Holy Week 2023

We are looking forward to Holy Week here at Shawlands Trinity and will be worshipping together in the earlier part of the week with our friends at Langside Parish Church. Hope to see you at one or more of these services.

All Age Service – Sun 26th March

Here are some ‘action shots’ from our All Age Service on Sun 26th March.

Walking – Sat 25th March: Claypits/Kelvin Walkway

The Big Brunch

Our BB Company, 45th Glasgow organised a well-attended, enjoyable fundraiser on Sat 25th February. Thanks to all who came along as well as those who helped – the fantastic sum of £520 was raised. We believe the hard-working kitchen team cooked 110 rolls and sausage!

Warm Cafe

Why not join us in our church sanctuary for our Warm Cafe this Tuesday 24th January between 10am and 12noon? This informal drop in runs every Tuesday and is for everyone, not just church goers.

Messy Church

We are holding our Christmas-themed Messy Church event on Sat 26th November from 2-4pm, a fun afternoon of festivities for all ages, with crafts, games, activities and more!

Glasgow Phoenix Choir Concert

We are really looking forward to this fundraising concert on Sunday 30th October in the church at 2.30pm. Please see picture for ticket information. Hope to see you there!

Walking Group

Our walking group are off to Aberfoyle on Saturday 15th October. All welcome. Contact Bill for details.

Bible Study

Why not join us for Bible Study? We have two groups meeting currently, one face to face and the other on Zoom. Our face to face group meets on Tuesdays at 2pm in the Chapel in the Church and our Zoom group meets on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Both groups are currently looking at the Beatitudes. If you wish more information, please speak to Ailsa any Sunday or email us for her contact details at:

Midday Meditation

We are starting a short time of prayer and meditation each Wednesday in Shawlands Trinity Church at 12.00 noon. The first one will be on October 5th and you are all welcome. Hope you can make it along and spend some quiet time with the Lord, getting to know each other a little better, too.

All Age Trip to Troon Saturday 27th August

We enjoyed our trip to Troon and were so lucky with the weather. It was fantastic to see so many members of all ages of our church family. We played games, built sandcastles, ran races, went paddling, took part in scavenger hunt, did a quiz, had lunch and ice creams together and finished off with a few highly competitive games of tug of war. A day to remember!

All Age Trip to Troon Saturday 27th August

Everyone is very welcome.
We will be meeting at South Beach at 10.45am. Please make your own way there and bring a picnic and any beach gear you like. We are planning games, races, quiz and treasure hunt, finishing up around 1.30pm after we’ve had our lunches. We have a church hall as back up in case the weather is bad.
If you would like to come but need transport, there are places on BB minibus, please contact Simon McNeil 07766 578773 or – I hope some of you will join us and please spread the word!

Troon South Beach August 2022

Sunday School and Youth Group are back this Sunday 21st August at 11am

We can’t wait to hear what your summer was like and how you’re doing at school and nursery!

Sunday School Prizegiving

At our All Age Service on Sun 19th June we celebrated Sunday School and Youth Group Prizegiving. Well done to all our young people for taking part so willingly in all the activities.

We said thank you to all of our leaders and marked the contribution of three who are stepping down after many years of inspiring service. It was a lovely way to end our session. Sunday School and Youth Group return on Sun 21st August. An All Age Outing to Troon is planned for Sat 27th August.

Messy Church Cancellation

Please note our Messy Church scheduled for Sat 18th June will no longer go ahead. We hope to return with Messy Church after summer holidays.

Walking – Sat 18th June: Prestwick to Troon

Brownies Cream Tea – Sat 28th May

Walking – Sat 14th May: Erskine Bridge to Bowling

Our Walking Group enjoyed their outing to Boden Boo, the Erskine Bridge and Bowling on Saturday. Thanks to Gordon for pics. Watch this space for details of their next excursion!

Walking – Sat 14th May: Erskine Bridge to Bowling

Discover the delights of Boden Boo and the views from the Bridge.
Follow the Forth Clyde Canal to the Harbour at Bowling with the prospect of a coffee at Paton’s Place.

Further options include taking the Clyde Coastal Path (Milngavie to Wemyss Bay) along the Clyde and past Mar Hall as far as Bishopton.

£3 Petrol contribution

Bring your Granny! Bring the Weans!

Please contact via Contact Button by Thu 12th May.

Walking – Sat 16th April: The Darn Road

Members of our Walking Group enjoyed a day out to Dunblane and walking to Bridge of Allan via the Darn Path the other Saturday. Thanks to Gordon for pics.

Walking – Sat 16th April: The Darn Road

This walk follows the route of an ancient highway which was a favourite haunt of RL Stevenson during his visits as a youth to the spa town of Bridge of Allan

We plan to walk downhill from Dunblane following the Allan Water to Bridge of Allan (about 3 miles), returning to Dunblane by bus.
Further options in Bridge of Allan or Dunblane

£4 Petrol contribution

Bring your Granny! Bring the Weans!

Please contact via Contact Button

Walking – Sat 26th March: Glasgow Murals Trail

Today we are thankful for our Walking Group and for the work of the talented artists whose work is part of #glasgowmuraltrail. Here are some photos taken on Saturday’s walk.

Walking – Sat 26th March: Glasgow Murals Trail

Can you work out where this picture was taken?
If not, you need to join us on this outing!

We aim to visit 15 (out of about 30) of these remarkable murals dotted around in odd corners of Central Glasgow.
Discover some old faces and some new ones too!

Using public transport there and back.

Bring your Granny! Bring the Weans!

Please Contact via Contact Button

Walking Group Meet Up Sat 12th March at 10.00am at HUG Cafe, Skirving Street

Come along if you can – even if you are just interested in what’s going on, or might enjoy a coffee and a bit of chat.

All Age Service Sun 27th Feb

We had an All Age Service on Sunday 27th February at 11am. The music was provided by Rock of Ages, a band which mainly features people associated with our Boys Brigade. The young people from our Sunday School and Youth Group, along with their leaders and helpers led worship.
We enjoyed tea and coffee served by our BB afterwards. We feel blessed to have so many talented young people associated with our church.

Debunking the Myths: Church Attendance in 2022

Locum Minister

We are delighted to announce that we have been informed by our Interim Moderator, Rev Stuart Crawford, that Rev John Martindale has agreed to be our Locum Minister. He will lead us in worship on Sundays and also do one day a week pastoral duty, starting on 7th March.

Information from the Presbytery Plan Creation Group

These three documents (which we have shared as photos) contain important information on the work of the Presbytery Plan Creation Group. We want to ensure members of our congregation are aware of the work of the group.

31st January 2022 Letter 1

31st January 2022 Letter 2


Shawlands Trinity Walking Group

Our Walking Group organise Saturday outings monthly (but not during winter) and we hope to have our first one this year in late March.  Watch this space! New faces are always welcome.  To find out more, please contact us via the form on the Contact page on this site.

Happy New Year!

During our period of vacancy, worship will be led by our Interim Moderator, our worship group and visiting ministers. Our Interim Moderator is Stuart Crawford of Newton Mearns Parish Church. In the event of a pastoral emergency, Stuart can be contacted at: or on 0141 239 2140.

Retirement of Rev Dr Valerie J Duff

After the Nativity Service on Sunday 19th December, we marked Val’s retirement. Val became our Minister in 2014 and an awful lot has happened since, not least the union and our building improvements. We wish Val God’s blessings, health and happiness for this new phase of her life.

Sunday School Nativity Service 19th December

What a special service today! Wasn’t the Nativity wonderful? We are so very grateful to our incredible Sunday School teachers who work so hard to make the Nativity so uplifting every year. And well done to our young people!

Hope is Born!

December: Special Services

Here is information about our special services this December.

(I know the pic says 2022, but should read 2021!)

Messy Church Saturday 27th November 3.30-5.30pm.

Thanks to everyone who came along to our first Messy Church since 2019. The feedback was hugely positive. We are so very grateful for our amazing Messy Church team who made the day such a success!

Family Social

On Saturday 23rd October, a number of our church families got together. As well as the bouncy castle, we did some crafts and creating around the theme of autumn and Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” We also had a chat about how we take things forward for families in our church – thanks to all involved for contributing.

Church Conference Report

On 31st August, we had our church conference. Many of our congregation came along to have their say on the future of our church. Here is our conference report. Please feel free to share with all who you think may be interested. 📢

Church Conference 31st Aug 2021

We had a Reimagining Church Conference recently. The turnout was fantastic. Our discussions focused on:

Intergenerational and Inclusive Church

Children, Young People and Families

Presbytery and Congregational Planning

There were lots of inspiring ideas and great suggestions. Thanks to all who came along and offered to help as we move forward together. A report is being prepared and will be shared with everyone. If you came along and felt you could help with some aspect of church life and would like to let us know, please click on our Volunteer section and get in touch with our Session Clerk, Liz Osborne.

There will be opportunities for other groups to feed into our plans in these areas in the coming weeks and months.

Watch this space!

Val’s Fundraising for Christian Aid

Every day during March and on two days in April, Val is going to climb her stairs 14 times which will mean that she has climbed the height of Ben Nevis – and she is doing it to raise funds for Christian Aid.  Please support her.  This morning 1st March – Oscar the cat stood at the top of the stairs cheering her on! (Or was he wondering why she was so much slower than he is!)

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