Doors Open Days 2023

Polmont Old Parish Church is taking part in the Doors Open Days this weekend.  The church will be open on Saturday 2 September from 11 am to 3 pm, and on Sunday 3 September from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and visit this prominent landmark in our village and learn about its story.  A tour of the more interesting gravestones in the cemetery may be included (weather permitting).  Free entry.

This Little Light of Mine

“This little light of mine”, chosen by Allison, is our final Easter hymn.  But “is it really an Easter hymn?” I hear you ask!  Well, as Christians are “Easter people”, and we would have no Christianity and no Christian hymns without Jesus’s resurrection, I’m happy to include it.  It is such a joyful hymn, expressing the joy of having the light of the living Christ in your heart.  What can you do today to let your light shine?

Thank you to Alex for playing all the hymns for us this week.

How Great Thou Art

Our hymn today is “How Great Thou Art”, chosen by Ann.  It is based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem, written in Swedish by Carl Boberg in 1885.  Since then it has been translated into many languages.  The version which we sing in English was translated by Stuart K. Hine, who also added two verses of his own.  While you could call it an “old favourite”, it is also popular today with worship bands.  Come back tomorrow for our final Easter hymn!


Tuesday’s favourite Easter hymns

Today we have another two of your favourite Easter hymns for us to sing along with at home.  First we have “The Old Rugged Cross” chosen by Jean.  Then an anonymous choice, “Because He lives”, by Bill and Gloria Gaither.  What a great selection of hymns you have chosen for us all to enjoy this week!

Easter Monday hymns

Happy Easter everyone!  Thanks to all those who submitted their favourite Easter hymns for us to share on the website.  Today we have two hymns for you to enjoy.  Jean has chosen the powerful spiritual “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?”.  Then we have the equally powerful modern hymn “In Christ Alone”, by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, which has been chosen by Allison.  Come back tomorrow for another two Easter favourites.