Christmas services and events at Kelvinside Hillhead 2021

UPDATE: 21/12/21 – sadly, in line with recommendations from the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland, we have had to make the hard decision to cancel our Christmas Eve Watchnight Service. Subsequent services will be held online until otherwise communicated.

Saturday 18th December, 4pm – Cathures Christmas Concert
A short concert of unaccompanied choral music. Works from the 16th to the 21st century including The Coventry Carol, Bethlehem Down (Warlock), A Spotless Rose (Gjeilo), and of course We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Entry by donation at the door.

Sunday 19th December, 11am – A service of Lessons, Carols and Gifts
Once again our gifts are in support of the mothers and children helped by Glasgow Women’s Aid. Suitable gifts for children would be new toys, pyjamas, arts and crafts, sweets. For mums – pyjamas, slippers, gift sets, jewelry, chocolates. Financial gifts are also welcome. Service led by Steven Owens.

Friday 24th December, from 11.30pm – Christmas Eve Watchnight Service [UPDATE 21/12/21 – CANCELLED]
Gather for carols from 11.30pm. Service led by Steven Owens.

Sunday 26th December, 11am – Boxing Day Service
Sunday morning service led by Steven Owens. [UPDATE 21/12/21 – this service will now take place online via Zoom]

Sunday 2nd January, 11am – Sunday morning service
The first service of 2022, led by Steven Owens. [UPDATE 21/12/21 – this service will now take place online via Zoom]

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.