…..and thank you for your interest in our website.

Cadder Church is part of the Church of Scotland. We have a long history but while we value our heritage, we are even more interested in facing up to the challenges of serving God today and tomorrow.

We have the privilege of worshipping in a lovely building in an amazingly peaceful location beside the Forth and Clyde Canal, surrounded by beautifully carved wood and high quality stained glass.

We also have the privilege and responsibility of serving God within the busy community of Bishopbriggs, of showing his love and goodness by caring for our neighbours in partnership with other churches. The panel on the left will tell you some of the stories of how we seek to do that.

We value our website visitors but if you live anywhere near or are visiting the area, please come and see us in person.

Thank you again for visiting our site. Explore and enjoy!

Morning Worship


Intimations for Sunday 4 June 2023.

Sunday service

Here is a recording of our Sunday Morning Service on 4 June 2023 on YouTube. This link will be on the website until next Sunday.

Look What We've Done!

The children in Cadder Kids have been bringing money each Sunday to raise funds for children who don't get enough to eat at home and can't afford to go to school. As you can see below, providing meals at school encourages the families to send them, therefore giving them a meal and an education at the same time.

Our children have raised £188.03 which will feed 9 children in school for a year. Well done, boys and girls!

Mary's Meals

We provide children from some of the world’s poorest communities with a nutritious meal at school. This encourages them into the classroom, giving them energy to learn in school and build a ladder out of poverty.

We serve more than 2.4 million children every school day, across 18 countries. Our supporters and volunteers grow the global movement, working together to reach the next child. People from all walks of life, people of hope, people like you.

It costs £19.15 to feed a child for a whole school year, just 10p per meal. That’s small change, with a big impact.

Cadder Church on YouTube

Cadder Church has its own YouTube channel, you can visit and subscribe if you wish. You can easily catch up on things you may have missed.

Our Minister also has a YouTube channel called Rev John's Ramblings where you can access his latest videos giving encouragement, hope and perspective through this national crisis.

Upcoming Events Around the Church

Muddy Church - Wed 7th June - leaving North Hall at 6 p.m. and returning 7 p.m. - open to everyone.

Film night - Friday 16th June - North Hall - 7 for 7.30 p.m. - Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile - £5.00

Caring for Creation Service - Sunday 18th June - 10.30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Cadder Messy Play 🎨

Cadder Church has a new exciting group starting for children under 5 and their parents/grandparents/carers involving all things messy! Come and join us on Tuesday the 9th of May from 10.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. in Cadder South Halls on Kirkintilloch Road for a little taster of what we will be doing at our group!

Children love getting messy and exploring different textures so we will have a range of messy activities for the children to get involved in and make as much mess as they would like! A great chance for adults to meet new people while the children have fun! Please put old clothes on children or clothes you don’t mind getting messy and maybe a change of clothes for travelling home after they’ve got nice and messy to save your cars/buggies!

The taster session will be £3 and will have a sample of what we will be getting up to! Everyone is welcome to come along and try, if you are planning on coming along or would like some more information please put a comment below or pop us an email to caddernurtureteam@hotmail.com so we can make sure we have enough mess for everyone 😀🎨

Sessions will then start on the 16th of May every Tuesday for 6 weeks. If you can’t make this Tuesday but would be interested in coming along for the start of the sessions on the 16th of May pop an email over to us and we will put your name on the list to save you a space as we only have a certain number of spaces available.

A messy child’s a happy child 😀🎨

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Publicise Your Church Event

Would you like to publicise a church event or activity? When a Cadder Growth team or Church organisation event has been scheduled and the venue booked, notice of the event (event description / date and time / where / any further information about the event you’d like shared / where you would like the information to be placed can be given to:

  1. the Minister for inclusion in the Sunday service intimations.
  2. the Website Administrator for (a) publication in the “What’s On Calendar” area of the Church website and (b) the Upcoming Events section of the website Homepage.
  3. the Communications team for inclusion in the next quarterly Gadder Gazette (where timing permits) and for advertising, if requested, through Church communications / social media outlets (e.g. the Cadder Gazette; Cadder Facebook page)

Growing Cadder Church

The Church of Scotland has asked all churches to focus on the '5 Marks of Mission' which are: 1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom (Tell); 2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers (Teach); 3. To respond to human need by loving service (Tend); 4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society (Transform); 5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth (Treasure). The work we will undertake at Cadder Church in 2023 aims to support advancement of one or more of the Marks of Mission.

The Cadder Church Growth Plan 2023 is laid out in two sections: MISSION and RESOURCES. We recognise the importance of ensuring that our Resources are in the good shape to help enable our Mission. In this first year of working through our new Cadder Growth Structure we are focused on nurturing what we have and sowing seeds for the future.

The Growth Plan brings together the content of 12 individual team plans which make up our new Cadder Growth structure. The work which each team will undertake is presented on a quarterly basis to show the level of ongoing activity across the year. It will be a busy year as we work to bring our Vision for the Church into focus: Cadder Church - A Vibrant Part of God's Jigsaw which is also rooted in the 5 Marks of Mission. In addition to the Growth Plan activities there are a number of organisations active around the Church which also contribute to the life of the Church and are very important parts of the 'Cadder Jigsaw' including: the Guild, Boys' Brigade, Girls' Brigade and the Men's Club. Our What's On Calendar displays our Growth and organisation activities.

Life and Work Magazine

The Church of Scotland website has a "Features" section of excerpts from Life and Work magazine available to read online.

On the page you will also find an archive of previous features from the last twelve months.