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ORGANISATIONS WITHIN THE CHURCH

 

FAIRLIE PARISH
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
GUILD

Fairlie Parish Church Guild is affiliated to the Church of Scotland Guild. The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland
which invites and encourages both men and women to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enable them to express their faith in
Worship, Prayer and Action.

The Group in Fairlie do just that in no uncertain manner. They meet regularly from October to March
on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm.
We have a lively and varied syllabus which can be seen on the noticeboard in the Session House & outside the church door.
Further details are in the Parish Newsletter on this website under NEWS


Secretary (Catherine Brown), Treasurer (Maureen Rankine)
Project Partner (Jean Cameron)


For more information and a friendly welcome Tel: 01475 568200

 

Fairlie Parish Church runs a Sunday Funday for up to 12 yrs. The Leader is Ellen Gordon.
Activities include painting, music and outdoor events (weather permitting!). There is an annual picnic.

The group take part in the service at key points in the year, including Prizegiving, Harvest and the Nativity Service.
There is opportunity for drama and poetry reading as well as the musical activities within the service.

 

Messy Church takes place monthly on the 3rd Saturday between 4pm and 6pm
There is a break in the summer months
MESSY CHURCH is for EVERYONE

From tiny tots to grandparents. Families, Folks on their own, Friends, Teenagers, and YOU !

It is a relaxed time for getting together, having fun, and making friends, taking part in gamers and craft activities.
A short time of celebration - stories and singing - followed by a shared meal.

Come along and join us in this new venture.
For further information contact Ann on 568421 or Judith on 568314

 

THE CHOIR

Fairlie Parish Church choir was formed by the amalgamation of the choirs of St Margaret's and St Paul's churches when they united in 1968.


The choir meets weekly on Thursday evenings in church at 7.30pm except during June/July/& August.
In addition there is a very successful group which forms up to lead the singing on Festivals at Christmas and Easter.

  • Church Hymnary 4th. Edition
  • Junior Praise
Additional music is obtained as required from music publishers including the Royal School of Church Music to whom the Church is affiliated.
Basic music for Sunday is chosen by the minister and any supplementary items (anthems,etc.) by the Director of Music.

An organ was first installed in the Church in 1908. In 1951 it was found to be infested with woodworm and beyond economic repair. The present instrument, which is sited in the Chancel at the North end of the Church, was built in 1936 by Wm Hill & Sons and was bought from Alexandra Parade Church when it was closed in 1952. It is a two manual pneumatic actioned instrument with a full pedal board, 21 stops and 781 pipes.

 

The Brownies meet on Thursday evenings at 6.15pm until 7,30pm during School term.

 

THE PRAISE BAND

The praise band was formed some years ago from just two people who were really assisting the choir on the odd occasion.
From the start it was clear that there was an opportunity to grow into a prase band with all ages taking part.

The praise band has a number of members and plays every Sunday except during school holidays as the main part
of the band is made of school aged boys and girls.

Instruments include; drums, keyboard. guitars, Base guitars, flutes occasional fiddle as well as several singers.

 


BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP

The meetings are very informal and relaxed, and led by Prilla Thorburn.

We try to make it possible for anyone who might like to attend to be able to find a convenient time and a setting
that appeals to them at least on some occasions. . We tend to use a published study to focus our thinking.
This might involve looking at a book of the Bible or it might concentrate on a particular theme,
like a study for Lent or Advent. In fact we usually meet at these two special times in the Church calendar.
By getting together in this way, members can air their convictions and their doubts and encourage one another.
Our Christian faith is strengthened, as is our Fellowship.
Future meetings are likely to be held in the Millennium Suite of the church.

For the latest information, click above or below on 'NEWS'

 

READING GROUP

A fully subscribed reading group meets in church on a monthly basis on Thursday mornings

 

YOGA

Yoga sessions are held in the church on
Mondays 9.45 - 11.15am
Wednesdays 9.45 - 11.15am

More details from Dai-An Craig 07855 989656

 

THE KIRK SESSION

The Kirk Session and the Congregational Board (along with Presbytery and General Assembly) are Courts of the Church.

The Kirk Session is composed of members of the congregation chosen by the members to become Elders, to assist the Minister in the Spiritual affairs of the Church. Each Elder has a district in the parish and keeps the Minister informed regarding the Church members in their district. The Kirk Session meet at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss and act upon the affairs of the Church, locally and nationally. The Session Clerk acts as secretary, keeping minutes and dealing with correspondence and administration. The Session has sub-committees to deal with things like Worship, Education, etc.

In 2014 The Kirk Session absorbed the old 'Congregational Board' and incorporated
its functions
covering such things as finance, fabric, publicity, social events etc.