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Ministerial Assistant Required

Could this be what you have been looking for? We are two linked congregations in coastal villages three miles apart.  We have various activities and groups and want to do more to engage with our communities.

We are seeking a part-time Ministerial Assistant to support our Minister in the worship and pastoral care of both congregations. This will be on the basis of assisting in or conducting Sunday worship, and providing pastoral support on two further days per week.

For further information, or to apply, please contact Rita Carmichael at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or on 01475 529289.  Applications should include a CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications: 22nd June 2018.

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Green Apple Award

Inverkip wins Green Apple Gold Award

Many Congratulations to Hilary and her Eco Team.

Hilary Cameron and Susie Gemmill receiving the award at today's ceremony in Castlecary. Read More

Eco Group Honoured in Green Awards

Fantastic result for the team.

A CHURCH of Scotland congregation has been honoured for its environmental work in a prestigious UK-wide green awards ceremony.

The eco-group of Inverkip Parish Church was shortlisted in the Church Times Green Awards in the Green Congregation category the only Church of Scotland congregation to be shortlisted at the awards, which took place in London on Monday. The church set up an eco-group in 2016 and has made remarkable progress, according to Convener, Hilary Cameron.

Outlining the work undertaken by the congregation, Hilary explained: The group was recognised for their significant achievements in just over 12 months since they were formed through having monthly Fairtrade stalls, recycling everything from postage stamps to bat dirt, supporting the youth club building a bug hotel and organising litter picks in the local area.

Hilary and the churchs Depute Session Clerk Morag Cowe attended the award ceremony at Lambeth Palance. They were presented with a highly commended certificate by the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Rev Nick Holtam.

We are a Fairtrade Church

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Fair Trade Church status. Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

Life and Work Magazine

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If you would like to place a regular order for this monthly magazine please see Margaret Vallance or Tel: 521732.

The price for 2017 will be 2.28 per issue or 27.36 annually.

Eco Congregation

Another successful Letter Pick on 14 April. Thanks to all who helped.

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Inverkip wins Green Apple Gold Award

Many Congratulations to Hilary and her Eco Team.

Congratulations to our Eco-group who have achieved a gold award in the charity category of the Scottish Green Awards for Environmental Best Practice.

Pictured are Hilary Cameron, our Eco-group Convener and Susie Gemmill, a member of the group and our Property Convener who received the award today (5 March 2018) at a ceremony at the CMS Innovation Hub at Castlecary.

Hilary said 'I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of the Eco-group. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of the group in caring for Creation. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us.'

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Our Eco-group have won an award for Environmental Best Practice in the Scottish Green Apple Awards. They competed against 500 other nominees and will attend a ceremony in Glasgow on 5 March 2018 to hear if they have won gold, silver or bronze.

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Inverkip Church has been awarded Fairtrade Church status by the Fairtrade Foundation. Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Fair Trade Church status. Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

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The Eco Group are organising a litter pick at Ardgowan Beach on Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 10 - 12. Please come along and help, even half an hour will make a big difference. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

The Eco Group will be carrying out a litter pick at Millhouse Road, Inverkip on Saturday, 13 May 2017. All are welcome to come along and help. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

The Eco Group will be helping at a litter pick at Lunderston Bay on Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm, organised by the Rangers at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. All are welcome to help.

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27 February - 12 March 2017

There will be a chance to buy some Fair Trade products and gifts following the service on Sunday, 12 March at 11 am in the Church Hall.

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Our Eco Certificate

Inverkip War Memorial

Booklets containing research into all 29 men listed on the memorial are now on sale. They cost 6.00 and profits will be donated to the Erskine Charity. Please contact Hilary Cameron if you would like a copy.

Hilary Cameron is currently carrying out a research project into the names of the servicemen listed on the war memorial. If anyone has any information that may be of interest, please get in touch with her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pastoral Care Team

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Perhaps you would like a home or hospital visit or an opportunity to speak to someone.

If so, please contact Willie Gibson on 01475 521425 who will put you in touch with one of the team.

Starter Packs

Starter Packs would like to thank the congregation for their continued support over the years. The requirements for May are children's bath/shower gel and shampoo.
Please leave at the East door of the Church or direct to Starter Packs at Unit 2, Empress Court, Greenock. Contact Janice Kerr Tel: 01475 522570 for further information.

Raise Money while you Shop

Raise money for the church when you shop!

Over 2000 retailers to shop with...

Do you shop on-line? Do you use any of the following retailers: Marks and Spencer, John Lewis.

Tesco, Asda, Argos, ebay, Debenhams, Amazon?

If so, you can now help now raise funds for the church through Easyfundraising.

This costs you NOTHING to use and cost the church NOTHING to set up. Log on to the

website, search for Inverkip Church and start shopping! The retailers will then make

donation, as a percentage of what you spend, to the chosen charity which we will

receive every quarter. I will keep you updated with how much we raise.

Thank you for your support.

Hilary Cameron
Treasurer

Copyright

We currently have a copyright licence through Christian Licensing International Ltd and we are required to submit an annual report, containing information on various recordings and copies we use. We need a representative from each relevant group to pass on the information required to the Treasurer on a monthly basis, preferably by email:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  1. Hymns/songs reproduced in the order of service eg The Blessing sung at Baptismal services. Information required is the song title/first line and author.
  2. Photocopied words and/or music for hymns and worship songs for use by the choir/congregation. Information required is the songbook (source) and the publisher.
  3. Photocopies of non-music publications eg Hand-outs, quizzes etc for Sunday School and other activities.
  4. For groups that use the church hall eg country dancing, fitness classes etc, what format the music or recording is in eg CD, cassette, vinyl, DVD, MP3 video and what the record label is eg EMI, Decca or a Christian label. We do NOT need to report each individual song or track or the author/composer.
  • Any queries, please speak to Hilary.
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