SERVING OUR PARISH
We seek to serve those in our parish in a large number of ways including public worship, private prayer, and pastoral care, the provision of accommodation allowing many different groups and organisations to provide services for all ages from toddler to old age. Our youth organisations - Guides, Scouts and Boys' Brigade - are particularly strong and well-supported by our community. These organisations offer the youth in our community opportunities to develop new friendships, new talents, to learn to work in teams through a varied range of activities.
In respect of "old age" we are aware that an increasing number within our community are experiencing the effects of dementia in some way and we seek to support them and their carers through the Monday Lunch Club at Netherlee and the Heart for Art project at Stamperland.
Within our parish we have Williamwood House a 34 bedroom specialist care home for older people with dementia run by CrossReach, an arm of the Church of Scotland. Some of our members work as paid staff in these homes, some members attend as volunteers. Our minister, along with his neighbouring colleagues, is a chaplain.
We also seek to show that being a Christian can involve fun and we seek to provide a wide range of activities (concerts, quizzes, car treasure hunts, outings, walks, etc....) to which everyone in our community is welcome. You can find these events on our News and Intimations page.
We also ensure our hall accommodation is available for community events and community groups as well as able to be hired for birthday parties and family events. To find out more about hiring our accommodation click here.