15.7.21 COVID Restrictions Update
From Monday 19 July, congregational singing will be permitted (with face coverings) and distancing reduced to 1m so more people can attend.
We still require names for track and trace, so please continue to book a space…or you can do so at the door when you arrive.
Weddings and funerals will be limited by distancing.
15.7.21 Kirk Session Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 21 April 2021 are now available for perusal.
Go to the tab INFORMATION -->Kirk Session Minutes.
12.7.21 Church Magazine
We would like to extend a big thank you to Derek Whittle who has been our Church Magazine Editor during the past 10 years. Derek has worked tirelessly to re-design and produce a magazine of the highest quality with lots of interesting articles. We are grateful for the hard work that Derek has done during this time and we wish him continued success in his post of Property Convener.
Carolyn Hunter is our new Editor.
The Kirk Session has decided that there will be 4 issues per year in March, June, September and December and from December 2021 it will be a printed issue for delivery.
As a result there will no issue for August and the September one will be online.
Copy date for the next 'Record' is Friday 20 August for publication on Sunday 5 September.
Kate Jackson remains our magazine collater. Email: email@example.com with articles for the Church magazine.
If anyone would be willing to read the scripture for our service on a Sunday, please email the Minister
Please click on the Date/Title box to view.
15.5.21 Kirk Session Minutes
Kirk Session minutes are available for viewing. Go to the tab Information ---> Kirk Session Minutes to view the minutes of the meeting on 25th February, 2021.
The annual accounts of Houston & Killellan Kirk for the year ending 31 December 2020 are now available. Please click on the Date/Title box to view.
28.4.21 Feedback from Renfrewshire Foodbank
Feedback received from Elizabeth Alexander, Manager of the Renfrewshire Foodbank, indicates that the weight of essential items donated to date by the generous Houston Community totals a tremendous 14,827.3 kg. This is possibly not terribly meaningful until advised that “this equates to 35,304 meals for people in our community in food poverty.” Elizabeth remarked further “Thank you so much for everything, we really appreciate all you are doing.”
Hopefully we can see the light at the end of the Lockdown tunnel. However, sadly, this does not suggest that the levels of food poverty are reducing. Indeed, the impact of Lockdown is more likely to increase the demands on Foodbanks.
Collections at West Halls will continue, until further notice, every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
and 7 to 8 p.m.
The local Foodbank continues to be keen to receive:
Most food and toiletry items, and in particular –
Tinned and dried potatoes
Bottles of squash and cartons of juice
Cleaning items such as bleach and cleaning spray
Washing up liquid and laundry detergent
Shampoo, deodorant, shower gel, shaving gel and razors
The folk at the Renfrewshire Foodbank will be most grateful for our continuing generous support.
3.6.20 Standing Order & Gift Aid Forms
If you are unable to print out the form(s) we would be very happy to deliver the printed forms to your home.
Please contact Kay Farley on
(01505) 613314 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These details will remain on the Standing Order and Gift Aid Form pages of the website.
A few people have been asking how they can continue to give their offering/donate when not in church.
There are a few ways to do this:
(a) set up a standing order
(b) give online
(c) for those who give by WFO envelopes - these can be handed in to the West Halls on a Tuesday 10 -12 noon and 7-8 p.m. during the Foodbank collections. There will be a box available to deposit.
Please click on the date/title box or button on homepage (Weekly Offerings) to access the methods of giving.
While we can’t meet in the church, we are being Church more than ever before and we are grateful to everyone for their support!
16.2.21 Church Magazine
Copy date for the next 'Record' is Friday 19 February for publication on Sunday 7 March.
Thank you for all your items in the past. We would love to hear what has helped you through lockdown!