The Guild was founded in 1887 by Rev Dr Archibald Charteris as the Church of Scotland Women’s Guild. Charteris’ aim was for “a movement of all the willing women workers in a parish, old and young, rich and poor, for mutual help and united action”. Within years there were 29,000 members in 400 branches. Membership reached a peak of over 160,000 in the 1950’s.
In 1997, membership was opened to men and the name was changed to the Church of Scotland Guild. Membership is open to all who support the Guild’s aim:
“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.”
Today the Church of Scotland Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisations with around 30,000 members.
Annual themes encourage guilds to plan their programmes more effectively. The theme for 2021/22 is Lights & Bushels… the program is shown below.
Burnhead Parish Church Guild meet every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm in the Church Extension and is open to all to attend. For more information please speak with Miss Sandra Roy.
Click here for The Church of Scotland Guild Website.
Lights and Bushels: 2021/22 Program
October 5th: Joint Communion in Burnhead October 12th: Liz Lacey October 19th: Topic Discussion October 26th: Danny McLaughlin November 2nd: Sharanne November 9th: Quiz November 16th: Iain Hewitt November 23rd: Irene Dakers (Flowers) November 30th: St Andrews Tea December 7th: Christmas Lunch December 14th: Carols and Mice Pies January 11th: Catch Up January 18th: Rev De Beer January 25th: Burns Tea February 1st: Lorna Fyfe February 8th: Mary’s Meals February 15th: Gavin Whitefield February 22nd: Mary’s Meals March 1st: Join with Recycled Teenagers March 8th: Clive Tutty March 15th: Lillian Hall March 22nd: Rev Anderson March 29th: AGM – Bring and Buy