Look out for these West End Festival events at Kelvinside Hillhead…
Sunday 2nd June, 15:00 Heavenly Light Singing
Sunday 9th June, 15:00 Concert
Tuesday 11th June, 20:00 Cathures Concert
Saturday 15th June, 10:30 Messy Universe
Sunday 16th June, 15:00 Genovia Quartet
Wednesday 19th June, 18:00 Community BBQ
5 Rhythms® Dance and Yoga with Angela & Morag in aid of Refugee Survival Trust
Supporting those who are driven to seek a new home in Scotland we will dance the 5 Rhythms® Waves with Angela, preparing ourselves with a short heart- opening Yoga sequence with Morag.
Invite your friends to come and share the dance or sponsor you!
Donation £10 or whatever you can. Refugees are warmly welcome to come for free!
This ain’t no choir… Lively men’s a cappella from Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
An evening of acoustic song in the beautiful setting of Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church.
This performance focuses on Scots and Gaelic repertoire, hosted by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BMus traditional music vocal singing group Sang Scuil / Sgoil nan Oran.
Thursday 18th April, 7pm evening service
Good Friday Vigil, 12-3pm – drop in for as short or long a time as you want
Easter Sunday, 8.30am joint Easter morning service in Botanic Gardens followed by breakfast back at the Church hall.
Easter Sunday, 11am – morning worship
West End Weans are meeting downstairs in the hall as usual on both school holiday Fridays (5th and 12th April) but will not meet on Good Friday (19 April).
On Sunday 24 March this year we set time as a congregation to Celebrate church: in Worship we saw that many people had known different churches the length and breadth of Scotland and as far flung as Malawi and visitors from Australia. In a sense this could have been any Sunday, as barely a Sunday goes by, but we welcome visitors from around the world. Sometimes too we welcome visitors and the good thing is that they are able to stay. All of this is happening to and for us in Kelvinside Hillhead and there is no reason why this should stop.
As part of our Celebrating Church we took time out from our coffee and hot cross buns, to write down what is good about our Church. People recalled significant life events in a congregation of young and old alike and across the generations. And so one lady recalled the memory of her youngest being baptised 52 years ago. Others said they enjoyed the baptisms of older children and adults.
All this is captured in a sanctuary that enlightens our spirits with colour and detail and the illuminating light shining through the stained glass. Young and old described it as a place of calm and tranquility. A place where people’s souls were fed spiritual fruits.
Underpinning all this was the social friendships that we enjoy with one another. Delight at home baking and the opportunity to drink cups of coffee. Examples of people’s skills at making jam and chutney and knitting church mice and more.
But ours is not a church that looks inward- we are here for our community and that may be you. So please do visit – and even come to stay!
Rev Marian Cowie
Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church is a large traditional church building with a quiet ambiance. The spacious, light and quiet sanctuary generates a deep feeling of peace in people who are suffering the loss of a loved one.
In the event of a death in the family, you should first contact an undertaker to make arrangements for the funeral. If you wish to use the Church, you should tell the undertaker – who will then contact the Minister. The detailed arrangements are then made between the undertaker and Minister.
You do not have to be a Church member to use the Church. We will organise an organist and ensure that the Church is ready for the undertaker, family and mourners.
For specific enquiries and advice on funeral arrangements, please contact the Minister, Rev Marian Cowie, using the form below.