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Scottish Night

By popular demand, our annual Scottish Night returns on Friday 6 March at 7pm.

It’s another evening of music, dancing and songs courtesy of our amazing ceildh players including Jamie and Baillie. This was a great event last year so come along and join in the fun (don’t worry if you can’t dance, you can stay in your seat if you want).

Entry is only £6 (paid on the door) which includes your supper.

teenZone Lunch

Join us after worship on Sunday 9 February for lunch in the Church Hall provided by teenZone.

A special fundraiser and a chance to enjoy some food and a blether!

ASDA Funding

Amazing news to share with you all!

Our Hub@Old Kirk project has been awarded £1000 from the ASDA Foundation as part of their community fund.

This money will help us buy new seating and equipment which will help our community projects like Cafe Connect. We’re busy finalising our shopping list so expect more news soon! 😀

Thanks to everyone who’s helped support us so far – if you know of any other funding routes then let us know. And, in the meantime, keep popping your blue tokens in the Old Kirk box at Tesco Bo’ness and Linlithgow.

Bags Of Help

Exciting news to start the year!

We’re on the Tesco Bags of Help scheme in their Bo’ness and Linlithgow stores until Tuesday 31st March.

This is to help us raise funds to expand our Cafe Connect partnership with Deanburn Primary School by improving our facilities. This work will also help us to provide more activities to the community so every token counts!

So when you’re next in, please pick up a token and drop it in the Old Kirk box. Thanks for your support and please spread the word!

New Year – Reflections

The end of the year is almost here and what a year it’s been! So as we head into 2020, we want to give thanks for the last year.

With so many highlights, its impossible to list them all but a special congratulations again to Cafe Connect, our friendship group with Deanburn Primary School EPS, who won the Moderators Award at the Church of Scotland General Assembly. We had a wonderful day out with the children who stole the show at the assembly and who are a real credit to their school and Bo’ness.

In July, over 120 children attended Backpackers for our biggest Holiday Club yet and we were fully booked within half an hour! It was an incredible week and Amanda’s gondola singing was unforgettable! Details of our 2020 programme are coming soon…

We had social events including a Scottish Night ceilidh, Beetle Drives, a Fish and Chip Quiz Night and hugely successful Afternoon Teas. OKY, our youth group, welcomes 30-40 teenagers each week and our Messy Church programme has continued to grow with new families joining in the fun. We were also delighted to host concerts by, and grow our relationship with, Kinneil Band and NYCOS over the past year. Thanks again to our friends at Kinneil Band for providing the music at our Nativity and Christingle Services – you guys are amazing!

It’s takes many people to make all these things possible so to everyone who’s helped us this year THANK YOU! And a very special thanks to our amazing minister Amanda and our brilliant Session Clerk Diane who lead our team so well.

Last but not least, thanks to all you of you for your support this last year! We have a wonderful and supporting Church family so if you’ve visited the Old Kirk this year, or helped support us in any way then THANK YOU!

Christingle 2019

An amazing turnout at our Christingle Service tonight!

We had over 80 children attending who enjoyed a beautiful performance from Kinneil Primary and Early Years Campus Choir and a special appearance from our Puppet Team. Special thanks to Kinneil Band for leading the music this year. ❤️🍊🕯🎁

To finish off, our Christingles lit up the Church for an amazing silent night finale – the perfect way to mark Christmas Eve!

We’re back at 11.30pm for our Watchnight Service and 10.30am tomorrow for Christmas Day Family Worship.

Nativity 2019

What a brilliant Nativity Service this morning!

We had a congregation packed with Shepherds, Wise Men, Angels and even some donkeys! Thanks to everyone who took part and made the service such fun – you did amazing!

Special thanks to our Puppet Team for another amazing performance and to our Kinneil Band players for providing the music.

Kinneil Christmas Concert – Thank you!

Wow! What a night! 🎺⛄️

There was an amazing turnout for last nights Kinneil Band Concert as we enjoyed a wonderful night of music featuring Christmas classics, a frantic 12 days of Christmas and a VIP appearance. 🎅

And that’s not forgetting beautiful performances from the children of Kinneil Primary and Early Years Campus Choir, Kinneil Youth Band and the debut of the Beginners Band.

Well done to the Band and everyone involved for another unforgettable evening and to the very well behaved dog in the audience 🐶

Want to hear more? The School Choir will be performing at our 6.30pm Christmas Eve Christingle Service along with an ensemble from the Band. See you then!🎺🍊🕯

Nativity Service

Our annual Nativity Service takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 10.45am

This years service is a bit different so as well as the children, adult involvement is welcome! So if you ever missed out on taking part in a nativity as a child (or never got that Wise Man part you were after) then you can get involved!

If you have a nativity costume to hand (tea towels on heads are acceptable), a cuddly sheep, angel wings or can make a paper crown then bring them along – use your imagination! We’ll have some costumes available for children and Christmas Jumpers, elf hats, tinsel and glitter are very much encouraged!

A service full of surprises, laughs and even some puppets…

Christingle

Our annual family Christingle Service takes place on Christmas Eve at 6.30pm.

This special service is always very popular with families and is designed for children to mark the final hours to Christmas in a fun and different way.

During the service, the Church is lit by candlelight and everyone is invited to make a Christingle Orange. The orange symbolises the world while the light remembers Jesus, the light of the world.

This year, an ensemble from our friends at UNISON Kinneil Band will be leading the music and we have a special performance from Kinneil Primary School Choir. Plus we have some special surprises planned!

It’s always a highlight of our calendar and we hope you’ll join us as we make the final countdown to Christmas Day.

Congratulations Lauren!

On Sunday 15th December. we celebrated the baptism of Lauren as she confirmed her faith as part of our Church family.

Congratulations to Lauren and a special thanks to our Star Baker Robyn for another amazing cake

Christmas Day at The Old Kirk

Our special Family Worship Service takes place on Christmas Day at 10.30am.

Children are welcome to bring a toy they got from Santa!

Watchnight Service

Our annual Watchnight Service takes place on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm.

The church will be lit by candelight as we mark the final minutes to Christmas Day.

We invite everyone to join us for this special moment of reflection, thanks and praise for the coming of our saviour.

Carols By Candlelight

Our annual Carols by Candlelight Service takes place on Sunday 15 December at 6.30pm.

It’s an evening of classic carols and readings as we reflect and give thanks during this busy festive season. The Church will be candlelit with refreshments served afterwards (the clue is in the title!)

School Christmas Service

Our annual School Christmas Carol Service was a fun (and noisy!) afternoon with over 900 children and teachers packing the Old Kirk.

Thanks to everyone at Kinneil, Deanburn Primary School, Public, St Mary’s, Grange and Blackness Primary Schools who came along and to those who gave readings.

Special congratulations to Bo’ness Public Primary School who won this years ‘loudest School challenge’ – it was as competitive as ever! 😉📣