Parish profile

The parish of Stepps covers about 2.5 square miles and has an expanding population. It lies mostly within North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the north-eastern outskirts of Glasgow with a small section within the boundaries of the Glasgow City. The area consists of Stepps Village, Cardowan, Steppshill, Crowwood Grange, Frankfield Loch, and Millerston. The vast majority of homes within the parish are family homes with up to 4 or 5 bedrooms and comprise a blend of older traditional style and those of a more recent modern construction as well as a smaller number of socially rented houses.

Stepps serves as a commuter town for Glasgow and has a railway station on the Falkirk – Glasgow Line, providing a quick commute to central Glasgow, and by the A80 road. It has easy access to the M80 motorway which connects Stepps to Glasgow and Stirling. Additionally, there is a main bus service to Glasgow.

There are bowling, tennis, and hockey clubs and a refurbished children’s play park. Stepps has a private health and leisure facility and two hotels with restaurants and function rooms. There are a variety of smaller shops including a chemist, newsagent, florist, and a supermarket, as well as medical and dental surgeries.

Stepps Primary School was established in 1905 and rebuilt in 2009 with a Library and Cultural Centre. Stepps Parish Church minister is the Chaplain who is working to develop links between the school and the Church. The local secondary is Chryston High School, approximately two miles away. There are four nursery schools within the parish.

Members of the Church are involved in the local community council, the parent councils and many other clubs and organisations. This strengthens the bonds between the church and the community.