…..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!
Intimations for Sunday 3 December 2023.
Here is a recording of our Sunday Morning Service on 3 December 2023 on YouTube. This link will be on the website until next Sunday.
Caring for Creation
We had a good turnout last Sunday 26th November for Muddy Church.
We met at the Church and rambled down to the golf course on the Kelvin Walkway to Balmore. On the way we had a Reindeer Hunt and learned some interesting facts about reindeer.
When we returned to the Church, we checked out the Hedgehog Boxes, Bug Hotels, and Bat Boxes around the Churchyard and then had our snacks and heard the story of the lost sheep from Chris Gordon, our Probationer Minister, followed by a short prayer before heading home.
As you can see, we all had a fun afternoon!
Cadder Nurture Team - Children's Christmas Events 2023
Here's a calendar of children's events happening this Christmas. Click on the image for details.
Please contact Cadder Nurture Team for more information.
City of Glasgow Chorus - 40th Anniversary Season
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the City of Glasgow Chorus. There are two concerts before Christmas - the Verdi Requiem on 12 November, when they will be joined by the Leeds Festival Chorus, and the Christmas Cracker concert on 17 December. Both concerts are in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Click here for full details.
The Coffee Shop needs you!
Please have a look at this poster...
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!
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
"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
17 December in Cadder Church at 7 p.m. No ticket required. All ages welcome.
Winter Warmth and Fellowship
We are running these sessions on a Friday afternoon 1st and 15th of December from 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. in the South Hall Coffee Shop area. They provide a warm space for fun and friendship. Come along and enjoy a hot drink, home baking and a quiz or games. There will be further sessions in January & February, dates to be confirmed.
All are welcome, why not bring a friend.
Caring for Creation Events
- Thursday 23rd Nov, Open Meeting 7.00 p.m. South Hall - Rona Gold on the subject of Renewable Energy
- Sunday 26th Nov, Muddy Church, Meet at Church at 2.00 p.m. - finish by 3.15 p.m.
- Saturday 27h Jan, Climate Change Conference, South Hall - 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m. - all Invited
Come and enjoy some festive fun on Monday 4th of December from 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. in the North Hall. There will be games, singing and party food to enjoy. All are welcome!
On January 8th we will have a film afternoon when we will be showing Mrs Harris Goes to Paris. All are welcome.
Festive Film Night
Our Christmas film night is at 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. in the North Hall on Friday 8th of December. The film is Christmas With Tucker and tickets priced £5 are available from members of the Fellowship team.
The Gift Service will be on Sunday 10th of December in church. This year we are supporting two worthwhile charities - Women’s Aid and Daisy Chain, a children's charity.
As in previous years we will provide donations of pyjamas for children for Women’s Aid and donations of sensory toys for Daisy Chain. Any questions please contact Janet Johnstone on 01360 238908.
Grief Share Service
This short service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday 3rd of December in church. This is an opportunity to remember our loved ones who have passed away at Christmas time.
Tea & coffee will be served after the service.
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:
- the Minister for inclusion in the Sunday service intimations.
- 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.
- 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.