Jackson Parish ChurchAirdrie: Jackson Parish
Church of Scotland

About Us

Jackson Parish Church is part of the Reformed Tradition of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and is within the bounds of Hamilton Presbytery.

*WE believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, the UNCONDITIONAL love of God, and the power and comfort of the Holy Spirit.These beliefs are at the heart of our worship and teaching and are what unites us as a family of God.We value our individual freedom, as well as the challenges to interpret the Bible with our minds and our hearts and also the challenges to adhere to those beliefs within an ever changing society.Sharing worship with a community of believers and seekers, strengthens and supports our individual journeys.

*WE are a welcoming and friendly church, who strive to embrace all people in God’s grace and love. We acknowledge and value people of diverse backgrounds and willingly nurture and embrace children, youths, singles, families, mature, elderly, tall, short, thin, not so thin!!,...you get the drift.....anyone is welcome in the House of God and we hope at Jackson you will find a place of belonging and meaning and friendship.

*WE are part of Craigneuk and Petersburn Community and are willing and happy to serve that community and further afield as best we can and we thank God for that privilege and honour, giving Him the glory and praise.

*WE are a church which believes that GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT!!

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From the Minister – Rev Kay Gilchrist.

Hi, my name is Kay Gilchrist andI am the Minister of Airdrie Jackson Church, known as Team Jackson.I have been Minister here for 8 years now, but have been a member here since Christmas 1978. I was brought up in Craigneuk and my life’s journey has taken me from Nursing, Midwifery then into the Ministry. Before Jackson, my Ministerial career was Drumchapel, Rachel House Children’s Hospice, Cornton Vale Women’s Prison ( as Chaplain I may add!) and St. Andrew’s Hospice.

I am a firm believer that Christianity is Community and our church is based right in the centre of a community.  Although the church to many is a building, it is so much more than that. The building is where the people who have chosen to worship and follow Jesus Christ meet for fellowship and other events.  The church is actually the People of God and without the people there would be no church, and the People of Jackson care about the community.  I care about the community and I believe the community cares about the church. It always pleases me and makes me smile when the children of the two local Primary schools shout out ‘hi Rev Kay’ or in the supermarket with their parents and say to them ‘there’s Rev Kay’.  It is the same with adults who I may have been involved with in a pastoral situation, I may not recognise all of them but it’s nice to get a ‘hello’ from them.

Many different people may visit our website, some may know me and the church, some may be believers, others not.No matter who you are or why you are visiting our website – know this – You are a Child of God and He loves you with a perfect unconditional love and there is nothing too hard or too impossible for Him to help you with.

Blessings

Rev Kay


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