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.

2nd Hamilton Boys’ Brigade

BB NEWS             boys-brigade          

Well done to all the boys  who participated in the recent BB Drill Competition and the Masterteam Quiz. Congratulations for achieving 1st place in Drill and a very respectable 2nd place in the Masterteam Competition. Great efforts from all the boys and thanks also  to the leaders for all their support.

This week at Gilmour &Whitehill

Memories Tearoom           


Once again we extend the warmest of welcomes to the Memories Tearoom on Thursday 22 February.


 agm-2  Annual Stated Meeting

Meeting of the congregation will be held next Sunday 25 February after the service.  Please stay behind for a short while.

What’s On

Lyndale Club                              street-pastor

The Lyndale Club members are looking forward to Tuesday 20th February when June Irvine will talk about the work of the street pastors in Glasgow. The Lyndale Club meets in the Coffee Lounge at 7.30 pm and welcomes all to our midst.

   world-day-of-prayer           World Day of Prayer

This year’s afternoon service will be held in Hillhouse Parish Church on Friday 2nd March at 2.00 pm.

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.

Gilmour & Whitehill updates.

Well done to  everyone, during December monies raised for Charity were:       

Carols by Candlelight – £178.40
Offering Christmas Eve – £200.00
Christmas Frieze – £150.00
Your generosity is overwhelming!


Lyndale Club

Thank you to the Rev Malcolm Anderson who was  the first speaker of the year at the Lyndale Club this year. Our next guest speaker will be the Reverend Joanne Hood when we meet on Tuesday, 23rd January at 7.30pm.   Our meetings are held in the Coffee Lounge and everyone is welcome.

Congregational Lunch

Please, if you have not already done so, complete and return your invitation form, no later than Sunday, 14 January with the appropriate payment. The lunch is being held on Wednesday, 14 February.

Jars of Grace

Please bring to church on or before Sunday, 28 January.

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 at Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church

Dates for the diary at Gilmour & Whitehill:

Young Onset Dementia

For folks living with this and their carers, the club meets in the hall on Wednesday, 27 September between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Memories Tearoom

Once again opens on Thursday, 28 September between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

Why not pop in for a chat and a cup of tea. Image result for cup of tea

Lyndale Club

A representative from the Kilbryde Hospice will be the guest speaker at the above club on Tuesday, 3 October at 7.30 pm.

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.