Current Notices

Welcome to our Church.  If you wish to know more about our activities, or any other matter, one of the Duty Team at the door will be delighted to help.


We are again very grateful to Rev John Martindale for leading our worship this morning, and to Jean Thomson for playing for us.


You are warmly invited to join us for tea and coffee after this service in the Carswell Centre.


Crèche  -  We are delighted to have some of our youngest members attending crèche in the Carswell Youth Base during Sunday service.


Children’s Sunday activities

During the holiday period in addition to there being a creche for babies and toddlers there are drawing materials at the front of the church for children should they become restless during the service.  The children are most welcome to help themselves to these and to either take them back to their parents seats or to stay at the front and use them there.


EPYC - our Church Youth Group will start again after the School Holidays.   For further information, please contact James Edgar  07710 977309 or


Our Holiday Club for primary school age children will run each morning from Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August.    To pre-register your children, or offer your help, please contact James (07710-977309) or email   


Walking Group  -  On Wednesday 25th July the Group is planning to go to Millport.  As it will be a longer day, we will leave at 9.30am.  A picnic can be brought or a lunch can be had in The Garrison Centre.  Please bring your bus pass, if you have one, for the short bus journey from the ferry to Millport, from where we walk.   All are welcome.


The Guild - our next Tea and Chat afternoon will be held on Wednesday 1st August at 2.00pm in the Carswell Centre.


Churchbuilders Staff   -  Churchbuilders is on holiday for the summer allowing staff a well earned rest. I would like to thank all for their hard work and commitment. Some staff have had to stand down due to other commitments and to them, thank you and our best wishes go with you. This means that we really need some additional staff for next term (Starting in August). We have three teams operating on a rota basis – usually one week in three and not on school holidays.  Please consider joining one of our teams to help with this important work of building our church for the future.  If you can help or want to have a chat about this please contact Sheila Lamont 01355 302368 / 07711395964.


Saturday August 25th. Christian Aid are holding a sponsored ‘Powerwalk’ at Whitelee at 11am that morning.  Before the event the organisers and some of the participants will be gathering from 9am at the Carswell Centre.  This includes the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Susan Brown.  There are therefore opportunities to take part in the sponsored walk, act as stewards along the route, or come to the Carswell and meet the Moderator.  If you would like to take part in the walk go to Christian Aid Scotland website.  If you can help as a steward or in welcoming the team to the Carswell, contact Duncan MacIntyre at 302884 or




“The Lord is faithful to all his promises …     The Lord upholds all those who fall.”   Psalm 145:13


Dear Lord, we thank you for answered prayers, for your healing, and for the successful rescue in Thailand.  We pray for the people of Japan; for those grieving the loss of loved ones and of homes.   We ask for your continued care for the men and boys of our BB company at camp.   Help us to trust you for all situations, knowing that you are faithful to your promises.  In Jesus’ name, amen.