The Organisations in Rutherglen Old Parish Church

The Kirk Session shares with the Minister the pastoral oversight of the congregation and parish.  It meets approximately monthly, usually on the first Thursday of most months.

The Congregational Board looks after the finances of the church and the fabric of the church and manse.  It meets on the first Thursday of February, April, June, September and November and at other times, as required.

The Church Choir participates actively in all our services contributing, in particular, to the liturgy of our main quarterly communion services.  Choir practice takes place on Sundays before the service.

The Carpet Bowling Club meets in the Thomson Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. between October and Easter.

Between October and Easter the Woman's Guild meets each Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Greenhill Hall.  A varied syllabus of meetings and events is arranged each session.

Switch On is our Youth Club for children in P1 - P7.  It meets from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. each Tuesday evening from September to May. Activities include games, quizzes, crafts and fun.

The Scrabble Club meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday from September until May.

The Church is open every Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. Thoughtful Thursday provides an opportunity for quiet reflection in the sanctuary or a chat and a laugh in the hall. Bring a packed lunch or have tea/coffee and biscuits (priced £1).

On the second Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon a Congregational Coffee Morning takes place, providing an opportunity for members to meet informally and to welcome visitors.

Every Sunday the Church is decorated with Flowers which are distributed after the service to bereaved, ill or elderly members and friends of the congregation.

All staff of our youth organisations have undergone the appropriate Child Protection training and the Church and its organisations adhere to the Child Protection procedures specified by the Church of Scotland.  The Church and its organisations also comply with current hygiene legislation.

Rutherglen Old Parish Church actively supports the work of the Church of Scotland's Social Care Council (also called CrossReach) and its Missionary Partner Plan, Christian Aid, the Leprosy Mission and the Lodging House Mission.  Locally it is involved in the Christian Aid Committee, the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Reachout Trust and Rutherglen Churches Together (formerly CAPiR). The Old Parish publishes a quarterly Newsletter and distributes Life & Work, the official magazine of the Church of Scotland, to those who wish to purchase it.

The Cambuslang and Rutherglen Foodbank Committee, the Co-operative Party, the Lesley G Rodger Dance School, Rutherglen & Cambuslang Rock and Pop Chorus and the Treble Clefs, People 1st Scotland and St John Shrine No 28 are independent organisations which meet in the Old Parish Church.