Boops-A-Daisy is running the KiltWalk Challenge for Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week takes place this month. The main theme this year is to raise funds to help people build earth dams and install pipes and taps for their own communities to conserve water for use in times of drought. A big fund-raiser is CA’s annual sponsored kilt walk which has clearly needed to change from its usual format this year.

Boops-a-daisy, the hedgehog, is carrying out the kiltwalk challenge on her exercise wheel and seeks sponsors. In doing this she is following a tradition established earlier by another member of her household, Sprinkles who raised £300 for Christian Aid in this way two years ago.

NB Boops will do this as part of her normal daily routine! A suitable counting meter is simply connected to the wheel. We would not want anyone to be concerned about her.

You can support Boops-a-daisy by visiting her Facebook page and donating here. or via your gift to Christian Aid in church or via the Christian Aid website.

Sunday morning worship returns to KH!

Dear Friends

It seems a very long time since we have been able to worship in church on a regular basis but we are pleased to announce that Sunday Services in KH will resume this Sunday, 9th May, at 11am. This will be a communion service led by Rev Dr Roger Sturrock.

We have a full preaching programme arranged  for the summer months and beyond and we do hope you can manage to join us. 

Please note that due to ongoing Covid restrictions we are limited in numbers and that all preventative measures will continue to be in place until reduced restrictions are hopefully announced on the 17 May. For these reasons we suggest you come to church in good time as registration details are required to be logged

We hope to see you then.

With warmest good wishes,

Eileen Bishop, Session Clerk

Scottish Parliament election hustings: Friday 30th April via Zoom

On behalf of WEACTs, a forum of churches in Glasgow’s West End, we would like to invite you to a political hustings this Friday evening 30th April at 7pm.

In previous years we have hosted this in one of the churches in the West End – sadly this year it will be by Zoom and the link is below. Simply click on this a few minutes before the start at 7pm.

The evening will be chaired by Sir John Curtice who probably needs no introduction! Sir John is Professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde and he has kindly chaired previous hustings which we have initiated.

Candidates from the five main political parties will be present and they are:

  • Grahame Cannell – Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Patrick Harvie – Scottish Greens
  • Kaukab Stewart – Scottish National Party
  • Pam Duncan-Glancy – Scottish Labour
  • David McKenzie – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Each candidate will be given 3 minutes to make an opening statement and one minute at the end to sum up.

We welcome questions which should be e-mailed to brett@bnassociates.co.uk before Thursday 29 April at 5pm. There will also be a means of asking questions using the zoom chat facility on the night.

You are warmly welcome and you do not need to live in the West End! There is no registration process – simply turn up via the link below.

Time: Apr 30, 2021 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86221450347?pwd=UG5meXdEeWkxUVdrUTk0ODVubVZ1QT09

Meeting ID: 862 2145 0347
Passcode: 729707

Open Church, Saturday 17th April

Out of respect for the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, we have taken the decision not to open the church on the afternoon of Saturday 17 April 2021.

The church will be open as usual from 12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 20th April for private prayer and contemplation.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Lunchtime service Tuesday 13th April 2021

As part of Open Church tomorrow, Rev Dr Roger Sturrock will deliver a half hour service of prayers, music, readings and reflection from 12.45 – 1.15pm.

The Church will additionally be open as usual for 15 minutes beforehand for private prayer and reflection, and for 15 minutes afterwards.

While sadly we are still unable to join our voices in praise within the building, Alan will play two hymns on the organ. If you have your own Church Hymnary 4 and wish to bring it with you to follow along, they will be:

  • Hymn 154 O Lord my God!
  • Hymn 237 Look forward in faith

Rev Dr Sturrock will also hold a service on Tuesday 27th April at the same time.

Open Church returns

We opened our doors again today for the first Open Church of 2021.

We’re delighted to be able to resume these hours of private prayer and contemplation, and to provide the community with a place to enjoy peaceful time out.

The Church is open:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 13th April 2021)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 10th April 2021)

As was the case before Christmas, we ask that you enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

There are limits on numbers able to be in the building at one time, 2 metre social distancing at all times, hand sanitiser, designated seating in the pews and a one way system for moving about the building – don’t worry, our friendly stewards will keep you right!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Lent Bible Studies 2021 – starts 16th February 7.30pm

Once again, Roger Sturrock is running his Lenten bible study. These run on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm and will start tonight, Tuesday 16th February, and thereafter on the 23rd Feb and 2nd, 9th, 17th* and 23rd of March.

(*Note that the 17th March meeting is on a Wednesday)

All meetings are via Zoom. Contact Roger by email, or on 0141 942 8001 for the meeting details.

The studies will be based around the film “The Way” starring Martin Sheen, and the group will be reviewing film clips as an aid to discussion.

Additionally, a bible study booklet is available from Amazon, both in print and in a cheaper Kindle edition. This is completely optional and you don’t have to buy it to participate, but it does contain a wealth of additional material.

Ringing our (virtual) bells to celebrate the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

christianCND.org.uk/ban

At 12pm today the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force, so join us in making a joyful noise to celebrate the beginning of the end for nuclear weapons.

Bells will be ringing across the nation at 12 noon, and many of us will be standing on our doorsteps with bells and whistles to make a noise in celebration.

The Treaty comprehensively bans nuclear weapons among the countries that have ratified it – 51 so far, with many more to come, as over 80 countries have completed the first stage of signing the Treaty.

We join Scottish CND, the Church of Scotland, and people of all faiths and none across Scotland to hope and pray that the UK will join them.

#NuclearBan #TPNW

Open Church suspended for the time being

It was agreed last night at an Extra-Ordinary meeting of the KH Kirk Session that we suspend the Open Church sessions in the building on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the reasons being the continued and accelerated threat of Covid 19. 

We are very sad to make this decision, having felt that it was important to keep our doors open to be a continued presence in the West End, and a place where the community could come and take some time out from the day to day to sit and reflect.

The Session would like to thank all who have contributed over the last few months, in whatever capacity, to make it the success it has been. We will be back in contact if and when things change. In the meantime please have a Happy Christmas and restful New Year.

Remember, we can still be Together While We’re Apart.