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Service updates and return to singing

It is encouraging to see restrictions steadily lifting. As a Church, we continue to abide by the rules on public gatherings and will, for the time being, continue with the split congregation approach.

We are excited to say that we will be able to resume congregational singing from Sunday 25 July.

The Deacons will review arrangements again in August and will update the Church as soon as things change.

Streaming only during lockdown

Having hoped to return to in-person services, today’s news about a move to lockdown immediately after Christmas also means a return to streaming only services.

This does not affect the service on Sunday 20 December, with Group A still welcome to join us in the building.

We will continue to follow the official advice and inform you as soon as anything changes.

Tier 3 return to Church services

Following North Lanarkshire’s move to Tier 3 of COVID-19 restrictions, the Deacons have decided to open the Church to congregations once more.

The limited number restrictions are still in place, so group A will return on Sunday 20 December, with group B attending the following week. Each group will attend every other week until further notice.

Services will continue to be streamed live on YouTube each Sunday morning. If you’d like to find out more, please contact pastoral@airdriebaptist.co.uk.

Streamed services from Newton Mearns Baptist

From this Sunday, Newton Mearns Baptist Church have invited us to join with them as they live-stream their services on YouTube.

They’ll begin at 10am each Sunday morning.

To receive notifications every time a new service is broadcast, subscribe to their channel and click the bell button. 

COVID-19: all meetings cancelled

In line with government advice in these exceptional circumstances, all services at Airdrie Baptist Church are cancelled for the foreseeable future. This includes Sunday services, prayer meetings and house groups.

However, we  have been invited to join online with Newton Mearns Baptist in the live streaming of their services. This service will take place ‪at 10am‬ every ‪Sunday morning‬. More details to follow. 

We know this is an uncertain time and we are determined to keep in touch as much as possible. Please tell your friends who may not have access to this message.

Christmas services

Christmas is fast approaching and we have a series of special services coming up at Airdrie Baptist.


Our young people will be taking part in our annual Nativity service on Sunday 22 December at 11am. They will be getting ready for this over the next couple of weeks during Kids @ ABC. Do come along and support them as they share the story of Jesus’s birth with us.

Carols by Candlelight

We are holding a special carol service on Sunday 22 December at 6.30pm. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served in the hall afterwards. Promotional leaflets are available from the Church for you to give to your friends and neighbours. All are welcome!

Watchnight service

We will once again be holding a watchnight service on Christmas Eve. The service will start at 11.15pm and will be led by Gilmour Callander.

Journey to the Cross

This Easter we are teaming up with other churches in and around Airdrie to host five services over five consecutive evenings.

Service details

Monday 26 MarchPlains EvangelicalRoss Murphy
Tuesday 27 MarchAirdrie BaptistPeter McLean
Wednesday 28 MarchEbenezer EvangelicalBilly Cruickshanks
Thursday 29 March*High Church C of SIan McDonald
Friday 30 March**Caldercruix C of SMark Nelson

All services will start at 7pm.

*Communion service, followed by tea and coffee
**Followed by light refreshments

Heating system replacement in January

We are upgrading our church heating system the week beginning Monday 22 January 2018.

The replacement will take all week to install and will mean that all groups that meet in the Church during that time will be cancelled, including Toddlers, JAM and the Airdrie Foodbank.

It is hoped that our Sunday services won’t be affected by this work but we will keep people informed of any changes.

Christmas Celebrations 2015

Christmas Celebrations 2015

We have a range of services and events celebrating Christmas this year at Airdrie Baptist.

Sunday 13 December

11am: Morning service with Re:Hope Glasgow

6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight with Re:Hope Choir

Tuesday 15 December

7.30pm: Christmas Carols with Airdrie Salvation Army

Sunday 20 December

11am: Morning service with Kids@ABC Nativity

6.30pm: Carol Service

Christmas Day

10.30 – 11am: Family Service

Summer arrangements at ABC

Summer is upon us (no really, it is) and as such, we are making some changes to our regular meetings as detailed below.

Sunday evenings

There will be no evening services 5 July – 9 August.  These will resume on Sunday 16 August at 6.30pm.

Kids @ ABC will finish up on Sunday 28 June, however there will still be a Sunday Club running during the morning service throughout July and August.

Please remember that our holiday club, ‘Go Overboard!’, runs from Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July.

Midweek meetings

The Wednesday prayer meeting and home fellowships have now stopped for the Summer and will resume from Wednesday 26 August.  The youth programme has already stopped and will return once the schools recommence.

Ross discusses changes to our evening services

Ross discusses changes to our evening services

We caught up with our Pastor Ross Murphy to discuss the changes to our Sunday evening services.  He explained why the Church had decided to make the changes, what they are, when they come into effect and how people can get involved.


What’s new?

From October 2014 the format will be as follows:

  • Week 1: Toddler Church (3.30 – 5pm, an informal service with crafts, stories, music and food for parents and carers of children up to pre-school age)
  • Week 2: Standard evening service
  • Week 3: Youth service (aimed at young people in secondary school)
  • Week 4: Standard evening service
  • Week 5: Outreach events organised by the 20s / 30s group


Sunday evening changes

Sunday evening changes

Please remember to pray for the new evening services which will begin in October – just a fortnight’s time.

Next week I’ll write a much fuller article to accompany the newsletter reminding us what these changes are, why we’re making them and how we’re going to proceed in more detail, but let’s start praying in earnest now. Continue reading “Sunday evening changes”

Anniversary weekend

Anniversary weekend

Our church anniversary is this weekend, 24 and 25 November and our guest speaker is Rev Ian Coffey, Vice-Principal of Moorlands College.


Saturday 24

9am Men’s and Women’s breakfast
7pm Buffet tea, followed by evening celebration

Sunday 25

11am Morning service, followed by sandwich lunch

Please come and join us as we celebrate our 169th anniversary.

Christmas and New Year Services

Christmas and New Year Services

Please note the following arrangements for our Church services over the next couple of weeks.

Christmas Day

There will only be a morning service at 11am. Jason Leitch will conduct. This will be a short family service suitable for all children.

New Year’s Day

There will only be a morning service at 11am. Jim Munton will be the preacher.

Normal service will resume from Sunday 8 January.