Auchterhouse

Regnal League

The Regnal League is a Christian men's organisation established by the Rev Donald Standfast during the First World War with the aim of encouraging Christian discipleship, friendship and fellowship.

Sidlaw Regnal Circle meets in Murroes  Church Hall on the second and fourth Monday evenings from September to April. The meetings start at 7.30 and finish around 9.30 pm following tea and sandwiches. We have various speakers, slide and video shows, and other events, including trips to places of interest. In the past we have visited the Maggie's Centre, a working Wind Turbine, Dundee's Mills Observatory, the Royal Marine base at Arbroath, the Bo'ness Preservation Railway, the Museum of Flight near Edinburgh, and the Secret Bunker in Fife to name but a few.

Forthcoming programme of talks/activities (October/November 2017)

Wednesday 18th October at 7.30 pm with the Guild: The Air Ambulance

Monday 13th November: The Lifeboats (speaker Murray Brown)

Monday 27th November: 50's & 60's Music Quiz (Bill Harper)

Saturday 25th November: Christmas Fayre from 2.00 till 4.00 pm in Monikie Memorial Hall

The Regnal is running the bottle stall and all contributions are welcome. 

Our meetings are open to all and there is no obligation to join. Please feel free to come along to a meeting as a visitor. We would be pleased to welcome you. 

Auchterhouse Guild

The Auchterhouse Guild has been going for 66 years. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May in Auchterhouse Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Guild Projects

For over 125 years The Guild has harnessed the energies of women in the work of the Church, but it is now an organisation for both men and women. With around 25,000 members, the Guild has made an impact around the world. Its Project Partnership Scheme which began in 1997 has encouraged members to pray for, learn about, and raise money for the most marginalised in society - those affected by poverty, drug abuse, homelessness, civil war and genocide. Every three years six projects, three from home and three from overseas, are chosen from 23 applications.

Over the last 17 years the scheme has raised more than £2 million - A magnificent amount entirely due to the hard work and dedication of Guild members.

Guild Week:  19th-27th November 2017

World Day of Prayer: 1st March 2018

SYLLABUS for 2017/18

2017

10th September         Dedication Service

12th September         Cycling the Silk Road          Teresa Monteith

10th October              Angus Women’s Aid            Nicola Hutchison

       November           Theatre Outing                   “Mack and Mabel”

 12th December          New Kirk Singers

 

2018

  9th January               Refugees in Dundee           Marjorie Gourlay

13th February              Pandora’s Box                   Isobel Brown

12th March      “People grow better in gardens”     Gordon Croll

10th April                    Crossreach                        Pete Cuthbertson

  8th May                     AGM

                              Breaking the cycle of FGM      Marjorie Clark

 2nd  June                   Coffee Morning

 

If you would like any further information on any of these activities, or on the Auchterhouse Guild, please contact Elizabeth Millar (Tel: 380219) or Sandra Murray.

Auchterhouse Church Knitting Circle

Needles and pins and instant wins

 
We have been busy throughout the year knitting and crocheting and meeting every couple of months for coffee and chat. 

We have been able to support the following organisations with various items:-

The Hospice at Whitehills Community Hospital in Forfar.

Every new patient is given a gift of a knitted or crocheted shawl or knee blanket and we have managed to give them a large number of these items, along with a note wishing them well.

Blythswood Care

  • We have made various garments and blankets including hats, gloves, scarves and jumpers.

Rachel House

  • We were able to give several items for sale on the craft stall at the fund-raising lunch held by Auchterhouse Rural.

Ninewells Special Care Baby Unit

  • We knit tiny hats for the premature babies.

We are always delighted to welcome new members who enjoy crocheting or knitting or even perhaps want to learn a new skill or brush up on what they learned many years ago!

Anyone who is interested please contact Christina Duncan (Tel: 380225) or Sue Stewart (Tel: 320339) for more information. We would also be very pleased to hear of any organisations who would welcome our help.