Evening Guild


guildThe 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 Guild’s motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23 is ‘Whose we are and Whom we serve.’

The Evening Guild meets every Thursday evening at 7.30pm throughout the winter. 

The Evening Guild is a group of about 25 ladies who enjoy the fellowship of the Guild.  We meet every Thursday evening from October to March and have an interesting programme of speakers, demonstrations and events e.g. our St Andrew’s Evening with Bute Ceilidh Band.

We usually hold two fundraising events during the year.  Already we have held a hugely successful  Soup & Sweet lunch on Saturday 6th August raising the magnificent sum of £1,086.       

At the Mini Market held on the 14th November the hard working ladies raised £970.         

2016 – 17 Syllabus 

October 20 : Rev Owain Jones                                                                                                                October 27 : Norman Deeley – “Goatfell Murders”                                                                                November  3 : Malcolm Alexander – “Sea Shanties”                                                                             November 10 : Jean Macmillan – “Bute’s WWI Memorials Project”                                                    November 17 :  Mark Green – “Quiz”                                                                                                       November 19 : Morning Market                                                                                                             November 24 : St Andrew’s Night with Bute Ceilidh Band                                                                 December  1 : Douglas Allan – “Angels with Beards”   Joint Meeting, Bring & Buy                           December  8 : Christmas Lunch

January  5 : Beetle Drive / Project                                                                                                            January 12 : Film Night                                                                                                                             January 19 : Gilly Banks – “Weaving”                                                                                                       January 26 : Scottish Night with Ann Speirs Dancers                                                                          February  2 : “McQueen’s Butchers”                                                                                                         February  9 : Julia Twomlow – “Talk on the Pavilion”                                                                            February 16 : Valentine’s Tea                                                                                                                    February 23 : Stewart Shaw – “Cookery Demonstration”                                                                      March  2 : Duncan McKellar – “Care & Repair”                                                                                         March  9 : Christine McArthur – “Prevention of falls in the home”                                                      March 16 : AGM

During Session 2015 – 16 the Evening Guild made contributions as follows –

Feed the Minds (the nominated Guild charity) – £200                                                                        Erskine Hospital – £125                                                                                                                    Macmillan Cancer Support – £61.40                                                                                                         Bute Kidney Dialysis – £100                                                                                                               Christian Aid – £50                                                                                                                                       Fair-trade – £100                                                                                                                                          Paper and ink for church printer – £100

Our summer outing was to the Bute Museum followed by fish and chips at the Esplanade Hotel.  This was an enjoyable afternoon giving us the chance to catch up as a group since we last met in March.