Welcome to the website of Shettleston New Church
Please do have a look round the site whether you are looking to find out when Sunday Services are on, or what's on here during the week, or to find out where the building is located.
Perhaps you have a question or two?
If so, please use our contact page to get in touch, or contact us through our facebook page if that is easier for you.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Shettleston New Church, like many churches across the land, was required to close doors when the country went into lockdown from the end of March 2020 until September 2020. And again from December 2020 until March 2021. The congregation were able to worship online thanks to YouTube sermons and this was supplemented by regular emails from our Minister, Louis Reddick and from our Discipleship Facilitator, Douglas Robertson.
We re-opened for Sunday worship on 28th March 2021, Palm Sunday. We met then with restrictions in place such as face covers, one way system and limited to only 30 and sometimes 50 people in attendance!
Services are back on now every Sunday morning (see Services page) with a few restrictions still in place; the use of hand sanitiser, face coverings and social distancing being the main observations.
Most midweek activities restarted in Autumn 2021, although these were again halted for a period of time due to the omicron varient rise in Dec'21. See the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Boys' Brigade pages for more info. Please also see our Facebook page for recent news.
MESSAGE FROM OUR MINISTER - APRIL 2022
It’s been a long road, but, after a little over 2 years, we are finally able to return to having worship services that are similar to those we had pre-COVID, with most restrictions, especially the requirement to wear face masks, having now been relaxed*.
That’s not to say that COVID -19 has disappeared. Indeed, cases now seem more prevalent than ever and continue to impose pressure on the NHS. Thankfully however, in the vast majority of cases, they are far less serious than they were 2 years ago. And though isolated tragedies still occur, it seems that, as a society, we have largely taken the sting out of this horrible disease.
I think there is a parallel here with the events of Easter. After Jesus rose from the grave, death remained a reality for his followers. Indeed, due to brutal persecution, life could be very challenging and death was perhaps more ‘prevalent’ than it was before. But, for those who had put their faith in Jesus, the grave no longer held the terror that it did previously. As the Apostle Paul puts it, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55).
Through his resurrection and subsequent ascension, Jesus had shown that death was not the end of story, and that those who follow him in this life could continue to follow him through death and into eternal life in God’s presence. So, as Easter Sunday arrives, let’s make the most of our newly-reclaimed freedoms to celebrate that wonderful truth. As my favourite Easter hymn puts it:
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter,
Our church services have also been livestreamed most weeks on YouTube – just go to the
at around 11am on Sunday and click on the video marked LIVE .
* 18th APRIL 2022
ENDING THE REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH
There is no longer any legal requirement to wear face coverings to services of worship. However, we are conscious that members of the congregation will have a range of different views on this and we are therefore requesting that people adhere to the following guidance:
1. Everyone should wear a mask when arriving at church or moving around in the building. However, those who are downstairs in the sanctuary can remove their masks once seated.
2. Social distancing is no longer a requirement but we would ask people to be respectful of other worshippers (who may be more risk averse than you are).
3. The balcony will remain as an area where face masks are required and where 2m distancing will continue to be observed – please sit only in designated seats.
4. Folk intending to sit downstairs should continue to arrive via the back door, although there is no longer any need to sign-in for Test and Protect purposes. Folk intending to sit upstairs may prefer to use the front door to provide easier access to the balcony.
Please note that these changes apply only to worship services. Midweek activities at church are subject to the same restrictions as before (including the need for face coverings) until 18 April. Tea and coffee are now being served after the Sunday morning service.
Please note that, with the lifting of face mask restrictions, we will be returning to a slightly longer service including a Learning Together section, so children should come through to the sanctuary initially before heading out to their own activities after Learning Together.
Once again, thank you for visiting our website. We would be delighted if you were able to join us, whether online or in-person, to worship our Lord and Saviour, or to find out about more the Christian faith.
We are following government guidelines and encourage social distancing and face masks in the church building gallery area. The service is also available online if you prefer to join us this way !
Sunday Services will be shown livestream on YouTube every Sunday.
Click on the link below to be taken there.
at around 11am on Sunday and click on the video marked
Please feel free to join us in worship, and make yourself known to Louis via email or using the contacts page.
We are open and meeting on Sundays for worship.
(Tea / Coffee now served after service - please take a seat in the cafe and we will come to you!)
Please feel free to join us in worship, and make yourself known to Louis went you visit.
ABOUT SHETTLESTON NEW CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
Faith. Passion. Community. Worship. These are the cornerstones behind Shettleston New Church of Scotland, and we approach each day with these in mind. Constituted in 2007, the congregation meet in the former Eastbank Church building which first opened in 1904. Becoming a church member means joining a family who, each day, are devoted to expressing their love of God.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."