Do you think you know the Guild?

Well maybe you should think again!



We have been around for 125 years, and we are now an organisation of committed women and men with a global reach. We work alongside Project Partners, impacting on people in every continent of the world (except Antarctica) as well as in the UK. Guild members pray for, learn about and raise money for those marginalised by Society. We also support many local initiatives. The Guild reports to the General Assembly ensuring that the Church listens to what we have to say.

Locally we meet in Chapel Street, Carlisle, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, from October to April, at 2pm. We extend an invitation to Church members, and non-Church members to join us and learn more about us --- and perhaps change perceptions of 'Guild'.


On Sunday May 11th at Whampray Church in the Presbytery of Annandale and Eskdale there was a celebration of the restored grave and  memorial stones of Archibald Charteris and family, founder of the Guild 127 years ago.  In attendance were the Guild National Convenor and leadership  Team, General Secretary of the National Guild, Members of the charteris Family, Representatives of both Life& Works and Diaconate which he founded and of course many Guild members.  Lorna Hood, the out-going Moderator of the Church of Scotland led worship.



 Our Programme for 2016 ~ 17


Title of Guild meeting 

 September 24th

 Guild Dedication Service

 September 25th

 Welcome Tea and Registration in the Border Kirk hall

 October 9th

 Karen Gillon  Assistant General Secretary C of S National Guild

 October 23rd

Ian Robertson  Nepal 

 November  13th

 Lorraine Priestley  Beeswax and Encaustic Art (Wax products ~ jewellery and more)

 November 25th 

 Soup and Sweet in church hall

 November 27th

Vivien Herd   Wartime Memories

 December 4th 

 Christmas Lunch at Vallum House  12 for 12:30

 December 11th

 the Guild Carol Service

 January 15th

 The Rev. David Pitkeathly 

 January 29th 

 Ian Beattie  Blood Bikes

 February 12th

 Film Show

Why not join us!