Rankin Parish Church
Chapelton Parish Church

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. See the "Rankin PC" page on "Where to find us" for more information on the Church.

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. The result of the voting concerning the Union is given at the foot of this page

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Safeguarding Policy

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.

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At congregational meetings held after worship on 19 November 2017, all four congregations voted in favour of uniting.

The union will be effected at the end of May 2018 to form one congregation with three places of worship. The new church will be known as Strathaven: Trinity Church of Scotland and at that stage this website will be closed and replaced by a new one which is currently under construction
That new website address will be https://strathaventrinity.wikidot.com (currently a private site).

Latest website update: 4 May 2018

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