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CofS inclusion
CA Week

2019 Update


Update 2019

Carol Singing Details


Fairtrade RagBags

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Update         Recycle4Charity        Update


Thank you to all who pop your used ink cartridges and mobile phones Into the recycling box in the foyer. 

Since we started collecting we have raised £92 for the Church. It might not seem a lot but every little helps!

Just to remind you the Charity only give us payment for

They will also not accept cartridges which have been refilled already.

MOBILE PHONE recycling is no longer available!

Thanks to all who used this facility previously

Many thanks for your donations and please keep them coming




We have registered with this recycling charity who will take used Inkjet Cartridges for recycling.

Each Cartridge recycled will raise £1

Only the main printer manufacturers' cartidges will be accepted - eg HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon etc.

They will not accept 'store' brands - eg Tesco, PC World etc.

They will also not accept cartridges which have been refilled already.

There will now be a box in the Foyer in which you can put the above items. The box goes away when we have reached 25 cartridges.

The collection is FREE and the money is paid directly into the Church Account.


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Foodbank Centre Lennoxtown

Located in Free Church of Scotland

Main Street, Lennoxtown
G66 7DD

Open Friday 11.00am - 1.00pm

Contact East Dunbartonshire Foodbank

East Dunbartonshire Foodbank, 52 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, G66 1NL
email: info@eastdunbartonshire.foodbank.org.uk
Phone: 07425 134131
Charity Number SCO13909, Registered in Scotland

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CofS Inclusion

The Church of Scotland is committed to:

♦ taking all reasonably practicable steps

to deliver the appropriate level of access, physical, intellectual, and spiritual, for all people to the services provoded by the Church

♦ ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements

relating to disability discrimination

♦ ensuring that the measures taken to improve access

for people with disabilities are compatible with the conservation interests of its building

♦ encouraging congregations and Councils

to take appropriate steps to make all members (including office bearers), adherents, staff and volunteers aware of the importance of not discriminating against people with disabilities and to ensure that these representatives of congregations and councils receive appropriate training

♦ promoting accessibility

by ensuring that information on accessibility is available in an appropriate form (for example, that the times of services are accompanied by an appropriate directio9n of access, so that no confusion or difficulty is created for those who have physical and/or learning disabilities)

♦ ensuring that arrangements relating to access

for people with disabilities are regularly reviewed

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Rainbow Thanks

Thank You so much!

Our Café on 26th October 2019 raised £445 which includes £160 from Home Baking and £60 from the sale of Handmade Poppies  is being donated to:-

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Light Lunches, Teas/Coffees and Home Baking

The Rainbow café has been on the go for a large number of years and has donated thousands of pounds to a great many charities over that period.

The Rainbow café opens several times a year and all profits go to a different nominated charity each time.

Each Café event is advertised on this website, facebook, the Church notice boards, and also by notices in some local shops and posters/signs also in the village.

For further information on the Rainbow Café please see Rena Garvie

Previous Café's

Our Café on 26th October 2019 raised £445 which includes £160 from Home Baking and £60 from the sale of Handmade Poppies

which was donated to:-

Poppy Scotland

Our Café on 25th August 2019 raised £520 

The Home Baking raised £95 as part of the total

which was donated to:-

Nerve Tumours

Café on 27th April 2019 raised £370 which was donated to:-

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Our Café on 16th February 2019 raised £370 which was donated to:-

Ronald McDonald House

Our Café on 24th February 2018 raised £360 which was donated to:-

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Our Café on 7th October 2017 was very well attended and raised an amazing total of £465 which was donated to:-


Thanks to all
who attended any of our cafés

Thanks to all who helped in any way

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Use Fairtrade Tea and Coffee for all meetings for which we have responsibility

Move forward on using other Fairtrade products (such as sugar, biscuits, chocolate and fruit)

Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities where possible

For further information on Faitrade please see Christine Boyle

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SafeGuarding Notice

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Our last collection of clothes for Rag Bags was on Monday 24th June 2019 and we collected 768Kg of clothing

This volume of clothes collected has raised £306 for Church Funds

Thanks to all who contributed

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

Previous Collections


Monday 4th June 2018 we collected 524Kg of clothing raising £209.60 for Church Funds

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

Monday 2nd October 2017 we collected 500Kg of clothing raising £200 for Church Funds

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

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2019-2020 Session

Opening meeting of the Guild
Was held Tuesday 8th October

Our minister Jane explored our theme
‘Companions on the road.’


8th October

Rev. Dr Jane Denniston

22nd October

The Boys Brigade Project

5th November

Handbag Party (Bring a Friend)

19th November

Introduction to Glasgow Cathedral – Robert Keys

3rd December

Bring & Buy + Drama

4th December

Schoenstatt  Advent Service 7pm

17th December

Fun & Frolics (M. of. C. Guild joining us)
Entertainment (Kirkintilloch Ladies Concert Party)



7th January

Sing Along - Ron & Jim

21st January

Memories of Glasgow Garden Festival- Alastair McLachlan

4th February

History of Stobhill Hospital – Dr Frank Dunn

18th February

World Council Mission - Project

3rd March

A.G.M. - Carol Lawson

6th March

World Day of Prayer

17th March

The Kelpies - Keith Jones

24th March

Out for Lunch

Council Meetings 2019-2020


Monday 14th Oct

Kilsyth Anderson, 7.30pm

Spring & AGM

Wednesday 25th March

Milton of Campsie, 7.30pm

At Home

Wednesday 6th May

Hillhead Church, 7.30pm


Friday 12th June

St Andrews West, 7.30pm

The Guild is an organisation within the Church of Scotland

Locally we meet fortnightly in the afternoon from October to March

Nationally there is a structure which provides a framework for us

The overall theme within a three year cycle is

‘Be bold, Be strong,

Go in joy, go in peace, go in love.’

During the three year cycle there are six interesting projects for which we raise money

Although open to men, our group consists of ladies who enjoy fellowship and a range of interesting speakers - with the inevitable cup of tea and home baking

We look forward to our opening meeting in October when our minister Jane will explore the theme ‘Go in Love’.
At the second meeting we will have a speaker from one of our projects - Caring for Mother Earth. Millions of Bolivians are struggling to survive in one of the poorest countries in the world. So far £72,215.44 has been raised towards providing solar powered ovens. Help is also given towards their use.
We look forward to a visit to our link Guild in Coatbridge for a Wedding Festival  - nostalgia with the promise of wedding cake!

Please contact Mrs Margaret Tindall for further information

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Campsie Parish Church


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Click Here for Spring Newsletter - 2018

Click Here for Lent Newsletter - 2018

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Local Church Review


Click on any of the links below to view
any of the 'Local Church Review' documents

1. Statistics, Resources and Structures

2. Our Church History and present

3. Planning the Future

Click Here to see the Original Feedback from the Coffee, Cake and Chat Sessions


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Campsie Parish Church supporting Sri Lanka

Our church raised £103 for the Sri Lanka Appeal.

A huge 'Thank You' to all who gave so generously.

Alongwith many other Churches, we hung up White Ribbons around the Church as a sign of solidarity and peace in support of the people of Sri Lanka

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Christian Aid Week

Our warmest thanks to all who gave so generously for Christian Aid. With individual givings and proceeds from the Rainbow Cafe

A magnificent £865 was raised!

This will help the work already underway. In addition many people were able to add Gift Aid to their donation which will increase our total by £87.50

Margaret Tindall

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Christmas Fayre 2019

This years Christmas Fayre raised the fantastic total of



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Carol Singing Details

A huge thanks to the folk in Campsie who supported the Carol singers on 21st, 23rd and 24th December, either by joining in and/or giving to the Lennoxtown Foodbank and the Glasgow Lodging House Mission, who support the homeless in Glasgow

Hope to see you all again, Listen out for us same time, same places, next year!

Helen Arnott  

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Bible Reading initiative for 2020

This is a World-Wide project

Including over 100 Countries/1000 Languages

Reading a short Bible passage every day of 2020

You can download an App for your Phone or Tablet
See LINKS below
If you download this app the Scottish Bible Society will send you a Bible verse everyday which you are encouraged to repeat out loud!
You can also download a PDF of the whole programme of Bible Readings for the year which will allow you to use any other means at your disposal
See LINKS below
knowing that you are joining thousands of other Christians in this daily worship.

Bible 2020 website for detailed information, downloads and videos

The Scottish Bible Society main website

Click to Download complete programme of Bible Readings for 2020

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Rainbow Café

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