The Church of Scotland Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisations with around 30,000 members. The National Guild selects a theme for each three year period for Guild branches to focus around and selects six projects at home and abroad to which fundraising is directed during that time. In the last three year period from 2009-2012 a total of £727,755 has been raised.
The Aim of the Guild is to invite and encourage women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enable them to express their faith through worship, prayer and action. The aim is underlined by our motto taken from Acts 27 v 23 “ Whose we are and Whom we serve.”
Kettins Ardler Guild meets in Kettins Hall monthly between October and March and welcomes members and visitors both from within and outwith the parish of Ardler, Kettins and Meigle. The Guild operates under the jurisdiction of the Kirk Session and is represented on the Dunkeld and Meigle East Presbyterial Council of the Guild which holds Autumn and Spring meetings and an A.G.M. which is attended by members from the 6 Guild branches in its area. Before the start of each new session a service of dedication for the Guild is held in Kettins church during morning worship.
A Meeting for representatives of all Guilds is held annually in different locations at which the Moderator of the General Assembly is invited to address as well as other invited guest speakers. This year's meeting is in the Caird Hall, Dundee on Saturday 25th August.