November Notices

Lyle Gateway

Gateway continues to go from strength to strength.  If you haven’t yet visited, come along and join the fun any Tuesday or Thursday between 10.30am and 1.30pm.



11 Nov – 17 Nov                    Sun 11             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship

    Sunday school & Creche

                                                                                        Tea and coffee after worship


                                                                        3.00pm    Inverclyde Schools Orchestra Concert (NS)


                                                Tues 13           10.30am  Lyle Gateway  (US)


                       Thur 15             10.30am   Lyle Gateway in Union Street                                                                       


                                                Sat 17              10.00am   Guild coffee morning (US)



18 Nov – 24 Nov                          Sun   18           10.00am Choir practice                                                                                                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship

   Sunday school & crèche

   Tea and coffee after worship


                                                                        6.30pm   Boys’ Brigade enrolment service (US)


                                                Tues 20           10.30am  Lyle Gateway in (US)


                                                Thur 22            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)

                                                                        7.00pm   Kirk session meeting (US)


                                                Sat 24              11.00am  Messy Church (US)



25 Nov – 1 Dec         

                                                Sun 25             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship

                                                                                         with sacrament of baptism

                                                                                         Sunday school and crèche

                                                                                         Tea and coffee after worship


                                                Tues 27           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Thur 29            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)





Guild – Guild meetings for the coming month in Union Street at 2.00pm as follows:


Thurs 15th Nov                       Mr Alan Aitken MBE  recalls the scenes at his Investiture.

Sat 17th Nov                           The Guild Coffee Morning takes place in Union Street from 10am - noon. There will be Baking, Books and Tombola stalls .Tickets cost £2 from Guild    members or pay at the door.

Thurs 29th                               The Guild Annual Business Meeting.   


Life and Work magazine can be ordered through the church at a discount price of £30:60 for all 12 monthly issues.  An optional quarterly Gaelic Supplement is also available at no extra cost to subscribers.  Orders will be taken from Sunday 28 October to Sunday 18 November.  See either Heather Sunter or Charles Davey. A digital version of the magazine is also now available to order online.  Currently at a cost of £20:99 for 12 months.  To order go onto “”, select “Subscribe”, then select “Buy online”.  The digital edition, which is laid out the same as the print edition, and can be downloaded on to up to 3 devices.  Charles Davey can show you the October edition if you ask him.


Gateway are planning an outing to the Beacon panto, Sleeping Beauty on Thursday 27th December for the 1pm matinee performance and would like to include anyone in the Congregation who might be keen to go along.  If you are interested, please speak with Carole Chamberlain.


Social & Fundraising - over 60 people enjoyed fish, chicken or sausage and chips on Friday night before stretching their memories to answer the questions set for us by Randal. He was ably assisted by two young men from our Boys’ Brigade company. There were laughs and groans as we all tried to search the far corners of our memories for the answers and whether you won or lost a great time was had by all. 


Inverclyde Foodbank – an appeal for special items over the Christmas period, please leave any of the following in the usual place at the back of the church: tinned ham, tinned veg/potatoes, tinned fruit, Christmas pudding, boxes shortbread, boxes chocolates, selection boxes, snacks/nibbles, festive treats, UHT milk, fizzy juice, Fray Bentos pies, box festive biscuits. Christmas crackers would also be welcome as an optional extra.


Church Office - The church office will be open each Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for anyone in the church who needs assistance with admin work/printing etc