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 Halliday-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 no restrictions remaining; the use of hand sanitiser being offered to all visitors.
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
‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.’ Isaiah 9:2
It’s tempting to think of the Christmas story as a bit of escapism – a sweet and familiar tale about the birth of a baby that can serve as an antidote to the rampant commercialism of this time of year, and a diversion from the many troubles our world faces: conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine and elsewhere, the cost of living crisis, the threat of climate change, culture wars making society more divided and much else besides.
But when Jesus was born, there was still much that was dark and difficult about the world into which he had just arrived. A stable might make for pretty Nativity scenes but can’t have been a very pleasant environment in which to start life. There was most likely gossip about Jesus having been conceived out of wedlock. The Roman Emperor had just ordered a census to be taken to allow him to tax his subjects more effectively, whilst the king who ruled in Jerusalem was a paranoid despot, ready to massacre innocent babies to ensure he would stay on the throne.
And yet, despite all this darkness, the arrival of Jesus caused great light to shine out for those who were ready to see it:
Angels setting the night sky aglow as they sang out their hymns of praise.
The light in the eyes of the shepherds and of Simeon and Anna as they tell the good news about Jesus to others.
The glistening of golden presents brought by the wise men.
And the face of a young mother lighting up as she adoringly cradles her new born son in her arms.
Praising, telling, giving, adoring – some of the ways that people let the light of Christ shine forth when He was born.
But what about you…how could you let the light of Jesus shine out this Christmas? At the end of the day, the light of Christ will continue to shine whatever we do, as John reminds us:
‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’ John 1:5
But we are offered the chance to play our part in that, so please spend a little time thinking about that question amidst all the other activities that you have going on this season.
May the light of Christ shine upon you and through you this Christmas and into the year ahead,
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 .
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.
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 join in and have a chat after the service )
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."