What’s On

Memories Tearoom

memories-2The next meeting is on Thursday 31 May at 12.30 pm.  Please feel free to drop in for a cup of tea/coffee to see what goes on in our church premises during the week.  This month we hope to be planting sunflower seeds very ably assisted by the young people from the nurture class in St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Sunday School Prize-giving


Please come along to show your support for the children, and appreciation to the teachers on Sunday 17th June.

Cabaret Evening

The Ways and Means Committee have organised a Cabaret Evening which will be held on Friday 15 June at 7.30 pm in our church hall. 

Singers from Hamilton Operatic Society have formed a Concert Party and will perform for us. 

Tickets, including tea/coffee and biscuits, are now on sale at a cost of £5 each.  This is a departure from our normal fundraising events and it is hoped that your support will be given.

What’s On

Memories Tearoom

Will be open on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 12.30memories-2 to 3.00 pm.  An open invitation is extended to all to come along to share in fellowship.


In Touch Magazine

48aa6af8-268c-4d9b-8d42-64632a89ca20Items for the next publication of In Touch may be given at any time until 13th May to either Sandra Hamilton or Irene Sergison.  Articles on any topic can be submitted, so please feel free to contribute.  As always the editor’s discretion will apply.

What’s on at Gilmour & Whitehill

Congregational Lunch                                fellowship-meal

Our Congregational Lunch will be held on Wednesday 14th February.  Everyone who responded to the invitation is reminded that we meet at 12.30 pm for lunch at 12.45 pm.  This is always a very enjoyable day of fellowship with one another and it is so good to sit back and let caterers do almost all the work.  As always entertainment has been organised, so all that is now needed, is your presence!

  Glad Rags and Handbags

handbags-and-gladragsThe Ways and Means Committee has arranged something new for 2018.  A Glad Rags and Handbags evening will be held on Friday 16th March.  There will be a Fashion Show by Bon Marche, a selection of items handbags, jewellery and perfumes to purchase, and a WOW (water or wine) stall. 

As usual tea, coffee and a selection of goodies will be served.  To allow for mingling space ticket numbers will be limited to 70, so please ensure you reserve yours as soon as possible.  The cost is £4 with all proceeds benefiting church funds.

Stated Annual Meeting of Congregation                      important-date

This will take place on Sunday 25th February after morning worship.  This is an important meeting so please do stay for a short while and then have a cup of tea.  The Kirk Session and our Treasurer work very hard on your behalf, so please show your support by attending.


Retiring Offerings

imagesThe balance of recent Retiring Offerings will be distributed as follows:-
Hamilton Churches’ Drop in Centre to receive £500 and St. Andrew’s Hospice £333.38.

Thanks to everyone for their generosity which is very much appreciated.

What’s on at Gilmour & Whitehill

Erskine Hospital                       erskine
The retiring offering at last week’s Remembrance Day service came to £238.75. Thanks to all.

Aberglen Home
The next service takes place on Sunday 26 November at 2.00 pm. Please come along for this short service and join in the singing.

Lyndale Club                      
Rev Alasdair Gordon is the guest speaker on Tuesday 28 November at 7.30 pm in the Coffee Lounge. A warm welcome is extended to all.

Young Onset Dementia
Meets on Wednesday 29 November between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Summer memories

Memories Tearoom
Once again in Thursday 30 November between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone.

Christmas Fayre                               christmas-fayre-1507364645
A reminder that our Fayre takes place on Saturday 2 December between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.  Please leave donations in the coffee lounge or the box in the vestibule. Tickets are priced £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Remember your clocks tonight and some dates for your diary!

 Dates For your diary:clocks go back

Harvest Thanksgiving – Water Aid                                    wateraid

The sum raised last week,  in Gilmour & Whitehill, from the monetary donations and sale of vegetables and fruit amounted to £248.  Many thanks to all for your generosity.  All non-perishable goods were gratefully received by the local Food Bank volunteers, who also welcomed the remaining vegetables which will be used to make soup for the Hamilton Churches’ Drop in Centre.


coffeemorningSunday School Coffee Morning

Thanks to everyone for their help and contributions towards a very successful Coffee Morning. The sum raised on the 21st October from the coffee morning and the sale of cakes amounted to £216. Well done everyone!

Rainbow, Brownies & Guides Coffee Morning

Takes place on Saturday, 4 November in Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.


Shoe Boxes                                         operation-christmas-child

Once again our Sunday School will be filling shoe boxes with all sorts of items as part of the annual appeal.  Items to be included are pens, colouring and reading books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hat, scarf, gloves, hair accessories, jewellery, cuddly toy, car, etc.


poppyUnited Remembrance Service

This joint service between Hamilton West and Gilmour and Whitehill Parishes, takes place on Sunday, 12 November at 10.45 am. in Gilmour and Whitehill Parish Church. Our retiring offering is in aid of Erskine.


Christmas Fayre     keep-calm-and-come-to-the-christmas-fayre

Takes place on Saturday at Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church, 2nd December from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

What’s On


Fellowship Luncheon                                                           lunch

Please accept this invitation to stay after the joint service on Sunday 27 August to join with each other in fellowship over a light luncheon.


    Aberglen Care Home

The next service will take place on Sunday 27 August at 2.00 pm

Young Onset Dementiatea-coffee                                                                                       

We are delighted to be of help to those who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia and look forward to providing teas and coffees and a place to meet.  The club will meet for the first time on Wednesday 30 August between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.



  Memories Tearoom           seaside

Next open on Thursday 31 August between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.  The theme for this month is A Day at the Seaside and it is hoped to have some fun and laughter.  Why not drop in just for a chat and a cup of tea/coffee.

Youth Organisations                                                                               youth

School holidays are coming to an end, and our organisations will soon be starting back into full swing.  If you know any young people, let them know what is going on in their local church.  Sunday School and Bible Class meet during morning worship; 17th Hamilton Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section meet on Tuesday evenings, and 9th Hamilton Boys’ Brigade Anchor Boys, Junior and Senior Section meet on Friday evenings.

  Please remember in your prayers all who give so freely of their time to help in the development and nurture of young people.

Gilmour & Whitehill : Dates for your Diary

Diary datesMemories Tea-Room Thursday 25 May
For people struggling with memory loss, and their carers, please come along between 1-3 pm for a cup of tea and a blether.

Summer Fayre Saturday 3 June
All the fun begins at 10.00 am till 12.00 noon with some of the usual stalls, plus something different with hired out tables too. Tickets are priced £2 for Adults and £1 for Children.
Please come along and show your support.

Sunday School Prizegiving Sunday 4 June
One of the children’s highlight of the year takes place during the service. This will also be the day when our new Pastoral Assistant, Michelle Binnie, will be introduced to the congregation. New beginnings at the start of a new month. Let’s rejoice as we welcome Michelle into our church family.

Communion Sunday 11 June
This takes place at the usual time of 10.00 am and will be lead by our Interim Minister Rev. Alasdair Gordon.

Harvest Festival


The Harvest Festival is upon us.

Throughout the month of October we will celebrate Harvest, and the children of the Sunday School will lead a collection for two deserving charities during each Sunday Service.

This year the Social Responsibility Team at Hamilton West Parish has chosen :

Les Hoey MBE Dream Maker Foundation.

The good work of this group has been carried out throughout Scotland since 1992; making dreams come true for some very special children with life-threatening illnesses.  In 2014 it became a registered charity to allow it to help a larger number of children.  The charity helps children (and their siblings) going through treatments for serious illnesses by giving them wonderful experiences which will make their lives more bearable during this hard time.

Alzheimer Scotland (Action on Dementia)

This charity provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers.  They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia “journey”.

I hope the congregation will feel able to contribute to these excellent causes. Please follow the links to find out more about the work these charities do in the local area and beyond!


What’s On this Autumn at Gilmour and Whitehill?



New Sessions are all ready to start – take a look below and join in.

Caroline Anderson Dance Class started the new session on Monday 15 August and is for all girls who love to dance.

Our Craft Class restarted on Tuesday 23 August and is open to all creative ladies.

 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides also resumed on Tuesday 23 August and is great for all girls.

The boys and girls of the Sunday School and Bible Class and their teachers are welcomed back on Sunday 4 September. All children are welcome and will have a great time.

The Boys’ Brigade restarts on Friday 9 September. We have Anchor Boys, Junior and Company Sections who meet between 6 and 9 pm and are welcomed by Shaun, Tom and Anne.

Members of the Lyndale Club join together for informative and fun evenings beginning on Thursday, 20 September. All ladies and gentlemen are welcome!

The Slimming World group meets every Thursday throughout the year and if you want to get in shape after the summer holidays now is your chance!