Worship is central to our life at Bothwell Parish Church – a joyful response to God’s goodness and love. Our services, while dignified and ordered, are always a celebration of God’s grace and graciousness.
It is our belief that worship is ‘the highest activity of the human spirit’. In worship we strengthen our commitment to Christ, each other and all who are in need; for it is only as we care for each other that our worship makes sense.
Trying to describe our worship is like trying to explain something beautiful using only words. You have to be there to appreciate and understand what is happening.
If you can, please come and join us to discover the depth, dignity and joy of traditional Christian worship. The service lasts about an hour and starts at 10.30, with the exceptions of Remembrance Sunday (10.45) and Christmas Day (10.00).
On most Sundays, there are clubs for younger children. The clubs meet in the adjacent church centre halls at 10.20. Together, the children come with their club teachers and helpers, into the church for the start of the service, before returning to the church centre for their own activities shortly after.
Visitors are always welcome. Welcome cards can be found on the Information Table for visitors/friends to request information about our church/ congregational activities, a visit by the Minister/ Elder or a copy of the church magazine. Tea and coffee is available in the church centre after the service.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and the first Sunday in November at 10.30am and 3.00pm. At these Services, both Common Cup and Individual Glasses are used.
The Sacrament is also celebrated on Christmas Morning and Easter Sunday. A shorter, more informal celebration is held following Morning Worship on the first Sundays of all other months and on Pentecost. During these Services, held round the Crossing Table, only the Common Cup is used.
Celebrations of Holy Communion are open to all, regardless of age or religious affiliation, who may wish to participate. The Sacrament is also regularly celebrated in the homes of those housebound or ill.