The Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisations. Membership is open to both men and women. Although the majority of members are women, men are increasingly taking on roles at local, regional and national levels.
The Guild’s motto which is taken from Acts 27:23 is Whose we are and Whom we serve.
Have a look at the Guild website: www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/theguild to see what the Guild does nationally.
The Guild raises more than half a million every 3 years for our 6 projects, and local and regional groups raise money for local charities, like the Foodbank, Mind Mosaic, Compassionate Inverclyde and lots more.
New Parish Guild
The Guild have been meeting informally once a month since we were allowed to use the halls. We are now ready to begin our weekly meetings for the new session starting on Monday 4 October when our speaker will be our minister and chaplain the Rev William Boyle. William will speak to us on our theme for this year which is, Lights and Bushels.
Thanks to William who has been very supportive of the Guild in New Parish and nationally where he helped with our online worship during Holy Week. William’s very moving reflection and communion on Maundy Thursday was on Facebook and was really appreciated by the many Guild members who shared it. He has been invited to do a workshop at an online event in October sharing what we are doing as a congregation to support those in the community with mental health issues.
Check the Guild on Facebook. You will be amazed to se what happens around the country.
The new committee of Helen Eckford, Edith Marshall and Margaret Mooney and all the members would love you to come to our meetings. We now meet in the afternoon at 2pm, so if you don’t like going out at night that is no longer a problem. The other reason for not coming to the Guild is that “the Guild is not for me”, but if you have never been then you don’t know until you have tried. If you have tried and decided it is not for you then please give it another try because the Guild has changed in recent years.