Clarkston Churches Together (CCT)
Clarkston Churches Together (CCT) is a vibrant and dynamic organisation enabling churches of all denominations within the Clarkston area to work, worship and enjoy a wide variety of fellowship together. The list of churches represented in CCT can be found at the bottom of this page.
GOOD FRIDAY WALK 2021
This year, you are asked to undertake the Clarkston Churches Together Good Friday Walk in accordance with Covid restrictions. There are no services in any of the churches. At each church there willl be a laminated sheet on display at or close to the front door.
Each sheet then has a Bible reading and a QR code for accessing a hymn on a smart phone.
The walk can be undertaken at any time during the day and in any order although it does make more sense to begin at Carmunnock and end at Netherlee.
Jesus at Bethany – Carmunnock
Jesus enters Jerusalem - Busby
Jesus at the Temple - Cartsbridge
Washing His disciple’s feet - Greenbank
Jesus is arrested – St Joseph’s
Jesus is convicted Williamwood
Jesus is crucified – St Aidan’s
Jesus dies - Stamperland
Jesus is laid in a tomb – Netherlee
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2020
Services during Holy Week and on Easter Day were all cancelled as a consequence of Covid-19 restrictions.
SOME PAST EVENTS ORGANISED BY CLARKSTON CHURCHES TOGETHER
Concert with Bruce Davies - Friday, 13th February 2015
A concert featuring Bruce Davies will take place on Friday, 13th February, 2015 at Greenbank Parish Church. The concert starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £3.00 are available from all CCT Churches and may also be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert. The ticket includes a light supper.
Bruce Davies is a singer who lives in Glenrothes. He is a singer whose style is very accessible, yet unique, blending the words and melodies of Scotland and beyond with harmonic influences that betray his Welsh ancestry. His love of the great folk songwriters of the 60's to the present day is also apparent in his presentation and choice of music and his warm, rich voice and sympathetic 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar technique have received much critical acclaim.
Wednesday 16th July 2014
QUEEN'S BATON RELAY
The Queen's Baton relay passed Stamperland Church at around half past one on Wednesday, 16th July - about half-an-hour later than expected. To mark this event, Clarkston Churches Together made and served rolls and bacon, rolls and sausage, rolls and burgers plus tea and coffee. Hundreds of copies of the Penny Gospel were handed to people as they walked past or enjoyed lunch.
The weather was dry for most of the time. Just as the baton was carried past the church the view of many was blocked by the double decker bus. Realising this the baton team retraced their steps and came back to the church to allow a number of photographs to be taken. Unfortunately, the photographer taking photographs for the web site had just moved away and missed this opportunity for a close-up shot!
Several hundred people enjoyed their "free-lunch" - most people happily gave a donation; Thanks very much!
Click on and then save or copy any of the above four images to obtain a high-resolution version of the photograph. You should be able to spot the baton in the first photo of the set.
Saturday, 12th April 2014
The Stones Cry Out A film premiere.
Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware that Christians still live in the land. For more than 60 years Palestinians, Christians and Muslims have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. This film gives voices to the Palestinian Christians. This new film will be shown in Netherlee Church, Saturday 12 April starting at 7.30 pm.
For more information about the file, The Stones Cry Out - click here
19th January 2014
To mark the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the churches represented in Clarkston Churches Together (CCT) have arranged a pulpit exchange on 19th January with ministers from each church leading worship at a different church. Later that day, at 6.30pm, there will be an Ephiphany Carol Service at St Aidan's Episcopal Church followed by a cheese and wine reception. All of the ministers representing the member churches of CCT will participate in the Carol Service.
WEDNESDAY, 23rd OCTOBER 2013, IN CARTSBRIDGE CHURCH
AN EVENING WITH PAUL JONES AND FIONA HENDLY
Paul & Fiona have been at the cutting edge of the music and entertainment industries for many years:
Paul's distinguished career includes being the award-winning lead singer of Manfred Mann (whose hits include "Do Wah Diddy" and "Pretty Flamingo") , and The Blues Band - he has recently worked on new albums with both groups. His collection of Gold discs includes one for the original "Evita". Millions listen to him on Radio 2, Jazz FM and elsewhere, and on TV he has hosted talk shows and performed everything from Shakespeare to soaps. His extensive stage credits range from the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company to the West End and Broadway.
Fiona, an accomplished actress and singer, has worked in all areas of show business from her acclaimed TV series "Widows" (for which she won Personality of the Year Award) to leading roles at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fiona has starred in many West End productions including the highly praised and award-winning musical "City of Angels". She has sung on many show recordings and has a collection of gold discs that rival Paul's.
Together they have recorded several CD's celebrating the work of composers from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Their Gospel album "Personal" has been very well received: its songs express their love for their Heavenly Father, and for each other.
Paul and Fiona's testimony is humorous, but compassionate. Paul came to faith from a background of intellectual arrogance; in 1968 he argued against Billy Graham with Cliff Richard on television, and he was convinced he had won the argument. Yet all his immense success in show business could not remedy the failure within himself. Fiona sought God from an early age, thinking that she was a Christian, but was surrounded by deception (including spiritualists and mediums); she too hoped that success in show business would bring her happiness. Their testimony tells how each of them found true happiness and real faith. As they bring their testimony, they sing songs from their album, and the Gospel message is clearly explained.
Paul and Fiona also offer a session on how to be blessed in marriage, as Christians. They have now been married for over fifteen years, and are often asked to speak specifically about their life together. This is a delightful and inspiring event with a message much needed in today's world.
Sunday, 27th March.
Riding Lights Theatre Company
The Riding Lights Theatre Company presented a performance of their play, THE NARROW ROAD, in Stamperland Parish Church at 7.30 pm. For further information about the play, the cast, and the Riding Lights Theatre Company click here.
Sunday 16th January at 7.15pm.
To mark the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011, Clarkston Churches Together invite you to ‘A Celebration of the Christian Church in Scotland’ with the Rev. John Bell at Greenbank Parish Church.
Clarkston Churches Together managed to capture a performance of the 40th Anniversary Tour of Godspell. It took place on Friday 3 September in Greenbank Parish Church.
Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th June
Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company
REALITY CHEQUES at Stamperland Church
Drama workshops at Greenbank and Busby Churches
Clarkston Churches Together were very fortunate to have the Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company (Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company) in the Clarkston / Glasgow area for around two weeks. The members of the theatre company visited schools, prisons and churches in the area putting on shows, leading drama workshops and generally inspiring and entertaining audiences with their unique blend of humour, pathos, joy, exuberance, empathy and compassion.
Big Band Night.
CCT organised a Big Band evening in the Couper Institute on Friday 15th February 2008 with guest soloist, Kate Everett. It was a great evening enjoyed by all who attended and either just listened or joined in with dancing the night away. The proceeds from the event were sent to the Al-Shurooq School for Blind Children in Bethlehem.
2007 November SHOWING OF THE FILM “AMAZING GRACE”
CCT organised the presentation of the the inspirational film 'Amazing Grace' which tells the story of William Wilberforce whose life was dedicated to the abolition of slavery. The film was shown in Netherlee Primary School on Friday 16 November.
Admission was free and a Discussion Panel followed the film. http://www.amazinggracemovie.com/
SHOWING OF THE FILM "An Inconvenient Truth".
The film "An Inconvenient Truth" was shown in Netherlee Primary School. http://www.climatecrisis.net/aboutthefilm/
At the conclusion of the film there was a question time with a panel whose members have direct knowledge of the effects of Climate Change. Panel members included representatives from Christian Aid, FoE, Eco-congregations and Eco-schools. Mrs Mairi Hearle, Former Director of Oxfam in Scotland chaired the question time.
The famous Puppet Theatre returned with a Christmas theme. The Puppet Theatre presented a Christmas story entitled 'A Christmas Present' in Greenbank Church
"Film 'n' Fish Night". Sunday, 20th November, 2005.
We watched the hard-hitting film “Man Dancin” on the Screen at Stamperland Church. "Man Dancin" is a gangster film with a difference. It is an uncompromising tale of hope and redemption. After the screening we enjoyed fish suppers in the Hall.
Sunday, 15th May, 2005.
Clarkston Churches Together celebrated
Pentecost in Overlee Park
from 12.30 until 16.00 with a picnic lunch, music including Jazz and Christian folk-rock, a puppet show, a tug of war, pony rides, a bouncy castle, a bouncy chute, card making and much, much more.
Sunday, 14th March
Riding Lights Theatre Company
"The Passion" performed by the Riding Lights Theatre Company at Stamperland Parish Church. A powerful act of remembrance which is both participatory and reflective, offering a deeper experience of the nature of Christ's Passion during Lent.
Friday, 26th November
Ian White in Concert at Greenbank Parish Church.
MEMBER CHURCHES OF CLARKSTON CHURCHES TOGETHER
Current participating churches are Busby, Carmunnock, Greenbank,
Netherlee and Stamperland (Church of Scotland) and Williamwood Parish Churches,
together with St Aidan's Scottish Episcopal and St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church