Carntyne and Cranhill Parish Church


Children's Activities

Carntyne Tots (Parent & Toddlers)

Carntyne Tots is Carntyne & Cranhill Church’s Carer and Toddler Group. The Group welcomes toddlers accompanied by mums, dads, grandparents, carers, from church and community and provides toys and activities for babies and children up to the age of 4. There is also time for a healthy snack and a drink.

Meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30-11.30 am during school term time in the upstairs halls starting 6th September.


The Explorers is our Sunday School for youngsters aged 3 to 12. The group gathers in the Crichton Hall at 11.00 am and enjoys a programme of Bible stories, games and crafts. At approximately 11.45 am they join the adults in the church, after the sermon, and remain till the close of the service at 12 noon. Currently, because of Covid constraints the Explorers are not meeting.

Restrictions relating to in-person worship have now been eased and, from Easter Sunday, we will worship together in the church. Church services will remain online until Easter Sunday. Places are limited and must be prebooked by telephoning the minister on the Wednesday or Thursday prior to the Sunday you wish to attend. Please note, there will be no singing and face coverings are to be worn

Boys' Brigade

Carntyne & Cranhill Church is the home of the 162nd Glasgow Boys Brigade Company, and has been for a very long time! 

All sections meet on a Monday night, where we take part in a number of different activities – from quizzes to team sports, including football and uni-hockey.

Our members range from 5 to 15, split into three sections.

The Boys’ Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object:

“The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness”

and that has not been changed…

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

Our leaders are young and energetic, and we’re always happy to welcome new boys in any of the sections. There is no requirement to attend any church.

Girls' Brigade

The 63rd Girls’ Brigade - Cranhill meets on Tuesday evenings in the CDT building. They meet from 6.15pm to 7.15pm for our Explorers and from 7.15pm to 8.30pm for our Junior and Brigader sections.


The Rainbows are the youngest members of the Girl Guiding family aged 5-7. The girls meet each week in Carntyne & Cranhill Church from 5:45pm to play games, do crafts, work on their various badges and challenges and have lots of fun! We like to run around and make a lot of noise! Last year, some of our activities included: a Bring and Buy Sale, a Dance and Aerobics night, lots of craft evenings and our end of term party. We’ve got lots planned for this year, including lots of exciting activities to celebrate the Olympic Games.

We’ve just lost 5 of our girls to the Brownies, so at the moment we have a few spaces for girls aged 5-7 who would like to come and join in the fun!

The Rainbows will resume on Wednesday 7th September.


The Brownies are the next level up for girls in the Girl Guiding family, aged 7-10. The girls meet each week in Carntyne & Cranhill Church from 6pm to play games, work on various different badges (you could have a cook, booklover, dancer or even an entertainer on your hands!), and do crafts.

The girls are always quick to lend a hand, and are very keen to help, especially when the Rainbows come to visit! We love to try new things, and this year will be no different as we join with the Rainbows to try out the new and varied programme of activities for the Olympic Games!

The Brownies will resume on Wednesday 7th September.


Carntyne is the home of the 278th Guide Unit and Brownie Pack, as well as our Rainbows! Guiding is a world-wide organisation for girls and young woman, which aims to give them the chance to explore and expand their horizons with as much help and support as possible.

Girls from Carntyne were recently presented with their Baden-Powell challenge badges in the City Chambers in Glasgow, and in the New Year, our Senior Section will be expanding to include monthly meetups to work towards the Chief Guides Award. All in all, it’s a great time to be in Guiding!

Guides at Carntyne are VERY popular! We have over 30 girls between the ages of 10 and 14, who meet every Wednesday from 7.15pm til 9.15pm. They work in patrols, choosing their own activities each week, as well as games and campfire songs. There’s also the chance to go camping at certain times, and the opportunity to get involved in the wider world of Guiding in Glasgow. Recent activities have included a Pudsey Bake Night, a Night of Getting to Know You, and two girls attended a Baden Powell Adventure weekend away!

The Guides will resume on Wednesday 7th September.


Our Ranger Section recently restarted, with a group of 5 girls aged 15 – 18 taking charge of their own programme. Rangers offers young women the chance to really spread their wings, with opportunities for holidays, Duke of Edinburgh, leadership qualifications and much, much more. They can choose to work on projects that really interest them, and Rangers activities can make a CV or university application really stand out from the crowd! The Rangers currently meet alongside the Guides, and from January will also meet once a month, on a Thursday, for their own enjoyment. It’s open to any young woman between the age of 14-25, and there’s no requirement to have been a Brownie or a Guide to join!


Adult's Activities

AA Group

Details to follow.

Sunshine Club (Senior Citizens)

In Carntyne & Cranhill Church hall on Mondays from 1pm-3pm. a cuppa, a chat and some entertainment. (There is a small charge of £2.50)

Also on Mondays, Come and Sing Cafe 2-3:30 in Shettleston New Parish Church (starts 16th Jan.)

Live music with tea/coffee and cakes for anyone living with dementia and their family/friends. On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Coffeetime Chat

A zoom meeting to catch up with friends, share some stories and exercise the grey cells. We'll also have a chance to see the trailer for Thursday's Film Club.

Time: Tuesday at 10am

Join Coffeetime Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5388 2010

No passcode required.

Growing Together

A chance to explore with others the relevance of faith in today's world. Often includes singing, Bible discussion, prayer time, tea, coffee and chat. All welcome!

Time: Tuesday 2-4pm in the hall

Ladies Recreation Club

Meets on Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the church hall for fun and friendship.

Prayers On Zoom

Half an hour of readings, prayers and reflection. (Requests for prayer are always welcome).

Time: Wednesday at 10am


Meeting ID: 884 4248 5052

No passcode required

Health Walk

Meets at the Church at 11.00am on Wednesdays for about an hour's gentle exercise and company. Followed by a cuppa in the hall. New members always welcome. No need to book- just turn up.

Men’s Recreation Club

Meets on Wednesdays from 6.40-9 in the church hall for fun and friendship.

Slimming World

Information to follow.

Community Cafe

Thursdays 9.30-12.30 Drop in for a hot drink and something to eat. Pay only what you can afford. Meet a friend, make a friend. Come and see what's going on. (Supported by Glasgow Care and Health Partnership)

Film Club

Thursdays at 1pm in the hall. We're watching West Side Story on the big screen and also this week on Zoom too. The tensions between rival gangs the Jets, whose members include 'white' Americans, and a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, reach boiling point in a hot New York summer. At a neighbourhood dance, Tony, the co-founder of the Jets, meets Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. Their romance is thwarted by the gang rivalries.

Topic: Carntyne Parish Church's Film Club

Join Film Club Zoom:

Meeting ID: 853 1316 0371

No password required

Future Films Club dates:

26th Jan - Greyfriars Bobby

2nd Feb - Nowhere Boy

9th Feb - Rear Window

16th Feb - Peyton Place

Young At Heart Club (Senior Citizens)

The group meets to play games, such as dominos and bingo, and to have a chat. There is a time for tea, and coffee, cake and also a little bit of gentle ‘chair exercise’. The group is made up of church members and people from the community.

Meets Fridays 1.00-3.00 pm in the Crichton Hall

Lunch Club (Senior Citizens)

Fridays (at 12 noon) costs £3.35 for a two-course meal followed by tea and coffee.

Ageing Well

Fridays at 1pm this week with dominoes, quizzes, a cuppa and bingo.