Welcome to the Website of St John's Parish Church, Carluke.

What's Happening?

All activities in St John's unless otherwise indicated.


Next Week

Sunday, 6 April

11:00 - Morning Worship led by Rev Bryan Kerr
Followed by Election of Nominating Committee.
Food Bank Collection today.

Tuesday, 8 April

11:30 - Bible Study - The Sermon on the Mount. (Tea at 11:00)
18:30 - JAFFA Club
19:45 - Mission Priorities Time for Prayer.

Wednesday, 9 April

19:30 - Bible Study Group - Acts.

Thursday, 10 April

10:00 - Kettle's On.
Carluke Listeners available.
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10:30 - Thursday Service
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13:45 - Guild Songs of Praise at St Andrew's Church.
19:00 - Open Evening at Street Level til 21:00.
19:30 - Lent Bible Study - Jesus Final Week, in the home of Janice and Charlie Webster.

Friday, 11 April

12:00 - Lenten Reflection at Braehead House.
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18:00 - Boys' Brigade - Anchor Boys.
18:30 - Boys' Brigade - Junior and Company Sections.
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Saturday, 12 April

11:00 - Open Day at Street Level til 13:00.
09:00 - Trekkers' April Outing. More...

Sunday, 13 April

11:00 - Morning Worship led by Mr Bill Love.
19:00 - Palm Sunday Praise Night at Kirkton Church.



17 May - Young Person's Summer Outing
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31 May - Guild Summer Outing
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About this website

This website has been set up to provide information about our church, its worship and other activities. If there is anything you would like to know about us, but cannot find on this site, please contact us for further information.

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Special Services for Holy Week (13-20 April 2014)

Sunday 13 7:00 pm Palm Sunday Praise Night at Kirkton Church
Thursday 17 7:00 pm Buffet Meal and Communion Service at St Andrew's Church
Friday 18 12:00 noon (to 3:00 pm) - Journey with Jesus at St Andrew's Church
  7:00 pm Good Friday Service at St Andrew's Church
Sunday 20 8:30 am Easter Morning at Market Square, followed by breakfast at St Andrew's Church
  11:00 am Easter Morning service at St John's Church


Listen on-line

An audio file of most Sunday morning services is uploaded to the website.

Listen to the latest service to be uploaded.

Listen to older services.

News from St John's

Read the latest news from St John's and other churches in the Parish Grouping here. We also offer an RSS Newsfeed to alert you when new items are added to the news page.

Deferred Union and Vacancy News

St John's and St Andrew's churches have agreed to enter a Deferred Union of their congregations.  Read about developments here.


St John's News, Spring 2014

St John's News, the newsletter of the congregation is published both in print and on-line. Read the latest edition (Spring 2014) on-line. (Requires pdf reader - Download Adobe Reader™).

Next Issue is due to be published: 1 June 2014

Visit the Newsletter Archive to read past issues.



Who we are

St John's is one of three congregations of the Church of Scotland (the others are Kirkton and St Andrew's), which between them serve the town of Carluke and outlying farms and villages such as Kilcadzow and Yieldshields.

Although each church has an 'official' parish, covering about a third of the town, their memberships are drawn from the whole area, and beyond.

There has been, in the past, much co-operation between the three congregations and, in 2005 moves were made to set up a more formal Parish Grouping arrangement which will see closer bonds between them and more effective Christian ministry in the town.

The churches of the Parish Grouping also work closely with churches of other denominations in the town, including Roman Catholic, Baptist and United Reformed churches.


Come and Join Us

If you live locally, and have no other church connection, we extend a warm invitation for you to come and worship with us. Click here for details of Normal Worship Times, or check out the What's on... column on the left for details of any upcoming special services.

Where we came from

St John's, Carluke, was born out of the Disruption of 1843. Starting as a small group of seceders worshipping in a local inn, the Free Church in Carluke became the United Free Church of St John's in 1900. Reunification of the church came in 1929, when St John's became, as it is now, the Church of Scotland congregation of Carluke St John's.

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Some milestones in the history of St Johns

A chronological list of the ministers of St John's

What we do

Our Mission Statement:

The purpose of St John's is


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...about the various activities in which St John's is involved at a congregational, town, national and international level.

...about the "Nazareth Diaries" - Notes from Mike Frew's 2003 Study Leave.