Church and Community Organisations

Bells of St Ninian’s

The group’s objectives include encouragement of the art of handbell tune ringing and to endeavour to bring handbell tune ringers into contact with each other.

They meet weekly in The Paterson Rooms on Mondays at 7:00 pm.

See the section on the Moniaive Community website for more information.

Contact: Nan Tait, tel: 01848 200403

See also our Diary for any new information.

Bible Study

A small group meeting ‘Connect’ gets together every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. Meetings are held at The Paterson Rooms. All are invited on a journey of exploring and sharing our faith.  People from all denominations (and of no church) are welcome.

Speak to an Elder for contact details.

See also our Church Family Notices for new information on dates.


Glencairn & Moniaive is a Fairtrade Church and one of the ever-growing number of churches making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.

We have agreed to the following:

  • Use of Fairtrade tea and coffee in all meetings for which we have responsibility,
  • A move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits, chocolate and fruit,
  • The promotion of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.

“The fields of the poor may produce abundant food but injustice sweeps it away”      Proverbs 13:23

Contact: Nan Tait, tel: 01848 200403

See also our Diary for any new information.

Glencairn Quilting Group

Beginners and more experienced quilters meet together to have fun and an interesting time on Monday mornings in St Ninian’s from 10:00am.

Contact: Helen Kelly, tel: 01848 200755

See also our Diary for any new information.

JaM on Sunday

Jesus and Me! is our Sunday young church group meeting each week of term, first in Church and then in The Paterson Rooms. Stories, crafts, activities – come and find out more. Age 3 and up.

Contact: Anja Lyttle, tel: 01848 200272

See also our Diary for any new information.

St Ninian’s Book Club

This group meet monthly to consider a range of types and authors, with lively discussion revealing a wide variety of taste and opinion. Books are kindly and efficiently provided by the Ewart Library.  Topics recently selected as subjects include crime fiction, prose extracts, and a look at a particular novel.

Contact: Muriel Young, tel: 01848 200318

See also our Diary for any new information.

Soup and Sweet Lunches

We organise lunches on the second Saturday of the month, except in the summer period. They are held in St Ninian’s Church from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.

Usually a variety of home-made soups and sweets are provided by the team serving, but the menu does vary. This is a very popular get-together for the community, especially in the winter.

See also our Diary for any new information.

Toy Library

This group meets in St Ninian’s Church on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm. It gives an opportunity for parents to meet and young children to play.

Contact: Una Wilson, tel: 01848 200111

See also our Diary for any new information.