Church News

  • Maundy Thursday : We will once again be holding our customary Maundy Thursday worship this year in the hall at 7.30pm on 6th April for a light supper, which will be followed by Worship for this special day in Holy Week.  It will assist those preparing the food if those who hope to come along could sign up on the sheet which will be in the vestibule for the next few Sundays.  Please note that if plans change and you are able to attend please come along even if you have not signed up.  Everyone is very welcome!
  • Notice from Clyde Presbytery :  Please click here for a Notice from Clyde Presbytery
  • Church office : the office is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursdays and from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Fridays.  If you wish to speak to the Church Secretary, please telephone the office number (0141 942 6960) or email () to arrange a time to call in.  Session clerk

  • Christian Aid : Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent appeal. The total amount raised was £210. This includes £150 which was Gift Aided. This will allow Christian Aid to reclaim tax amounting to £37.50 in addition. The total would be sufficient to provide about 15 families with an emergency tarpaulin shelter in the days after a disaster.  Alan Stevens

  •  Church Magazine : This are now available for collection at church for the next few Sundays.  Please collect your copy as soon as possible.  This will be the main way for you to obtain this publication with the latest news and information, so please do not forget to pick one up.

  •  Advance notice : Our Stated Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday 30th April.  Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.




Faith Impact Forum (FIF)


  • Stamp Appeal.  This year the stamp appeal aims to support a pastor for a full year. Details will be released in due course.

  • On Sunday 22nd January,  Rev Sally Azar became the first female Palestinian to be ordained in the Holy Land.  Rev Stewart Gillan, the Church of Scotland’s Mission Partner and Minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberias attended the service
  • We are asked to remember Myanmar as unrest continues.  There has been an increase in military action in and around Tahan and in neighbouring Chin State where most people are Christian and where most Presbyterian Church of Myanmar members live.

Nan Blythe


Other Dates for your Diary

  • Lenten Group : A Lenten group is being set up by St Andrew’s Justice and Peace Group to discuss issues such as Climate Crisis, poverty, homelessness, our lifestyle choices through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This group is open to all and you will be made very welcome if you wish to attend. The first meeting, in St Andrew’s Church, Bearsden Cross, will take place on Thursday, 23rd February from 2pm - 3.30pm and from 7 - 8.30pm.  Subsequent meetings will be each on each Thursday during Lent from 7 - 8.30pm.

  • Association of Bearsden Churches : On behalf of the Association of Bearsden Churches, here is some information about Holy Week services being held in Bearsden

    Monday 3rd April at 7.30pm:  St Andrews Church: The Stations of the Cross.

    Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm: Westerton Church: Supper and Maundy Thursday communion; there is also a service in Bearsden Cross Church at the same time.

    Friday 7th April at 7.30pm: Service in New Kilpatrick Church.

    Thursday 30th March and Thursday 6th April at 12.30pm : Bearsden Cross Church will hold Lenten communions on each day with reflections and lunch.

    Sunday 9th April at 7.30pm : Westerton Church : United service of Easter Praise.


Christian Aid Updates

  • Fire in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp 

In response to a massive fire at an overcrowded Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Christian Aid is set to work with local partners to repair shelters and provide essentials. The international development has also warned world leaders “can no longer sit on their hands where Rohingya refugees are concerned.” 

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  • Turkish/Syrian Earthquake Appeal

Christian Aid, has launched an emergency appeal to help people impacted by the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, 6 February.

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  • Christian Aid’s South Sudan team welcome Church of Scotland Moderator during historic peace pilgrimage

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  • Christian Aid condemns Taliban ban on female NGO staff

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  • Top 10 climate disasters cost the world billions in 2022

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Alan Stevens


Drumchapel Foodbank

The Foodbank is always in need of the following items – tinned vegetables, porridge, boxes of cereal. Teabags, coffee, sugar, instant noodles, long-life milk, tinned fruit and rice pudding/custard, tinned meatballs/hotdogs, pasta sauce, soup, tinned beans, tinned spaghetti, macaroni cheese, toilet rolls, shampoo/shower gel, and wet dog food.  If you can help please place your donations in the box in the walk-through or at the usual designated collection points in the village. Unfortunately we cannot accept any fresh produce. Many thanks for your help!

Niall and Marjorie McCumesty (Bearsden West Communty Council)


Prayer Requests

A lovely wooden box has now been provided by a member of the congregation for your prayer requests.  If you would like prayer for yourself or others, please write this down and put it in the box. You need not give your own or anyone else’s name. God will know.  Members of the prayer group undertake to pray daily for whatever is asked.

Christine Goldie





The Westerton Church Magazine – Published 4 times a year, we hope to provide in due course, an online, as well as, printed edition.




Westerton Fairlie Memorial Parish Church

Crarae Avenue, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1HX
Tel 0141 942 6960
Scottish Charity No. SC004489