Involvement in the community, both in Milngavie and elsewhere, is a
principal aim of Cairns whether it be organisations that use our premises or our
participation in other community activities.
We list below areas in which Cairns has a part to play.
Friendship House is the local Church Centre in Park Road where six of the Milngavie
churches serve together to provide light refreshments Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
There is a daily act or worship at II a.m. for 15 mins. The Thursday Service will be taken
by a member of the local Clergy. Everyone is welcome, church member or not, and there is
always someone there for a friendly chat. Greeting Cards for all occasions are on sale.
The Milngavie Churches work together in outreach to the
housebound/lonely, providing a full programme including morning coffee/tea, lunch and
afternoon tea in the Lesser Town Hall each Wednesday, 10.30am - 3.30pm. Transport is
provided. For further information, please contact the Church
PEACE AND JUSTICE GROUP
The Cairns Peace and Justice Group was formed in early 2015.
It is beginning to look at a range of issues related to peace and social
justice. Anyone interested should contact the Church Office for more information.
PARENT AND TODDLERS' GROUP
Meets every week. For further information, please contact the Church Office.
The Boys' Brigade - 1st/2nd Milngavie Company
This merged Company,
attached to Cairns Church and other Milngavie churches, meets in St Luke's Church Halls.
(6 years and over)
(8 years and over)
Company Section (11 years and over)
Girls' Brigade - 82nd
This Company which is open to all girls is attached to St
Scouts - 20th Glasgow Group
This Scout Group has
(6 - 8 Years)
(8 - 10.5 years)
(10.5 - 15
Explorer Scout unit (15 - 18
Milngavie District has Guides, Brownies and Rainbows who meet in
the Guide Hall, Oakburn Avenue, St Luke's Church Hall and Cairns Church Hall.
The 10th Milngavie Brownie Pack meets in
If you would like any further details on any
of these organisations, please contact the Church Office.
ASSOCIATION OF MILNGAVIE CHURCHES
The Association of Milngavie Churches brings together the wide
variety of religious and spiritual organisations within Milngavie. The Association offers
an ecumenical way to come together and celebrate what we have in common in terms of our
beliefs. The minister or spiritual leader and two members represent each organisation. The
other organisations involved with Cairns are -
Allander Evangelical Church
Parish Church of Scotland
Society of Friends
St Joseph's Roman
St Luke's Church of
Parish Church of Scotland
Cairns is part of a joint churches committee in Milngavie that includes St Paul's, St
Luke's, United Free Church, St Andrew's Episcopal and St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
The main joint fundraising activity centres around the annual Christian Aid week
door-to-door collection. The various churches divide up the village to ensure that all
homes in Milngavie receive a visit.
Other activities include taking part in the
Christmas Choices Annual Sale held each October in Milngavie Town Hall selling Traidcraft
cards and other Christmas goods.
NKANDA OUR MALAWI TWIN CHURCH
On 31st May 2009 we signed a Twinning
Agreement with Nkanda CCAP Church, near the University town of Zomba in the
south of Malawi.
Our first project was undertaken by our young people, who raised money to help
Nkandas youth choir to make a fundraising music CD. Last year we sent out a CD with
music from our own Cairns CD together with messages from our minister and our Twinning
The people of Nkanda are working hard to raise money to replace their leaking church roof,
and we have been able to help with this through a fund-raising event.
Our latest ventures have been to support local families to grow a better maize crop, by
helping them with the cost of fertiliser and raising funds to help repair their church
roof so that the building can be used to help with their young children's education.
We hope to forge links between young peoples groups and womens groups. If you
would like more information on this project or would like to offer ideas or suggestions,
please contact the Church Office.
PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY NETWORK
Together with Ordchardhill Church in Giffnock and others, Cairns
has been instrumental in establishing links with PCN Britain.
The Progressive Christianity
Network Britain works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian
understanding. It provides a network of local groups across the country and organises
regular conferences and events. Members come from all denominations, and it enjoys links
with other progressive Christian movements around the world.