The Church of Scotland Guild is one of Scotland's largest voluntary organisation, a membership of around 24,000 people. Although women make up the bulk of our membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels. Members meet in local groups at congregational level, in regional groups known as presbyterial councils, and once a year at our national meeting, to which each group can send a representative.
The Guild is about invitation, encouragement, commitment, and fellowship which leads to providing opportunities for continuing growth in Christian faith through worship, prayer and action.
Aims and ethos
Women and men of all walks of life meet together under our common aim:
"The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action."
The aim has been underlined in our motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: 'Whose we are and Whom we serve.'
The above is an extract from The Guild website. Visit the website here to find out more.
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Newtonhill Parish Church (Church of Scotland)
Scottish Charity No. 005679
The Guild is open to males as well as females.