St Andrew's Guild

St Andrew’s Guild is held on Mondays from October to March in the small hall, Fountain Road Church Hall. 

An open invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to join us at our meetings, transport can be arranged if required.


The 2014/2015 programme included the following:-

Monday 27 October 2014

Mr Danny Muschate on work of Blythswood.

Monday 10 November 2014

Mr John McMurray – “Falls Prevention”

New slippers for old.

Rev. Derek Brown on his chaplaincy work at Raigmore Hospital.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Invite from Dornoch Guild at 2.30 p.m.

In Dornoch Cathedral for Songs of Praise.

Sunday 23 November 2014

Guild Week – Songs of Praise at 7.00 p.m. – FRH

Monday 8 December 2014

Christmas Evening taking the form of 9 Lessons and Carols.

Monday 12 January 2015

Rev. J Sterrett, slides on visit to India.

Monday 26 January 2015

Mrs Daniella Colquhoun – Stain Glass.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Guild visit to Oversteps at 3.00 p.m.

Short entertainment programme.

Guild to bring baking please.

Monday 23 February 2015

Bible Study with Mrs A Barclay.

Friday 6 March 2015

World Day of Prayer at 7.00 p.m. – FRH

Monday 16 March 2015

Rev. Eric Paterson – Slideshow: River Brora – Sea to Source.

Monday 30 March 2015

7 p.m. – A.G.M

7.30 p.m. – Gareth Dixon on Medication Use.

Wednesday 22 April – 7.30 p.m.

Sutherland Presbyterial Council, Lairg Church

Speakers: Alistair & Moira Murray Working in Nepal

AGM will precede this rally at 7.00 p.m.


The 2013/2014 programme included the following:-

Monday 28 October 2013 - 7.30 pm

Sketch + Scripture Cake Quiz.  Please bring a Bible.

Monday 11 November 2013 - 7.30 pm

Evening with Tear Craft.   Made in Tain – Heidi on Skin Care.

Sunday 24 November 2013 – 7 pm

Guild Week – Songs of Praise, Fountain Road Church Hall.

Tuesday 26 November 2013 - 2.30 pm

Invite from Dornoch Guild to join them in the West Church Hall, Dornoch.

Monday 9 December 2013 - 7.30 pm

Guild Christmas Evening – Christingle.

Monday 13 January 2014 – 7.30 pm

Rev. Susan Brown – Out of Africa into Malta.

Monday 27 January 2014 – 7.30 pm

Evening with Mahari Campbell.

Wednesday 12  February 2014 – 3.30 pm

Guild visit to Oversteps, Dornoch. Short “sing song” followed by tea at 4.30 pm. 

Monday 24 February 2014  - 7.30 pm

Bible Study with Rev. Bible Study with Rev. J Sterrett.  Please bring a bible.

Friday 7 March  2014

St Andrew’s Guild held their World Day Of Prayer meeting in Fountain Road Hall on Friday 7 March. The group was small, but the fellowship was good.

The Title of the Service was “Streams in the Desert” and it was written by Christian women in Egypt and was based on the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. The women of Egypt asked that we pray especially for them and all women as they are the first to suffer when the economic situation is bad.

A large portion of the money raised for World Day of Prayer this year will go to Christian Organisations with projects in Egypt and to Christian groups assisting people affected by human trafficking.
From Isaiah 58 came the final blessing:-
May the Lord guide you continually,
and satisfy your needs in parched places,
May you be like a watered garden, like a spring of water,
Whose waters never fail. Amen

Through World Day of Prayer, we affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world. 
World Day of Prayer 2015 is 6th March.

Monday 10 March 2014 – 7.30 pm

Margaret Morrison – Visit to Malawi.

Monday 24 March 2014 – 7 pm

7 pm AGM followed at 7.30 pm by Elizabeth Macpail, Blythswood’s new area fundraising manager for the North of Scotland.

The 2012/2013 programme included the following:-

Monday 22 October 2012 - 7.30 pm

Harvest Supper “with a few of our favourite things” – bring along something unusual or with a story.

Monday 5 November 2012 - 7.30 pm

Bonfire Evening.

Sunday 18 November 2012 – 7 pm

Fountain Road Hall – Sing with St Andrew’s Choir.

Sunday 25 November 2012 - 6.30 pm

Kincardine Church, Ardgay – Songs of Praise for 125th Anniversary.

Monday 10 December 2012 - 7.30 pm

Christmas Evening.

Monday 14 January 2013 – 7.30 pm

Rev. Susan Brown speaking on her role as Chaplain to the Queen.

Monday 28 January 2013 – 7.30 pm

Local Scenes with Shirley Sutherland.

Saturday 9 February 2013 –

Visit to Oversteps, Dornoch.

Monday 25 February 2013  - 7.30 pm

Bible Study with Rev. Kenny Macdonald.

Friday 1 March 2013 – 7.30 pm

World Day of Prayer.

Monday 11 March 2013 – 7.30 pm

“Mary’s Meals” with Jim Norton.

Monday 25 March 2013

7 pm AGM followed at 7.30 pm by Jackie Allan on Glass Painting.


The 2011/2012 programme included the following:-

24 October - 7.30 pm

A very enjoyable evening spent with our speaker Esme Duncan, former Convenor of the Guild and her dog.  Esme gave an excellent talk on her year as Convenor travelling throughout Scotland and shared with us some of the difficulties she had encountered due to the weather but how God had always kept her safe in her travels.

7 November - 7.30 pm

Quiz - The quiz had been complied by Allan & Anne Barclay but unfortunately they were unable to be there on the evening and Carol Mason acted as quiz master.  A fun evening was enjoyed by all.

Sunday 27 November - 11 am

Guild Week Songs of Praise, Fountain Road Hall

12 December - 7.30 pm

Christmas Evening

9 January - 7.30 pm

Quiz - How well do you know your Hymns?

23 January - 7.30 pm

Speaker - Alistair Miller on Nepal

Saturday 4 February - 2 pm

Visit to Oversteps Eventide home, Dornoch

20 February - 7.30 pm

Bible Study with Irene Roberts

Friday 2 March - 7.30 pm

World Day of Prayer

5 March - 7.30 pm

Speaker – Rev John Sterrett on India Village Ministries visit

19 March 7 pm - AGM

Speaker Maureen Mackay on Encaustic Art

The 2010/2011 programme included the following:-

27 April 2011 - 7.30 pm

The Sutherland Presbyterial Guild will be holding a meeting in Fountain Road Church Hall.

 5 February 2011 - 2.30 pm

On Saturday 5th February, the Guild from St Andrew's Church paid their annual visit to Oversteps Eventide Home in Dornoch. As always it was a very happy time, enjoyed by the Guild and the residents.  The afternoon began with prayer lead by the Rev John Sterrett, the hymn "Immortal, invisible God only wise" was followed by a Bible Reading from 1 John ch 4.
The programme moved on to a solo "The Dark Island" from Jean Ann Ross and some piano music from Maggie McQuillan.  By this time the residents were in fine form and humming along to the music. Suddenly there came into the room a group of would be residents with walking sticks, zimmers and the most awful fashion display seen in a long time. Their clothes would not have looked out of place in a charity shop! They got themselves together in a group and sang Julie Andrew's latest version of "These are a few of my favourite things." about zimmers, hip replacements, false teeth..." It was very entertaining. Wendy Flood, Catherine Macleod and Isobel Murray really looked as though they were just a pace away from residential care. It was good fun and much enjoyed.
Jean Ann had everyone singing along to a Gaelic song after that and Anne Barclay recited a Robert Frost poem about an old sourdough in the wilds of Canada. The afternoon was rounded off with some community singing, followed by Psalm 46, a sung blessing and closing prayer.
The Guild provided the scones and cakes for afternoon tea and then it was time to catch up with old friends for a chat before leaving for home.
28 March 2011 - 7.00 pm
The AGM was held on the 28 March at 7 pm followed at 7.30 pm  by speakers Andy Fothergill and Martin Rogers, MAF ( Mission Aviation Fellowship).

14 March 2011 - 7.30 pm

We welcome back Mahairi Campbell as our speaker for the evening.

4 March 2011 - 7.30 pm

World Day of Prayer was held in Fountain Road Church Hall on Friday 4 March.

14 February 2011 - 7.30 pm

Bible Study evening with Maggie McQuillan

27 January 2011 - 7.30 pm

 Invitation from Golspie Free Church to join with them for the evening.

10 January 2011 - 7.30 pm

Speaker - John McMurray, Dornoch Firth Group.

13 December 2010 - 7.30 pm

 Christmas evening of Lessons and Carols.

28 November 2010 - 11 am - St Andrew's Church

Members of the Guild took the morning service during Guild Week.  Most members of the Guild participate in readings and prayers. The service is based on the Guild theme and projects.

23 November 2010 - 2.30 pm

Invitation from Dornoch Guild to join them at the West Church Hall, Dornoch.

8 November 2010 - 7.30 pm

Each year we hold a fun quiz. Members of church organisations are encouraged to put a team together and compete for the Quiz Trophy.

 25 October 2010 - 7.30 pm

The opening meeting took the form of a “A Harvest Supper”, and this was followed by a very interesting talk and slide show by Morag Sutherland on Talbot House, Belgium.

 We would like to thank everyone for their support and an open invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to join us at our meetings, transport can be arranged if required.







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