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Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018: “We will remember them”

At 11 o’clock in the morning, on this anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which noted the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1, the congregation stood to think about all those who had lost their lives during not only the two world wars. but also continuing conflicts around the world.

We focussed on the Poppy Fall which had been created by the ladies of our Afternoon Club in Saltcoats St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church. The 38 poppies forming the Cross in the centre remember each of those whose names appear on the Memorial alongside which it hangs. At the back of the church there is a roll of all who served, some of whom returned to their families – all of whom would have been either physically or emotionally scarred.

Extracted from the poem written by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) entitled ‘For the Fallen

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

For the full poem and story behind its creation please follow THIS LINK

Guild meeting: 7 November 2018

Fourteen Guild members attended today’s meeting to hear Jackie Wilson, captain of the 1st Millport Boys’ Brigade on Cumbrae. She is also a BB development worker, helping to establish new groups in the South of Scotland. After more than 40 years involved with the BB, you would expect her passion to have diminished, but far from it! She gave an informative and entertaining talk to our group and encouraged us to think positively about what the BB can do for the young people of today.

Every three years the Guild partners with six charities or organisations who are guided by the same principles which are fundamental to us. The Boys’ Brigade is one of them. General information from the Guild can be found HERE while detail about the project can be found on the BB’s website HERE.

Information about all the projects can be found on our Guild’s own page.


Notices: 4th November 2018

The Christmas Fair is fast approaching. Saturday 24th November from 10 am until 12.30 pm.

The stalls include: Christmas crafts; Home Baking; Red and Green Stall.

Santa will be there and there is to be a Tea Room; Find Toys, Books and Games; DVDs; Bottle Stall.

Donations gratefully received.

There will be a Kirk Board meeting on Wednesday 14th November starting at 7 pm and the Session will continue at 8 pm.