Greyfriars Parish Church (Church of Scotland)


Bloomgate, Lanark, ML11 9ET

01555 437 050

Whether you’re new to Lanark and looking for a church – or you’re completely new to church or the Christian faith – then you’ll find a welcome at Greyfriars Parish Church.

Greyfriars Parish Church consists of a diverse mix of people of all ages and backgrounds – from young people, singles and families through to senior citizens.

We’re friendly, progressive and relevant and a great place to be for anyone looking for a spiritual ‘home’ where they’ll be made to feel welcome. As someone said recently, Greyfriars is a church where we hope you’ll never feel excluded or lonely – we try to make it like one great big family!

We hold services on Sunday mornings and a range of different services on Sunday evenings.

If you’re new to the church, the best way to start is with our Sunday morning service, which starts each week at 11am (although we advise you to check our events diary on our home page to get the latest times ... some services, partiuclarly in the summer months and over Christmas, take place at 10:30am).

If you come along at about 10:50am, the welcome team at the front door will meet you and you can find a seat. You can sit anywhere in the church and if you would like help to know where to sit you can ask a member of the welcome team who will be delighted to help you. They might even introduce you to the people sitting around you.

On the last Sunday of the month (Jaunary - April, August - November) we hold a traditional service with the Sacrament of Holy Community at 9:30am. This is a shorter service and lasts around 35 minutes. Again, if you come along 10 minutes or so before the service starts and introduce yourself to a member of the welcome team they will be happy to help you find a seat.

Make sure you leave time to get to the church as there is limited parking outside the building. However, just a few hundred metres away there are plenty of free car parks in the town (Castlegate, North Vennel, South Vennel) and on street parking in Hope Street across from the church. For directions on how to reach us please see the Visiting page.