October Notices

7 Oct – 13 Oct                     Sun 7                9.30am    Kirk Session meeting in downstairs hall

                                                                      10.00am  Choir practice                                                                               

                                                                      10.30am  Morning worship with sacrament of communion

                                      Sunday School & Creche

                                                                                      Tea and coffee in transept after service


                                                                        3.00pm   Afternoon communion service


                                                Tues 9             10.30am   Lyle Gateway in Union Street


                                                Wed 10            7.00pm     Congregational Board meeting in Union Street


                                                Thur 11            10.30am   Lyle Gateway in Union Street


Kirk Session – the KS will meet at 9.30am on Sunday 7th October to discuss expenditure from the Kirk Session Fund as previously intimated.


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.



14 Oct – 20 Oct                      Sun 14             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship

    No Sunday school or Creche today

                                                                                        Tea and coffee after worship


                                                Tues 16           10.30am  Lyle Gateway  (US)
                                                Thur 18            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)

                                                                        2.00pm    Lyle Kirk Guild (US) small hall


                                                Fri 19               2.00pm    Wedding of Terri McLellan & Joseph Murray (NS)


                                                Sat 20              9.00am   Walking Group meet

                                                                        10.00am Greenock Model Railway show in Union Street


                                                                        2.00pm   Wedding of Emma Campbell & Ross Morrison (NS)



Zimbabwe Trip – the minister and Margaret Foggie will be travelling to Zimbabwe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our twinned congregation, St Andrew’s Bulawayo.  The minister will be away from October 17th to November 1st


Greenock & District Model Railway Club’s 33rd annual exhibition plus trade stalls and tearoom will take place on Saturday 20th 10 – 5 and Sunday 21st October 12 – 5pm in our Union St building. Tickets £4 adults & £2 concessions and a £10 family ticket (two adults, two children).


Walking Group – South Queensferry and Dalmeny – We finish off as usual with a trip to the east to see the impressive sight of the three Forth bridges up close from South Queensferry and walking from there to the Dalmeny estate home of a 19th century British Prime Minister. For specific details, or further information about the group, please speak with Jim Fisher.



21 Oct – 27 Oct                            Sun   21           10.00am Choir practice     
Morning worship

   with guest preacher Rev Valerie Watson

                                                                                       No Sunday school or crèche today

   Tea and coffee after worship

                                                                        12.00pm  Walking Group leave from Newark St


                                                Tues 23           10.30am  Lyle Gateway in (US)


                                                Thur 25            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Sat 27              11.00am  Messy Church with Big BB Brunch



As part of the ‘Year of Young People’, our church youth organisations are coming together for a “big brunch” to celebrate being part of Lyle Kirk. Messy Church and the Boys’ Brigade (Anchors & Juniors) are organising this and hope to raise the roof of our Union Street building with songs, crafts, games and noise all with a Halloween theme!  All primary school aged children are welcome to come along. The Company Section of the BB will provide “brunch” for the kids.  Tea, coffee and cake will be sold on the day as a fundraising venture so come along and see how “alive” Lyle Kirk is, have a cuppa and a blether.  Donations of home baking will be gratefully received on Friday 26th October from 5.30pm onwards.



28 Oct – 3 Nov          

                                                Sun 28             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship

                                                                                         with guest preacher Rev Mhairi Breingan

                                                                                         Sunday school and crèche

                                                                                         Tea and coffee after worship


                                                                        3.00pm     Music in Lyle Kirk


                                                Tues 30           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Thur 1             10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)



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

Oct 4th                         Dedication Service

Oct 18th           Lake Como & Switzerland -    Mr Norman McCarey

Oct 23rd           Inverclyde Guilds Together - Wellpark Mid Kirk 2pm

Nov 1st             Erskine Hospital



Social & Fundraising – We are planning a Fish and Chip Quiz Night on Friday 26th October in the Newark Street Hall - 6.30 for 7pm.Tickets priced £8 are available from the committee today. This year the choices are fish and chips, chicken and chips, sausage and chips and a vegetarian option. The quiz is being provided by our own B.B. quizmaster with helpers from the B.B. This has always been a fun night and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.


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.  The secretary will be on holiday from October 14th to October 21st so nobody will be in the office on Thursday 18th October.


28/10/18 British Summer time ends – make sure you put your clocks back one hour!