CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
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
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
The group take part in the service at
key points in the year, including Prizegiving, Harvest and the Nativity
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
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
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.
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
BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP
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'
A fully subscribed reading group
meets in church on a monthly basis on Thursday mornings
Yoga sessions are held in the
Mondays 9.45 - 11.15am
Wednesdays 9.45 - 11.15am
More details from Dai-An Craig