Strathaven Rankin and Chapelton Parish Churches are both part of the Hamilton Presbytery of the Church of Scotland
The Vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing and serving communities.
As congregations, we were linked in 1960 and have operated very successfully by co-operating together under a shared ministry. Both churches have active Sunday Schools, creche facilities and a range of organisations.
We would be especially pleased to see you in person in one of the congregations at Sunday worship (9.30am in Chapelton and, normally, 11am in Strathaven) whether you are visiting the town of Strathaven or the village of Chapelton or are new to the area. Pew Bibles are available and there is an Induction Loop System fitted in both churches.
Rankin Church is in Lethame Road, Strathaven ML10 6AD
Chapelton Church is in Bents Road, Chapelton ML10 6SA
For up-to-date news about what is going on in each of the churches, see their 'News' pages.
EASTER SERVICES 2017
All Holy Week Evening Services at 8.00pm
Palm Sunday 9th April - Epicentre - Rev A. Telfer
Monday 10th April - East Church - Pastor D. Childs
Tuesday 11th April - Rankin Church - Rev S. Paterson
Wednesday 12th April - Evangelical Church - Pastor R. Gillies
Thursday 13th April - East Church - Rev W. Stewart
Friday 14th April - Avendale Church - Rev A. Telfer
Sunday 16th April
Easter Sunday Services
Loudon Hill - leaving Common Green Car Park at 6.00am
Allison Green at 8.30am
Chapelton at 09.30am
Rankin at 11.00am
Ensuring a Safe Church for All
The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and well-being of each individual. Through its congregations, working together with the Safeguarding Service and statutory agencies, the Church seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people who come into contact with the Church and its services.
The Gospel proclaims that it is the responsibility of everyone within the fellowship of the Church to prevent harm, be it physical, sexual or emotional, and we will always seek to reduce risk.
The Church's commitment to safeguarding reminds us that God cares passionately about the welfare and well-being of all people.
Latest website update: 3 April 2017