Our Guild meets in the Session House every second Tuesday from October to March. The Guild is open to all, men as well as women, and we meet for fellowship, friendship and fun. Our syllabus is always a mixture of music, talks (often about projects we support, both in this country and overseas), demonstrations and presentations. There is always tea and biscuits as well!
At Christmas we go out for a Christmas dinner; in the spring we have a theatre outing; in May we attend the Guild Rally where we meet members of other Guilds in the Presbytery; and we have a summer outing – this year it was a “mystery tour” which went to Crieff and then back via Lochearnhead and Callander for a meal at The Hollybank in Stirling. At the end of May, several of our members attended the Presbytery rally in Bridge of Allan. Guild members from across the Presbytery were welcomed by Sang in his role as Moderator of the Presbytery of Stirling and entertained by Alec Shuttleworth and friends.
The Guild also raises money for the church by our collections and a coffee morning with lots of Home Baking as well as a craft stall. This year we have also, with the generous help of the congregation, been knitting hats for the Sailors’ Society. These will be presented to a representative of the Society at the service on 8 September which marks the beginning of Guild Week.
Yes, we are a vibrant organisation! Our opening meeting this year will be on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30pm. Please feel free to come along and join us – no strings attached! You may actually find that you enjoy the evening. You are certainly assured of a warm welcome.