Whose we are and Whom we serve

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.

Some of the Guild recently visited the Jewish Heritage Centre in the Garnethill Synagogue. It was a very enjoyable visit and interesting to learn about a link with our local area. 

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On Monday 23 January, the Guild started with our Scottish Afternoon when we enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties cooked by our “chefs” Edith Marshall and Margaret Mooney. The haggis was piped in by Billy Mooney, carried in by Edith and addressed by Ross Nugent. After eating Ross and Billy entertained us with readings and piping. Everyone agreed it was a great afternoon.


We had a very interesting talk by Charlene Mitchell and Jen Dickson about the work of Inverclyde Youth for Christ. They do amazing work with the young people in Inverclyde in so many different ways and places.

In February we will learn about the work of Your Voice. Doreen Borland will share with us her journey with dementia. We will have a demonstration of flower arranging by Christine Woodward, one of our Guild members and a First Aid demonstration by Glen Miller. Something to interest everyone.

March brings our session for the year to a close with talks from Sheena MacFarlane and Liz Docherty  and our Annual Business Meeting.

It has been a busy year and we have welcomed new members. There is always room for more, so why not come and join us for the second half of the session. Monday afternoon at 2pm in the small hall.

 From the Guild to everyone in New Parish, we wish you a joyful and blessed Easter.

Helen Eckford

Guild Convener

Monday afternoons from 2pm in the small hall.