Cardonald Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland (CofS), which is a Presbyterian denomination within the family of Reformed churches. The Church of Scotland is member of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and of the World Council of Churches.
The Kirk’s emblem is the Burning Bush from which Moses heard the voice of God. The motto of the Kirk is nec tamen consumebatur, which means “yet without being consumed.”
The Presbytery of Glasgow is one of 46 presbyteries across Scotland, England, Europe and Jerusalem. Presbyteries are courts, made up of ministers, elders and deacons. Within the geographical boundary of the Presbytery of Glasgow are 140 ministerial charges. Some charges consist of more than one congregation.
The Church of Scotland traces its roots back to the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland, but its identity is principally shaped by the Scottish Reformation of 1560. Its current membership is about 12% of the Scottish population — although many more Scots (and their descendants in other countries) claim some form of allegiance to it.
Not only do you find the Word of God being promoted by the SBS but here you find a Daily Bible Reading Guide, a selection of Bibles and related material from the Scripture Catalogue, the latest information on Bible work around the world from the Word at Work magazine pages as well as Projects for Prayer and details of the Bible a MonthClub. In addition, people aged from 8-13 years, can try the hi-tech, hands on Bibleworld experience.
As part of the Church of Scotland, we support the work of Christian Aid, an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations, which are best placed to understand local needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas offices.
The Church of Scotland is a major participant in the fellowship of churches in Scotland. The main ecumenical arm of the churches is Action of Churches Together in Scotland.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) links together the work of the national ecumenical fellowships:
• Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS),
• Churches Together in England (CTE),
• Churches Together in Wales (CYTUN) and
• the Irish ecumenical bodies.
G52 Churches Together is an Ecumenical Group whose purpose is to encourage and enable Christian congregations to act together in the communities of Hillington, Penilee and Cardonald. The group’s website contains links to the constituent congregations.