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The Guild

The aim of the Church of Scotland Guild:
To invite and encourage women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and to enable them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.


The Guild Annual Gathering 2020 

Click Here to watch a video of the Guild Annual Gathering 2020 - a digital event

Themed around ‘the extra mile’, members were able to take part from the safety of their own homes, via the internet.

Featuring singing and worship led by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, the specially created video helps us recreate the Guild’s joyful atmosphere and feeling of togetherness despite being unable to physically meet.

As usual this year’s Annual Gathering offered the opportunity to welcome the Guild’s new national convener, Mable Wallace, along with a chance to bid farewell to the outgoing national convener, Marian Macintyre.

Mrs Macintyre said: "During lockdown, Guild members all over the country have proved to be true 'companions on the road', especially by keeping in touch with those in their groups who have no access to technology—via phone chains, photocopied printed versions of the eNews (which has been steadfastly produced every single week), socially distanced visits.

“Now we are going 'the extra mile' - we can't be all together in the Caird Hall on 5th September, so we have produced a 'Virtual Annual Gathering ' which is available on the Church of Scotland website.

Other sections will include contributions from Rev Richard Baxter of Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church, and news about our current Guild projects.

Those watching from home are advised to have bread and wine on hand in order to take part in communion.

Iain Whyte, general secretary of the Guild, said: “We were delighted to have sent out hundreds of DVDs and USB sticks to those without internet access in the run up so that hopefully everyone who wanted to was able to take part.

“It was very cheering to hear about small groups of Guild members who were planning to meet and watch the Annual Gathering together whilst still following the government’s guidelines."



The Guild normally meets on alternate Wednesdays 1.30pm-3pm in the Glebe St Hall from October to March. We'd love you to join us when we finally return to more normal times!  


Guild Projects we  supported last year:

  • 'Seema’s Project' - to build homes and a rehabilitation centre for abandoned children and trafficked women of Pune in India.
  • 'A Chaplain for our Ports' - Sailors’ Society chaplains provide a warm welcome, comfort and practical support to the thousands of seafarers who arrive in our ports



‘A Guild is, by definition, about companionship and sharing’. (Guild Notes)

Our theme for 2019 – 2020 is 'Companions on the Road': 

Come along to the Glebe Street Hall and travel with us every second Wednesday afternoon as we journey through our 2019 - 2020 syllabus...



Wed 9 Oct         Colin Thomas       (Music)

Wed 23 Oct       Valerie Reilly:        All is safely gathered in (Harvest)                                           

Wed 30 Oct       Guest Afternoon:  Strathaven Strummers (ukelele music)                                                                   

Wed 13 Nov      Guild Project:        Seema’s Project                                                 

Wed 27 Nov      Roy Johnstone:     Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes                 

Wed 11 Dec      Christmas Lunch


Wed 15 Jan       Rev Anne Paton            

Wed 29 Jan       Glickman’s Confectionary                                                    

Wed 12 Feb       Liz Macintyre:       Nan’s Story               

Wed 26 Feb       Guild Project        'A Chaplain for our Ports' Bring and Buy

Wed 11 Mar       Home Brew          Guitar, accordion, singing trio      

Wed 25 Mar       David Atkins:        Passage to Eastern Europe / AGM

Contact Sheena Bell for further information, or use the website's 'Contact Us' button

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East Kilbride Old Parish Church
Montgomery Street
The Village
East Kilbride
G74 4JS

01355 279004
Office opening times:
Tuesday & Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm




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