Lucia Ensemble – Sankta Lucia, 10th December 2021 at 7.30pm

Lucia Ensemble warmly invite you to their upcoming concert celebrating the Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia on the 10th of December, at 19:30 here at Kelvinside Hillhead. Tickets to the concert are free and can be obtained here.

Sankta Lucia is an integral part of Scandinavian Christmas tradition. With the light of candles, Scandinavians celebrate love, compassion and warmth in the cold and harsh winter months. This is traditionally done with a singing procession and a concert of beautiful Scandinavian choral works.

The international ensemble performing on this evening is formed of the talented students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland directed by Nils Benedikt Meier. Along with the young and lively ‘Lucia Ensemble’ choir, enjoy an interesting mix of musicians from different backgrounds, creating a lovely musical fusion of cultures.

Lucia Ensemble – Awake my heart, 15th November 2021 at 7.30pm

Lucia Ensemble warmly invite you to their upcoming concert Awake, my Heart! on the 15th of November, at 19:30 at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street. Tickets to the concert are free and can be obtained here.

Lucia Ensemble is a young, versatile and student-led chamber choir at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. With singers from 10 different countries, they are looking to develop a flexible repertoire of engaging and international choral music.

With Awake, my Heart!, they will be presenting an exciting mix of compositions from all around the world, featuring Indian poetry, American traditional church hymns and Estonian melodies. The highlights of the evening are the cantata Dein Edles Herz by Dietrich Buxtehude, and Jehan Alain’s Messe Modale en Septour, which feature soloists from their choir and instrumentalists from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Service of Remembrance – Òran Mór, Thursday 11 November 2021

Many of you will be aware that Òran Mór on the corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road, is the former Kelvinside Parish Church. As Rev Pat Lang has written previously, unlike the Belmont Church memorial, the Kelvinside war memorial was unable to be moved on the union of the churches which created our current congregation.

To remember the war dead who gave their lives for us, we will gather to hold a short Service of Remembrance in Òran Mór on Thursday 11 November. 

The gathering time will be from 10.30 am onwards. There will then be a short reflection with 2 minutes silence observed at 11am, after which the former church bells will be rung out.

Tea, coffee and chat will follow, courtesy of Òran Mór.

We are very sorry Rev Lang is not in a position to lead the service this year and she will be sadly missed. A small team from KH will lead the way in her absence.

We hope you can manage to come along. Please bring your friends, for all are very welcome.

Additionally, our Remembrance Sunday service will be held in Kelvinside-Hillhead Parish Church on 14th November 2021. We ask you to arrive at the slightly earlier time of 10.50 am so that we are prepared to observe the silence at 11 o’clock.

Sunday morning worship 11am, 31st October 2021

Firstly, remember the clocks go back tonight.

On Sunday we have Steven Owens preaching once again and, while you will not want to miss it, we don’t want you having to wait outside for an hour!

Thank you

On behalf of all those involved, thank you to everyone who supported the recent Macmillan Cancer Support initiative, raising a total of £803, and also the Harvest collections in aid of Glasgow’s Lodging House Mission when food items were donated and a retiring collection raised £624.

Service of Grieving and Gratitude, 31st October St John’s-Renfield Church

All are invited to gather together at St John’s-Renfield Church this Sunday 31st October at 7pm, for the annual Parish Grouping service of Grieving and Gratitude.

The service will be co-led by Rev Catriona Gorton, Minister of Hillhead Baptist Church, and Rev Dr Stewart Gillan of St John’s-Renfield. It will include the opportunity to light candles in memory of loved ones who have died.

Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place.

Sunday morning Harvest service – 11am, 17th October 2021

This Sunday, 17 October, we have our Harvest Service which will be led by Steven Owens. 

The focus of the service will be in support of Glasgow’s Lodging House Mission and you will find here the list of the foodstuffs which they would be very happy to receive.

Your gifts can be brought to the church on Sunday Morning at 11am.

You can also make a financial donation to LHM either by way of a retiring offering after the service, or by direct bank transfer to: 

RBS No 2 A/C in the name of Kelvinside Hillhead.  Sort Code: 83-21-04  Account No: 132092, reference Lodging House Mission.

Next Sunday 24 October, we welcome back Christine Reid who was the Pastoral Assistant to KH some time ago.

We look forward to welcoming you all on Sunday.