Good News Group
Our Good News Group is our Bible Study Group. We meet in the Lesser Hall in the Abbey Hall, Vaults Lane, Kilwinning – on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from October to April at 7.30pm till 9pm. Our meetings are informal and relaxed. Please feel free to drop in for one or more evenings, you’ll be made very welcome.
Sunday School Has a New Name – JIGSAW Club!
Our JIGSAW Club is held in the Abbey Church Hall on Sunday mornings at 10.30am with games, stories, singing and crafts. All children welcome.
Our choir is a small group of 18 enthusiastic people who lead the congregation in praise each Sunday morning and who meet on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm for practice under the direction of our very able organist and choir master Jim Walsingham. Our praise is mostly from CH4 and other music is chosen by Mr Walsingham according to our level of ability and experience. As with every other choir we welcome new members, hopefully young blood. With only a couple of exceptions we are a “bus pass choir” who give of our time and talents joyfully.
The Guild nationally is an important organisation of the Church of Scotland. Originally set up as an organisation for women, it has in recent times opened up its membership to men. It must be admitted that this change has not been followed up to any great extent locally. Our Guild programme runs from October to March and includes a wide range of events. Some address the Guild Theme, some address the Guild Project and others the Topic chosen for the year. The Guild Communion is always a moving experience. Other events are chosen for general interest and entertainment, the latter very often being provided by musical groups who usually come highly recommended and are never disappointing. The Guild is a highly sociable group in which a strong bond exists. New members will always be given a warm welcome. The Guild will begin its new season on the second Wednesday of October.
Guild Syllabus October 2015
Thursday 8th Oct – Kilwinning Humour – Bill Hamilton
Wed 14th Oct – Diaconate Ministry – Isobel Beck
Sat 17th Oct – Soup and Sandwich – Erskine Hall – 11.30am
Thurs 22nd Oct – Presentation at Buckingham Palace – Jean Gilbert
Wed 28th Oct – Inspirational Moments – Donald Reid
Thurs 5th Nov – No Guild Meeting
Wed 11th Nov – Dumfries House – John Morrison
Thurs 19th Nov – Guild Week – Big Sing – Prestwick St Nicholas 2.00pm
Wed 25th Nov – Project Haiti – Richard Woods
Thurs 3rd Dec – Christmas Lunch – McChristies
Wed 9th Dec – Carol Service Kilwinning Old Parish Church 7pm
Our church has a cafe which serves lunches and it is in the Kilwinning Old Parish Erskine Hall, Garden Square, Kilwinning. It is open every Thursday from 10.30am until 1.30p.m. It is a great meeting place, not only for Church Members but also for the Community where they have a great meal and a chat, meeting with friends and getting to make new friends. You can have a 3 course lunch or just a scone and a coffee, at very reasonable prices. The volunteers who serve and cook are very friendly and make you very welcome. So please come along on a Thursday and enjoy a chat and a lovely meal. Cafe Menu
A small group of ladies meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm until 9pm in the Lesser Church Hall. The group’s yearly session meets from September to June and there is no charge to attend. We do a variety of crafts including; card making, decorating notebooks, covering shoe boxes with Christmas paper, assembling facecloth bags, bunnies/cup-cake socks, sewing and knitting. The main charities who benefit from the group are Blythswood Care (shoe boxes), Woman’s Aid, Bible Society, Christian Aid, Church Christmas Fayre. New members and outreach/home workers welcome.
Keep Fit & Line Dancing
Line Dancing Classes Abbey Hall Monday at 1pm
Keep Fit Abbey Hall Tuesday at 10am
Royal Voluntary Service – Darby & Joan
Our WRVS ‘Darby & Joan’ club provides an enjoyable afternoon for all our ‘older & wiser’ friends. If you’re 60 years young, or older, you are welcome to join us on alternate Thursdays from September to April. We meet in the Abbey Hall, Vaults Lane from 1.30pm – 3pm. It’s an informal get together with a variety of speakers and entertainment. If you fancy a good cuppa, with excellent home-baking, and a chat, please come along and join us.
The 2nd Kilwinning Boys Brigade
(Mansefield Trinity Church)
Captain John Boyd
Lt. Mary Boyd
The Boys Brigade meet in the Abbey Hall, Vaults Lane each Friday evening from September to May.
6.00pm – 7.15pm
Anchor Boys Primary 1 – Primary 3
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Junior Section Primary 4 – Primary 6
7.30pm – 10.00pm
Company Section Primary 7 – 6th Year
Tuesdays in Mansefield Trinity Church
Chess Club 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Thursdays in Kilwinning Academy, Dalry Road
Badminton 6pm – 7pm
Football Training 7pm – 8pm