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

 

AGM

 

tbc

 

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.'