Welcome

Kelvinside Hillhead is the Church of Scotland parish church for the Hillhead, Kelvinside and Kirklee areas. We are committed to loving and serving this community to which we belong.

​We are a friendly, diverse and inclusive community, always keen to welcome new people. This is a place where generations meet. In worship we are nourished and challenged by lively preaching, with thoughtful liturgy and quality music both old and new.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all had to adjust the ways we worship and keep in touch with one another. You can find more information on these pages about:

Order of service for Remembrance, Tuesday 10th November 1pm (during 12.30-1.30 open church hour)

As our open church time from 12.30pm-1.30pm today is the closest to Remembrance Day, there will be a short act of worship, beginning at 1pm. All are welcome

Order of Service

Call to worship:
Hymn: O God our help in ages past (during which the wreath is laid)
The Last Post
2 Minute Silence
Reveille
Poem: Lawrence Binyon
Lord’s prayer
Short Reflection
Organ: Nimrod (Elgar)

Poppy red

The church is illuminated poppy red as we prepare to remember those who lost their lives in wars this coming week.

There will be a short reflection and the laying of a wreath during our open hour for quiet prayer this Tuesday, 10th November 12.30-1.30pm.

Christmas cards to support the Lodging House Mission

This is the time of year when we would normally host our popular “Coffee n Cards” event, an opportunity to get together, enjoy some baking, music and support some great charities by being organised and stocking up our Christmas cards in plenty of time.

Unfortunately, this is another casualty of Covid, but we would still ask you to consider the Lodging House Mission, the Glasgow based charity dedicated to providing care and support to homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people, when buying your Christmas cards.

You can see the range on offer here and either buy them online, or contact LHM on 0141 552 0285 / email enquiries@lhm-glasgow.org.uk

Remembrance Day and Poppy Scotland

On Tuesday 10 November we shall be open for private prayer as usual between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

However for a brief time in the middle of that hour, there will be an appropriate readings and prayers for the Remembrance Day season and a wreath will be laid.

Poppies and a collection box for Poppy Scotland will be available in church at all opening times until and including 10 November. (Gift Aid forms are also available.)

Poppy Scotland also have a facility on their website for you to make a donation online.

Open for quiet time and contemplation

Once again, we are open for an hour tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 16 October between 2pm and 3pm, as a space to sit quietly, for contemplation and for prayer.

The organ will be playing at times, and there will be a brief spoken prayer, but otherwise this is a time to reflect and enjoy the peace and silence.

Please enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

The church is open twice a week:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 

A sunny Saturday

The sun shone on our first Saturday open hour for private prayer.

It was lovely to be back spending some time in this space, hearing the organ play, sharing peace, contemplation and prayer, and seeing (with all the appropriate precautions!) each other after so long.

Reminder: the church is now open for private prayer on:

  • Tuesdays for one hour between 12.30pm and 1.30pm
  • Saturdays for one hour between 2pm and 3pm

Doors open! Church open for private prayer from 22nd September (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

Exciting news! We’re now able to open the church building for private prayer on:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 22nd September 2020)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 26th September 2020)

Please enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

As you will expect there will be in place all the procedures to which we are becoming accustomed in other areas of our life: hand-sanitisers; statutory notices; one-way systems; labelled socially-distanced seating.  Be prepared because, accustomed as we are to all this, it might come as a bit of a shock to find it in church.  Obviously we must keep everyone safe (and legal!)  There will be friendly stewards to help.

One thing which might not occur to you:-  to achieve the needed level of ventilation (as well as to make sure people know we’re back!) we shall have all the doors open as indeed we usually do on our regular Saturday and Tuesday openings.  Please dress for the temperature.  (Perhaps think back to what your Granny or Great-Granny wore to church when you were wee in the era before anyone expected central-heating.)

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Joint Sunday Evening Services return… on Zoom!

Last Sunday our usual joint Sunday Evening service returned after the Summer break.

We gathered online with our friends from Wellington, Kelvin Bridge, and Hillhead Baptist churches, and guest preacher Rev David Coleman, Environmental Chaplin to Eco Congregation Scotland, for prayer, reflection and singing.

And although all was conducted remotely, there was still time after the service to catch up and chat as usual.

If you would like to join in with these weekly 7pm services, please contact Helen at children.kelvinsidehillhead@gmail.com and she will send you the link and joining info, and answer any questions you might have about how to connect.

See you on Sunday!

Together while we’re apart

Here are some of the ways we are keeping in touch as a community while we continue to be apart.

Sundays:

Karen Hendry, our Interim Moderator leads a short reflection online (via Youtube) for the congregations of both Yoker and KH on a Sunday morning. To join the mailing list and get a link for these, contact Karen at khendry@churchofscotland.org.uk

At 11am we are invited to join together in prayer, thinking of each other. Additionally, Wellington Church continue to provide a pre-recorded service every Sunday which is made available on their website at llam.

Helen makes sure Young Church keeps going with a weekly email full of activities. If your child would like to receive this, contact her at children.kelvinsidehillhead@gmail.com

At 7pm all Christians in Scotland (and beyond!) join in prayer.

Other ways we’re getting together:

Roger Sturrock leads a weekly Bible Study on a Tuesday at 7.30pm using Zoom – contact Roger at rsturrock@churchofscotland.org.uk for more information about this and to join in.

The Wednesday lunches may not be possible at the moment, but Karen hosts a Zoom Wednesday Tea Break at 2pm (often with a quiz!) – all are welcome. Contact Karen Hendry as above to take part in this.

Finally, Guide and Brownie groups are also enjoying virtual meetings. Please contact your child’s own unit leader for more information.