Leuchars St Athernase

Guild logoThe St Athernase Guild

With around 24,000 members, The Church of Scotland Guild is one of Scotland's largest voluntary organisations. Although women make up the bulk of our membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels.

The St Athernase Guild meets at 7 p.m. in the Coach house on alternate Mondays - a warm welcome assured, please come along.

The theme for this session is Go in Love. The programme will be updated as events are confirmed but please put the dates in your diary! 

2017-18 Guild Programme

2nd October 2017


A Local Violinmaker


Linda Colston


16th October 2017


Flavour of Scotland


Andy Johnston


30th October 2017


Coram Foundation


Madelaine Allen


13th November 2017


Safety in the Home


P.C. Fraser Laird


27th November 2017


Food Bank


Morag Steele


11th December 2017


Song Book Melodies




8th January 2018


Homeless Children in Malawi


Amanda Fleet


22nd January 2018


Life of Jane Haining


Elizabeth Dickson


5th February 2018


My Kidney


Kate Douglas


19th February 2018


Pasta Dips etc


Sheila Simmers


5th March 2018


Salvation Army


Cpt. David Robertson


19th March 2018


Musical Evening


Largo Sounds


2nd April 2018






For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Betty Gay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members meet in local groups at congregational level, in regional groups known as presbyterial councils, and once a year at our national meeting, to which each group can send a representative.

The current constitution of the Guild was adopted in 1997, after a major review of the present organisation's predecessor, the Woman's Guild. In 2003, and again in 2010, the Guild reviewed its constitution to ensure more inclusive language was used and to take account of the need for flexibility in local groups.

The Guild is about invitation, encouragement, commitment, and fellowship which leads to providing opportunities for continuing growth in Christian faith through worship, prayer and action.

Worship is an essential ingredient in all meetings and activities. Prayer underpins everything - and is a means of involving those members who cannot be active in other ways.

Action means living out the faith through project work, exploration of the discussion topics and local involvement of groups and individual members in various aspects of Christian service.

Aims and ethos 
Women and men of all walks of life meet together under our common aim: 
"The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action."

The aim has been underlined in our motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: 'Whose we are and Whom we serve.'