We in the Kirk of Calder seek with God's help to encourage and give opportunity to all to grow together in faith and service.
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Jim Blair 01506 881302
bulletA Service is held in the Church every Sunday at 10:30 am.  Visitors always welcomed - In the summer months an extra family service is held at 9:30.
bulletCrèche facilities, with adult supervision, are available for the very young. (except during July and August when the family services are held).
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Tea is available after the morning service in the Glenalmond Hall - all welcome

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The Vestry
The Vestry

bulletFortnightly Wednesday services are also held in Pumpherston Institute Hall, at 10:15 am - tea served after the service
bulletBaptisms are held generally on the first Sunday of the month 
bulletThe Sacrament of Holy Communion is held four times each year at 10:30 and 6:30 p.m. (4pm in Winter months)
bulletA Loop System is available for the hard of hearing.
bulletA Car Pool is in operation for anyone requiring transport.
bulletSunday Stars and Sunday School for ages 4-11 go to church for first part of service then to the Glenalmond Hall (except Communion - go straight to the hall) Mini Kirks - ages 12-15- go to church for first part of service then to the Mid Calder Institute Hall.
bulletFor enquiries re Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals - please contact the minister in the first instance. The church can seat 400 people.
bulletCourses for New Communicants are held at various times per year, please contact the minister
bulletThe Fair Trade cafe is held every Tuesday morning in the Glenalmond Hall from 10am till 12 noon. All proceeds go to the work of the Vine Trust in Peru. All welcome to come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a tasty little bite with friends. 
Mary Dandie (01506 88088) will be happy to give further information regarding joining the team of volunteers who run the cafe (for 2 hours every 5 weeks or so). She says "We would be delighted to hear from you. Its great fun and the teams have three people so you will never be on your own. Lots of Chat and Lots of laughs!!"
bulletMembers who make their Offering to the Church by standing order, can collect a card at the main door of the Church to be placed in the offering bowl so that it dedicated with the other offerings
bulletOld Parish Registers (OPR's)  The most important source for pre 1855 family history research in Scotland are the Old Parish Registers - The OPR's
These were compiled from records of Baptisms and Marriages kept by the Session Clerks in Church of Scotland Parish Churches.
We do not hold these records however they are available online at www.scotlandspeople,gov.uk
bulletSunday School and Mini Kirks meet most Sundays at 10:30 in the Church then adjourn to the halls (except at Communion or Baptisms when they go straight to the halls) Sunday School Ages 4-11, Mini Kirks Ages 12-15
bulletA Crèche for younger children is available most Sundays in the Malt Barn (not during July and August when there is an early informal family service at 9:30)
bulletThe Calder Bells  - Hand bell ringing team - new members welcome Contact Margaret Ewart 01506 881708 more details here
bulletThe Selah Singers are a small singing group Contact Marjory Watson 01506 880660 more details here
bulletBoys Brigade (ages 5 to 15) more details here
bulletBrownies and Guides (ages 4-14) more details here

 


bulletChurch address - Main Street, Mid Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0AN, Scotland, UK (click for map) e-mail below
bulletThe Kirk is Scottish Charity No SCO13461
bulletThe Glenalmond Hall 150 metres North of the church on Main St. is used for various Church organisations and may be available for hire. Contact the Hall letting contact Eleanor Blair (see below)
bulletThe Malt Barn to he North of the church in the graveyard grounds is used for the crèche on Sundays and for small meetings. A wheelchair accessible toilet is available in the Malt Barn.
bulletMinister (Religious and Pastoral matters) - Rev John Povey MA BD, 19 Maryfield Park, Mid Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0SB  
Tel/Fax  01506 882495 (e-mail below)

Rev John Povey
Rev John Povey

bulletDeacon - Mrs Kay McIntosh D.C.S  contact 07903 266307
(e-mail below)
bulletSession Clerk (Administrative matters) Douglas Horn . 34 Crathes Gardens, Livingston, EH54 9EN-  01506 419656 (e-mail below)
bulletChurch Officer   Jim and Eleanor Blair 01506 881302  email

 
 
bullet "Friends" Co-ordinator. John Jamieson 01506 411772 "The Friends" operate Sunday opening of the Church in the Summer and can also arrange 'visits' to the Church at other times) 'jamiesonjar@btinternet.com'   more details here
bulletTreasurer - Mr. Ian Wallace 24 Wellview Lane, Murieston, Livingston,  EH54 9HU Tel 01506 400620

bulletDirector of Music - Mr. John Rankine LL.CM(TD), 52 Main St, Mid Calder EH53 0AW Tel 01506 880029
bulletMagazine Editor  Mr. David Grant (e-mail below) 01506 433546
bulletSocial Group Convenor - Mr. Jim Hendrie 
Tel. 01506 883907 (e-mail below) more details here
bulletClerk to the Congregational Board Mr Gavin Walker 01506 414656 (e-mail below)
bulletRoll Keeper - Mrs Lorraine Horn 01506 419656
bulletSafeguarding Co-ordinator - Mark Thirgood 07976 696 905
bulletProperty Convenor - Kenneth Wilson 01506 881991
bulletGlenalmond Hall Letting Contact -Mrs Eleanor Blair  01506 881302 email
bulletWebmaster - Andrew McLeman 01506 883966 (e-mail below)
bulletThe Guild meet on the second and fourth Thursday at 7:30pm in the Glenalmond Hall. (Sept-Nov and Feb-April)
bulletThe Choral Highlights Ladies Choir rehearse every Sunday 11:30 to 12:30
bulletPrayer Circle Co-ordinator Marti Hawthorne 01506 410768
bulletFor genealogy research - we don't generally hold old Parish Records . The best online resource for Family History searches and Parish Records is the General Register Office for Scotland
bulletElders see the Elders page

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The Crypt  
The Crypt

 

E-mails (encrypted)

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Minister (Rev. John Povey) - :

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Webmaster (Andrew McLeman) -

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Session Clerk (Douglas Horn) -

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Church Officer  (Jim and Eleanor Blair) email

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Treasurer (Ian Wallace)  

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Magazine Editor (David Grant)

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Social Group - Jim Hendrie

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Decon - Kay McIntosh

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Clerk to the Congregational Board ( Gavin Walker) -

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Friends Co-ordinator  (John Jamieson)-

.......Remember - We do love to hear from you!

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