent, complete contact arrangements as advised by the Manager and to report any problems/incidents immediately to the Manager, maintain confidentiality and be non-judgemental and neutral and assist in the smooth running of the Centre by keeping records of attendance etc.

Requirement: On a Saturday morning (9.45 a.m.-1.15 p.m.) or afternoon (1.15 p.m.-4.45 p.m.) or a full day – approximately every third Saturday. Travel expenses are paid.

For more information contact: Margo Yates: Email: contactcentrestmarys@gmail.com     Web: stmarysepiscopalhamilton.co.uk

W/C Sunday 17th November 2019

Sunday 17th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Jack MacIntyre & Ann Auld will be on door duty

Operation Christmas Child:
Shoebox appeal  – The filled boxes will be collected after the service.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine:
 All material for the December/January issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 17th November. Remember this is your magazine, your news and articles would be much appreciated. If you have anything you would like in the magazine, items can be left in the top right basket marked Magazine Editor in the rack outside the office or sent by email to: office @stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Monday 18th November
7.00 p.m St John’s Guild – Visit from Hamilton Perfumery. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Tuesday 19th November
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Outing to Livingston Outlet.

Wednesday 20th November
9.30 a.m. Probus Club meets in the Clyde Room

Thursday 21st November
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 23rd November
1.30 -3.30 p.m. Sing with Swing Choir  Anyone who is interested is very welcome.
2.00 p.m. Lights to Remember: In association with Marie Curie, St Mary’s Episcopal Church is holding a ‘Lights to Remember’ event. This will be a service of live music, poetry and reflection to give people a space and time to remember those we have loved and lost as Christmas approaches. Refreshments provided.
7:30 p.m. Drama Kirk Fundraising Concert featuring St John’s Singers, St Mary’s School Choir & Drama Kirk.

Tickets:- Adult £7:00, Children £3:00 Available from Forum Cafe or Ken Graham at kenmgraham@yahoo.co.uk  mob 07779788592

Sunday 24th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
Kirk Session Meeting – immediately after morning worship
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Hughina Naylor & Gordon Rankin will welcome you.

The Centre will be closed from Monday 25th November and will reopen on Monday 2nd December to allow for the installation of a new heating system. All Groups, including SALT, Friendly Hour, Midweek Service, Thursday morning Bible Study, all Scouting and Guiding groups, toddler groups, lunch club, Musical Memories, Choir and the Forum Café will be cancelled for that week.

Pastoral Care
Would the Pastoral Care Committee please meet at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday  27th November in the Church to prepare the parcels for the Elders to distribute to the senior members. The Elders have to pick up the parcels from the office on Sunday 1st December, after the morning Communion Service. Last year it proved to be a very successful way of distributing the parcels and resulted in additional people being added to the list.

Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of our Welcome Teams, please speak to anyone on duty at the door or contact Ann Auld  or by email 

Heart & Soul Swing Band Concert
There is a concert on Friday 29th November at Jackson Church in Airdrie at 7.30 p.m.

Sunday 1st December
10.45 a.m. – Advent Communion Service
 4.00 p.m.  Advent Communion Service at United Reformed Church
 7.30 pm – World Aids Day Concert at St John’s featuring our Sing with Swing Choir, some swing band friends and Woodside Primary Big Singing Group.

Saturday 7th December
12.30 p.m. Reindeer Parade Join Drama Kirk, Santa and the reindeer for the parade on the 7th of December! This year’s nativity is “A New Star” a charming performance which tells the Christmas story from the perspective of the stars. The parade leaves the bottom cross at 12.30 and the short nativity will be performed soon after arrival at the top cross. Please do bring young families and friends along to this lovely family event.

Safeguard Training
There will be a Volunteer training event will be held on Saturday 7th December from 10.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon at Airdrie Jackson. If you would like to attend this event please contact Ann Auld – email


Volunteering Opportunity at Hamilton Child Contact CentreSt. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHamilton, ML3 6JT
There is a volunteering opportunity at the Hamilton Child Contact Centre. Main duties include: help put both parents/family members and children at ease, ensure availability of suitable play equipment and materials, escort children between each parent, complete contact arrangements as advised by the Manager and to report any problems/incidents immediately to the Manager, maintain confidentiality and be non-judgemental and neutral and assist in the smooth running of the Centre by keeping records of attendance etc.

Requirement: On a Saturday morning (9.45 a.m.-1.15 p.m.) or afternoon (1.15 p.m.-4.45 p.m.) or a full day – approximately every third Saturday. Travel expenses are paid.

For more information contact: Margo Yates: Email: contactcentrestmarys@gmail.com     Web: stmarysepiscopalhamilton.co.uk