Guild of Friendship
The Guild of Friendship was formed over 50 years ago by Mrs Minnette
Hamilton, wife of the minister at that time.
It is a visiting service for members of the congregation who are unable to
come to church, who are housebound, live alone, in hospital, in a nursing
home or are unwell.
Members of Guild of Friendship recently in the Tontine Hotel
It is a valuable service as it provides them with company and news of
what's going on in our church and community.
At present we have 33 visitors who visit 54 households
We have three functions a year and an annual general meeting in
In April we have a lunch out for all the visitors when we enjoy each others
company, have a good meal and discuss forthcoming events.
In May we have our only fundraising event which is a coffee morning. This
is always very well attended and we are always very grateful for
everybodys input. It is always a very happy occasion. The money we
raise goes to our own funds and we give donations to the church and
Our funds are used for flowers during the summer months for those who
are ill or bereaved and Christmas gifts for those who are visited.
In June we hold an afternoon tea party for those who are visited providing
transport if needed. We are always grateful to the volunteer drivers. We
have musical entertainment from a very talented group from our own
church and is always very enjoyable. The afternoon is a very happy event
as it gives the visitees a chance to get out and to meet up with old friends.
If you feel you would like to be a visitor or know of any church member
who would like a visitor please contact me through the webmaster or at
The Convenor of the Guild is
During the year she also
maintains the flower rota and
would really appreciate the
names of any person you think
should be having flowers. Thank