The congregation play a very active role within the various organisations that exist in the church, to the point where the Kirk Centre is in use every week of the year. These organisations are detailed here.
The Senior Badminton Club (16+) meets on Monday evenings in the Church Centre hall, 7-30- 10pm The Junior Badminton Club (12+) meets on Wednesday evening’s in the Church Centre hall, 7- 10pm
Bible Study Group A lively monthly get together to discuss different aspects of the bible and our Christian lives. We meet on the first Monday of the month from September to June in the Church Centre. Any queries to Angela Gracie tel: 01346 516940
The Choir The choir leads the congregation with an anthem every Sunday morning. They also participate in solos/duets/trios. Overall the choir is very active and makes the musical aspect of our services lively and interesting. They practise on Thursday night 7.30pm -8.30pm at the church. Sep-April.
The Men’s Fellowship meet in the coffee lounge once a month – usually on the 2nd Wednesday, beginning in September and ending the following April each year. At most meetings which begin at 7:30pm there is a speaker – occasionally a member – followed by questions then tea and biscuits usually finishing around 9-9.15pm.
The Guild, with a membership of over 80, meets in the Church hall every second Wednesday 7-30pm. The programme is lively and varied with speakers, demonstrations or entertainment. The meetings are rounded off with tea and ‘a fancy piece’. The members also enjoy spring and autumn evening outings and a day-long summer outing. The ladies of the Guild play an active part in the life & work of the congregation; organising the Summer Fête and Shoppers’ Lunches at the Christmas Bazaar as well as hosting the Auld Kirk’s annual Harvest and Burn’s Suppers.
The Handbell Group Our Handbell Ringers – affectionately known as ‘Broch Bells’- were formed in 2003. This enthusiastic group practices on Thursday evenings 6-7 pm in the Church Centre and takes part in worship regularly throughout the year and entertains at the nursing homes .
Visiting the Housebound Some of our members are no longer able to attend church because they find themselves housebound …… so the “Church” visits them regularly in their homes to keep them in touch with what is going on. We have a team of visitors who call regularly on a one to one basis and both housebound and visitors say how much they enjoy the visits and the claik. This visiting is a very important part of our Christian fellowship and allows those who cannot attend Church or continue to attend one of our groups to retain a personal contact with the Old Parish and keep up with the news. Contact Zandra Todd 07840779829 for any Info
Lunch Club/Wednesday Club
The Lunch Club and Wednesday Club for the over 50’s meet every second Wednesday at 1pm in the coffee lounge where they have a two course lunch prepared by church volunteers, a speaker, musical programme or demonstration, then finish off with tea and cakes.