South Holburn Parish Church

The Guild

The Guild at South Holburn Parish Church

The Afternoon Guild meets every Monday, alternating between afternoons and evenings. We meet in the church hall – 2.00pm for the afternoon session – usually finishing about 4.00pm – and 7.30pm for the evening session – usually finishing about 9.30pm.

The Guild is open to all ages and is not only for women, men are also welcome to join in the fellowship, friendship and fun.

We try to have a variety of speakers as well as “home spun” entertainment. We usually have an open night during the session when all church members and friends are invited to come along and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. We also like to have an afternoon or evening when other Guilds are invited to join us.

A coffee morning is also included in the syllabus. Two outings are usually on the agenda – one in summer and the other at Christmas. The Christmas outing is usually to a local hotel for a Christmas meal and where Mrs Claus pays a visit.

During the 2019 – 2020 session, South Holburn Holburn Guild will be supporting Malawi Fruits (Growing the Future) and the Boys Brigade (Faith In Young People). Both of these projects are chosen from the Guilds Project Partnership which was established in 1997. Six different projects are selected every 3 years and over 6 million pounds has been raised so far.

If the Guild is set a task, they will endeavour to meet the challenge. Our motto is “Whose we are and Whom we serve.” This is true of every member – to serve the Lord in any way we can.

The new session begins on Monday 7th October 2019.

The Craft Guild meets on Monday evenings at 7.15 (not on the last Monday of the month). The new session begins on Monday 2nd September.

With around 35,000 members, the Church of Scotland Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisations. Although women make up the bulk of its membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels.

Members meet in local groups at congregational level, in regional groups known as presbyterial councils, and once a year at the national meeting, to which each group can send a representative.

“The Church of Scotland 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.”

This aim has been underlined in the Guild motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: “Whose we are and Whom we serve.”