Many in the UK today – many in Lanark – describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. Maybe it’s how you respond when asked about your views. It’s good that many are still open-minded when it comes to the big questions. It shows that culture isn’t satisfied with the message that reality consists only of what can be seen, touched and measured in a science lab.
I was asked recently how I find words to say when someone tells me, as their priest, they’ve just been diagnosed with a life-changing or life-ending illness. Human suffering, for many, is proof God isn’t there or at least proof that God is not worth believing in if he lets this kind of thing happen. Read more about Tolkien Film Review: Where is God when we suffer?[…]
If by ‘church’ we mean standing up and sitting down for an hour, singing a bunch of old songs and listening to a lecture on an ancient book that has no apparent relevance to the time and place we find ourselves in. I’d be bored too – and I’m a Priest. But that’s not what Read more about Church can be boring.[…]
For those in the congregation who have so generously donated money for the flowers in the church, here is what happens when the church is being decorated for Easter. Jane Milliken is in charge of the floral displays in Christ Church and is a trained florist who used to work professionally in a flower shop. Read more about Church Flowers[…]
We are excited to announce: Memory Lane, a get-together aimed at helping those affected by dementia or related conditions and their carers. Meetings will be fortnightly, with the first on Wed 20th Feb 1pm-3pm at the Christ Church hall. Please share widely, all are welcome.
Christmas has really begun now. Our annual Christingle service took place last night and it was a resounding success. The church was packed with a number of people having to stand at the back. The children were all stars and it was lovely to have the Harp group take part as well. Many thanks to Read more about Christingle 2018[…]
Sunday 7 October was a double celebration at Christ Church as we were celebrating Harvest and it was also the first service attended by our new Curate, Lee Johnston. We hope his next three years with us will be happy ones. The church was beautiful and thanks must go to Jane and the other flower Read more about Harvest[…]
We were so lucky with the weather and had a stunning summer day for our open air service and barbecue at Cleghorn Estate. Many thanks to Richard and Nicky Eliott-Lockhart for hosting us. The service was lovely with both Rev Louise Mackay and Rev Bryan Kerr taking part. Rachel and Susan provided the musical accompaniment. Read more about Open Air Ecumenical Service and Barbecue[…]
Christ Church took part in the town’s festival of flowers by having its own flower festival. The theme of the festival was the Royal Wedding and Jane, Margaret and the rest of the flower team helpers did a magnificent job of adorning the church – definitely fit for a Royal Wedding. Doreen baked a beautiful Read more about Church Flower Festival[…]
We had a beautiful service on Sunday 29th April with a full church and the Harp Group playing. One of their members had composed a special piece of music to celebrate Jamie Hill’s 70th birthday. The Rector also presented him with a Peace Rose as a birthday present from the congregation.