Christmas Eve

                                    23 00   Community Carol Singing

                                    23 30   Watchnight Service



Funeral Notice


          Media Meeting          Thursday 29th March          18 30           Killellan Halls          

      Kirk Session Meeting          Tuesday 6 November         19 30          West Halls       

Sunday 11 November 2018



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      Kirk Session Meeting         Wednesday 23 October        19 00          West Halls       


It is with sadness that we announce 

Our thoughts and prayers are with xxx and the family at this time.




The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wednesday 24th October 2018

                11 a.m.     Service in Houston & Killellan Kirk

                12 noon     Private Committal Service at Houston Cemetery

Saturday 23 February

West Halls, Main Street, Houston

10.30 a.m. - 12 noon

Tickets :   Adult £2.50/Child £1

Tickets will be on sale at the back of the church from Sunday 10 February





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Indonesian Tsunami Christian Aid Appeal

Houston and Killellan Kirk is supporting the appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of desperate survivors needing water, food and shelter.


If you would like to donate, please give what you can at the Church or at


Sunday 16 September 2018


11 a.m.

Harvest Thanksgiving

in aid of the

Trussell Trust Local Foodbank

Come and join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. for our Harvest Thanksgiving service.

We will be gathering in the harvest that we are donating to the local Trussell Trust Foodbank, and blessing it as it goes.

This week we will be looking at the real miracles as Jesus feeds the 5000, the first miracle is that Jesus actually cared for those on the sidelines…because first century gods were for the rich and powerful not people like that crowd.

The second miracle, in loving your neighbour and sharing what you have, there is harvest enough for all. This is not a story of a magician who exponentially increased loaves and fish…it a story of compassion, loving your neighbour, relationships and sharing.

So come you thankful people come…let us love, care and share and there will be a harvest for all.  See you on Sunday…it’s going to be great!

13 - 19 May 2018

Christian Aid envelopes are being delivered in Houston this week.


Please help this charity.


Thank you.


2018 Christian Aid Film "Stronger than the storms"


Please click on the Christian Aid logo to view this film.

Houston & Killellan Kirk Carnival 2018




The Kirk Carnival is a massive team effort and we are hugely grateful to the Carnival Committee and the very willing groups behind them who have worked so hard. We achieve so much as a team and it has been a real pleasure to be joint coordinators. Special thanks are due to last year’s coordinators Jim McLaughlin and Kate Jackson for their support.


We have raised money this time for “Kirk and Community Projects” and we have provided a showcase for the activities of the Kirk.

An up-to-date total will be shown by clicking on the CARNIVAL icon on the homepage.

2018 Carnival photos can be viewed under Photo/Video --> Photographs --> Carnival 2018.


Mike Farley and Maggie Deans

Joint Coordinators

We are looking for volunteers to sell advertising for the Carnival Programme and also looking for new businesses and organisations who might want to advertise in this year's programme. 


Please contact Bill Manley if you are able to help/wish to advertise.


Bill Manley      Telephone  (01505) 615825

Sunday 2 September 2018

Come and join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. for a busy all-age service.


We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism; we look forward to welcoming baby Jessica’s friends and family to the service.

It is also our cradle roll service, and Sunday Club re-dedication service, as we celebrate those who have been baptised in the past and look forward to worshipping and growing with our young church in the future.

In baptism, song and drama, we will look at the significance of promises…the daily ones we make and break…the one’s we all make in baptism…and the one Jesus gives that he will be with us always.

Come along and join us you are…it’s for all ages…it’ll be chaos …but we can promise it’ll be fun!

Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Sunday 15 September 2019

West Halls


Soup, bread, cheese and something sweet with your tea/coffee

Please let us know if you are coming.

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Scavenger Hunt and Beetle Drive

  This Saturday!!!  

Saturday 27th October


at 6 p.m.  


The West Halls

Main Street


Bring along your completed Scavenger Hunt form and enjoy a Beetle Drive.


Scavenger forms will be available at the Kirk or from the uniformed organisations before the October school holiday.


No charge, just come along and have fun!


Watchnight Service



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Reflective Service


Sunday 11 June

Visit to Houston of our missionary partners


Ida & Keith Waddell


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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And auld lang syne! 

For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne. 
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne. 


Sleep in the Park

Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds and affecting an estimated 2.6 million people.

Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 700 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes. The full scale of the disaster is still unfolding as search and rescue operations continue and more heavy rain is predicted. The UN predicts that this may become one of the worst weather-related disasters on record in the southern hemisphere.

DEC members are working closely with national partners to support the relief effort, delivering emergency shelter kits, food such as pulses and maize flour, water purification tablets and urgent health assistance.

People need help now.

Crocuses on the Mound

1st Houston Boys' Brigade

Parents' & Friends' Association







It is with deep regret that we announce the death of

Our thoughts and prayers are with xxx and family at this sad time.

Funeral arrangements to follow.

The Minister, Kirk Session & Congregation

of Houston & Killellan Kirk wish everyone

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year




If you need the services of a minister in the period 7th - 16th October, please contact


Rev. Eileen Ross

Telephone :  0141 887 2801             Email :




If you need the services of a minister in the period

Saturday 30 March - Saturday 6 April 2019,

please contact:

Revd. Ann Knox (Inchinnan Parish Church)

Telephone :  0141 389 1724             Email :









In church each Sunday or

contact Marilyn Stewart

When they're gone - they're gone!

When they're gone - they're gone!

For more details click on the calendar's cover



The weather is set fair and the organisation is in place for a great event on Saturday with the Parade, Stall, Tearoom, Fairground and Stage Performance Area all ready to go.  


Why not dress in blue to reflect our Carnival theme “Blue Planet”?  Please turn out and enjoy the day.

Don't miss it!

Saturday 12 May 2018

12 noon : Fancy Dress Judging at the Kirk

12 15    : Parade from Kirk to West Halls

12 45    : Crowning of King & Queen at West Halls

13 00    : Carnival opens



13 00    Houston & Killellan Boys' & Girls' Brigade Pipe Band

13 15    Kirsty McKay School of Dance

13 30    Scottish Country Dancing

13 45    Singing for Wellbeing

14 00    Dancewest Scotland

14 30    Zumba


Lest We Forget

Reflective Remembrance Service

Sunday 15th December        19 30        Houston & Killellan Kirk

Reflective Service

Sunday  9th  December

19 30

Houston & Killellan Kirk

Watchnight Service

The lessons will be the traditional ones, interspersed with choir and instrumental items as well as congregational carols and hymns.  This is always a lovely preparation for Christmas.  Regular choir members will be joined by some friends to make a really joyful sound, and refreshments will be available at the end.  Do come along and add your voice to the singing.





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Funeral Notice


Christmas Day Family Service   11 a.m.

This is a short family service.


Children - please bring along a favourite toy!



Houston & Killellan Kirk


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A Happy Christmas to you all!

Houston & Killellan Kirk

Stated Annual Meeting

Sunday 24 February 2019

Saturday 23 February

West Halls, Main Street, Houston

10.30 a.m. - 12 noon

Tickets :   Adult £2.50/Child £1

Tickets will be on sale at the back of the church from Sunday 10 February

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Sunday 3 March 2019

11 a.m.     2 p.m.     6.45 p.m.



Every year we send solar powered calculators for the senior maths students in Mwandi to give them a better chance of getting good grades in their exams.  We have got a very good deal this year and hope to send 60 calculators.  So if you would like to make a donation, please leave it at the back of the Church in the next two or three weeks.  The calculators cost around £5 including the transport.   It is better for all the students to use the same calculator, but if you have any spare solar powered calculators lurking in a drawer somewhere, I know they would be most welcome as well.  Thank you.

Houston & Killellan Kirk Easter Film Festival

          Friday 12th April

        Killellan Halls

        11 00 & 13 00

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for more details



Click photo to start "Cracking Open Easter".


An Easter resource for all ages with beautifully illustrated pages detailing the events of Holy Week and the beginnings of the Christian Church.




Click on poster to connect to "40 Acts for Lent".

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LENT 2019

Wednesday 6 March - Thursday 18 April


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The 2019 KIRK CARNIVAL with its theme of SUPERHEROES is an opportunity for us to recognise COMMUNITY SUPERHEROES!

We are looking to celebrate “Superheroes currently active in the Kirk and local community” at the Carnival. 


Nominations are sought in categories including, but not limited to:

Young volunteers (under 25),

Individuals with long service to the church and community,

Individuals who give outstanding service in sport, health and well-being.

Anyone can submit one or more names using the nomination form which should be e-mailed to the Church Secretary ( ) or handed in at the Church by 28th April 2019.


Selected nominees/winners will be announced at the Kirk Carnival.

Click on the orange Carnival Logo above to access nomination form then go to FILE and DOWNLOAD as a Microsoft Word document.  You can then type in the required information and attach the document to an email to be sent to the Church Secretary.

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It's Carnival Day in Houston!

12 noon at the Kirk, Kirk Road


The parade, full of Superheroes, is leaving the Kirk at 12.15 p.m. being led by the 1st Houston Boys' and Girls' Brigade Pipe Band. Watch the Carnival Queen Jenna McKenzie and her attendant Beth Callaghan and King Jude Steele his attendant Harris Clark being driven to the Church Hall in an open-top car.

Come along and support this great day out for the whole community. There will be a variety of stalls, amusements and a tearoom serving tea, coffee and baking.

We can't wait to see you there!

Come to the Carnival and enjoy

the fairground attractions!