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Airdrie High Kirk

What we Support


We seek to pray for and help the work of the Church of Scotland overseas. Here is the Facebook page of the World Mission Council  (20+) Church of Scotland World Mission Council | Facebook 

 

We remember and pray for those Christians who are persecuted in other lands and do not enjoy the freedom of worship we have. Open Doors UK Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Home - Open Doors UK & Ireland campaigns for persecuted Christians.  

 

The High Church is proud to support Christian Aid as it works in partnership with local groups and churches to assist and campaign for the world's poor. 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of Christian Aid. Here is a short video showcasing 75 amazing years (798) Christian Aid – 75 years of real people, real change (Subtitled) - YouTube  In recent years, we have carried out door to door collections for Christian Aid Week; we have always been humbled by people's generosity towards the world's poor as our collections have raised between £500 and £900 a year.     

 

Each Remembrance season we support Poppy Scotland Home | Poppyscotland and Erskine Erskine Care Homes- Caring for Veterans Since 1916, organisations which do great work helping those disabled or injured by wars and conflicts around the world. 

 

The High Church has held events and organised training in partnership with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF sends medical and relief work – and takes the gospel – to vulnerable people in hard to reach places across the world. More on MAF’s work can be found here. Mission Aviation Fellowship (maf-uk.org)   

 

High Church members have also brought in packets and tins of food to support Airdrie Foodbank, operated by the Trussell Trust from three outlets in the Airdrie area. This page keeps donors up to date with what the Foodbank needs to help local people in crisis. Donate food | Airdrie Foodbank     

 

High Church members have also brought in cleaning products and toiletries to give to an ecumenical charity, Home Comforts North Lanarkshire  (20+) Home Comforts North Lanarkshire | Facebook  These items are made up into starter packs to help people who are homeless or in other severe housing need. Two of our members are Trustees and on the Board of Management. 

 

The overspill of books which we have been unable to sell in our successful High Church Bargain Corner have been donated to Oxfam under the Tag Your Bag scheme. Over the past three years, these books have raised over £1 000 for Oxfam's work with the world's poor. Here is more information about the Tag Your Bag scheme Tag Your Bag | Gift Aid Your Donated Items | Oxfam







The last Census data (2011) showed that our parish consists of around 1 800 households.

 

Our parish covers part of the north of Airdrie: Burnfoot, Golfhill, Broompark, The Common, some of Rochsoles, some of Whinhall, some of Chapelside and (adjacent to our Church) Gateside Street. 

 

Once the pandemic restrictions have been eased, the High Church will be extending an invitation to people from our parish to Sunday worship, special worship services, organisations, events and children’s activities. 

 

In the past couple of years, we have delivered leaflets around our parish with information on our Church as well as flyers to promote the two holiday clubs we have run. Many children and young people living in our parish enjoy being part of our Thursday Club, Mothers and Toddlers, 5th Airdrie Girls Brigade and 8th Airdrie Boys Brigade.       

 

Our minister conducts weddings and funerals for people who live in our parish.  

  

If the Airdrie High parish were a village of 100 people ……..   

 

6 would be in primary school 

5 would be in high school

23 would be aged between 25 and 44

18 would be aged 65 or over.

 

77 would be of working age (16-74), including

  • 33 who have no qualifications; 11 who have a University degree  
  • 30 who work full time; 13 who are retired

   

94 would describe themselves as 'White - Scottish'

8 would describe their health as bad or very bad 

10 would be providing unpaid care 

 

37 would say they belonged to the Church of Scotland

 

If the Airdrie High parish were a village of 100 households ……..   

 

35 households would consist of one person, 12 of whom are aged 65 and over 

26 would have have dependent children (aged under 16, or under 18 in full-time education) 

41 would be in rented accommodation 

64 would have access to at least one car or van 

3 would speak a language other than English in the home

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For more on our parish please visit Find your local church | The Church of Scotland and enter our postcode ML6 6NE then click on Airdrie High at the top of the list of churches which appears.