Welcome to Stenhouse & Carron Parish Church

We are a church which focuses on the growing of our faith and would welcome anyone who wishes to join us on our journey. We are guided by the Holy Spirit and have a real desire to share the Good News of Jesus and God’s Word with all people. We are a congregation that is committed to growing in our own faith and to encouraging, building up and supporting the faith of others.Services are held on Sunday mornings at 11.15AM and reflect a wide range of traditions, some long standing and some more recent innovations showing that Stenhouse and Carron can embrace change. On Wednesday mornings there is a more informal opportunity to share faith and fellowship from 10 – 12 noon and anyone is welcome to join us at this time for fellowship and a cup of tea. All age groups are welcomed to our services. We have a small but active Young Church which join us for the first part of the service on Sunday mornings and then leave to work on posters, Bible stories and songs in Merrow House for the remainder of our worship time. The Young Church lead our worship at various times of the year – eg Harvest, Holy Week and Advent. We have disabled access to the church and hall, induction loop in the church, disabled toilet facilities and baby changing facilities in the hall. Our Minister is Rev. William Thomson.

Our mission is to show God’s love and share the Good News of Jesus through worship, service and friendship.

If you’re interested in visiting Stenhouse and Carron Church, you’ll be made very welcome. Our address is Church Street, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, FK5 4BU Find us on Google Maps.

Worship

Sunday morning services: every week at 11.15am. The first Sunday of every month is followed by a tea/coffee morning when the congregation is invited to share fellowship and refreshments after the service. Communion is celebrated five times a year as follows:
  • Last Sunday of January (31/1/16)
  • Sunday after Easter Sunday (3/4/16)
  • Pentecost (22/5/16)
  • Last Sunday in September (25/9/16)
  • Last Sunday in November (27/11/16)
We also enjoy our annual Holy Week services which have been celebrated in Stenhouse and Carron Church for almost 100 years. We are joined by other local churches as we journey through Holy Week. This includes a celebration of The Lord’s Supper at our Maundy Thursday Service.

Wider Work of the Church

The congregation of Stenhouse and Carron also actively pursues opportunities to serve God in the wider world by raising money for Macmillan Nurses through an annual coffee morning, participating in the Christian Aid Bridge Cross every year for over 35 years, and over the last few years filling hundreds of shoeboxes to be sent to the Blytheswood Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Our congregation has also been actively engaged in donating towards Mary’s Meals, Water Aid, VSO, Syrian refugees and other local deserving causes such as the Falkirk Food Bank.

Pastoral Care Team

This group of volunteers from the congregation regularly visit those members of the congregation who are elderly, ill or who have difficulty attending church on a Sunday and also those who are in care homes. We have an annual pastoral care service every summer to allow contact with friends to be maintained.