“Sharing our faith in the community”


We are a Church of Scotland congregation based in Giffnock, on the Southside of Glasgow. Our aim as a congregation is to provide a warm welcome to all who join us, offer an inclusive, open and affirming ministry and demonstrate strong concern for social issues, both in our local community and further afield. We aim to act on our concern for environmental issues and work positively with other churches and faith communities. We endeavour to be a place of inspiration and sanctuary.


What's On This Month...


SATURDAY   2                               1PM   CONCERT BY MEMBERS OF  RCS

SUNDAY   3                                    11AM AND 3PM  COMMUNION

                                                        6.30PM  HOMELESSNESS SERVICE @ LHM

MONDAY   4                                  PM  RICHARD SCHOLFIELD PERFORMING @ RCS

TUESDAY   5                                   12.30PM  MEN’S LUNCH @ REDHURST HOTEL

WEDNESDAY   6                             2PM  THE GUILD – KAREN MUNN

SUNDAY  10                                    BEFORE AND AFTER SERVICE – FAIRTRADE STALL

                                                          3.30PM   CONCERT @ ST.MARGARETS NEWLANDS

                                                          RICHARD SCHOLFIELD PERFORMING

                                                          6.30PM CONTEMPORARY EVENING SERVICE

TUESDAY   12                                   6.30PM  EVENING SERVICE @ EASTWOOD COURT

WEDNESDAY   20                            THE GUILD – PETER AND JOHN DOUGLAS

Giffnock church member honoured in New Year Honours list

Adam Black, a church member at Giffnock South Parish Church in East Renfrewshire, has been honoured for his services to raising awareness of stammering in this year’s New Year Honours list.

Adam Black
Adam Black, a member of Giffnock South Parish Church, is delighted to receive the award.

The 29-year-old teacher hopes receiving the Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) will help him further highlight his quest to raise awareness of people who stammer.

On accepting his award, Mr Black said:

“I'm delighted and honoured that my stammering awareness work has been recognised and that my message is getting out there - embrace your quirks as they make you who you are.”

He overcame his own struggles to land his “dream” job working across schools in Glasgow.

During his role, he spends time teaching children across the Glasgow area about stammering and celebrating difference.

The neurological condition, also known as stuttering, is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out, often involving hesitations and repetitions.

Rev Catherine Beattie, the minister at Mr Black's congregation of Giffnock South Parish Church, said:

“ As Adam’s minister, I was delighted for Adam that his hard work has been recognised.

“Adam has been a big part of our church in Giffnock South all of his life, and we are all tremendously proud of all that he has achieved.”

Reducing the stigma

In 2017, Mr Black was presented with a British Citizen Award at the Palace of Westminster for his work to reduce the stigma attached to the disability, which affects 1% of the adult population in the UK.

He was also featured in a short documentary produced by the BBC in 2018 highlighting the impact that stammering has had on his life. You can watch the documentary");">here.

He has also previously spoken out to mark International Stammering Awareness Day which takes part each October.

Twinned With
Pollokshaws Parish

Giffnock South Parish Church has been very successfully twinned with Pollokshaws Parish Church for many years. The twinning with Pollokshaws was a natural choice as the minister at that time was Rev. Margaret Whyte who had been an assistant at Giffnock South while training for the ministry.


Kwenderana means ‘walking together’ in the language of northern Malawi and our symbol combines the flags of Malawi and Scotland. The Partnership reflects a covenanted twinning with the parish church in Ekwendeni, which was built in the Scottish style around 1890, reflecting a relationship with Malawi that is continuous from the time of David Livingstone.

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