Church Newsy-Mail (No 23 – ‘24)

Notes for your diary: (Week beginning 3rd June 2024)

(All activities in THE CORNERSTONE unless stated otherwise)

                          Mon      3rd  June        1.30pm   Playtime @ The Cornerstone

                                                               3.45pm   Junior Singers

                          Tues     4th   June       9.30am   Walk ‘n Talk Group.    

                                                             10.00am   Coffee Stop

                          Thurs  ..6th    June      1.00pm   Chit – Chat

                                                               7.30pm  Senior Choir 

                          Sun      9th  June      11.00am   Morning Service in the Church

Funeral Intimations

We remember in our thoughts and prayers all who have been recently bereaved within our community and church family. 

Sunday Kidz

Children are encouraged to be part of the Morning Worship from 11am in the Church, and they may leave after the second hymn to take part in Sunday Kidz activities in the Extension Hall.

Junior Singers

The Junior Singers Choir is open to all children of Primary School age – new members most welcome. 

The last meeting will be on Monday 3rd June, until a restart in August.

Senior Choir

The Senior Choir meets on Thursday evenings. 

Last choir practice will be Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm, until restart in August.

New members always welcome! 

Church Concert

Thanks are due to everyone involved in the recent Church Concert – the performers in Church Choir, Junior Singers, Orchestra and soloists, those who helped with stewarding, the AV team, those who helped with tickets and programmes, and the audience who turned out on a miserable wet night. The excellent total of £500 was raised for church funds.

The next concert is in the church on Sunday afternoon, 25th August, at 2.30pm.

Coffee Stop

The Coffee Stop is open on Tuesday mornings between 10 and 11.30am. 

Drop in for tea/coffee and biscuits. Come and go as you please and catch up with friends. 

Thursday Chit Chat Group

Meets every Thursday at 1.00pm. This week – Singing for Well-being with Olivia McDonald.

Recently Scottish Fire and Rescue gave a very informative talk about fire safety in the home. For those who would like a home visit, the contact details are: 0800 07531 999, or Text 61611.

Playtime @ The Cornerstone

Playtime (for the Under Fives) meets on Mondays, between 1.30 and 2.45pm.

Please contact Yvonne if you are willing and able to assist in helping with this venture.

The aim is that the Parents/guardians who bring their child /children, will be responsible for the overall care and overseeing their children at play. 


Chocolate Heaven at Bishopton Day on Saturday 15th June.

Once again Bishopton Parish Church is holding a Chocolate Tombola stall at Bishopton Day.  

Donations of chocolate, anything from biscuits, bars, bags or boxes, can be handed in to the Church on a Sunday morning or to The Cornerstone.


Our Church has recently become part of Erskine Bishopton Churches 

Together (EBCT) which as well as ourselves, includes 6 Churches in Erskine. This is in effect a loose umbrella group and there is the potential for us to get involved in several different ways where it makes sense for us to do so. These are as follows: 

1. The opportunity to develop and participate in activities of a scale which none of the individual Churches could achieve on their own – ie the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. A good example of that approach is the work with asylum seekers at Erskine Hotel.

2. Sharing of information about individual member Church activities – ie promoting particular worship or other events to members from other Churches where there is capacity to accommodate additional participants. This is a two-way street in that we will promote our activities as appropriate, eg the Citizens Advice Outreach at the Cornerstone, and other Churches will do likewise. 

More information about EBCT activities will be circulated over Spring/Summer including a Summer Fun Day at the Waterfront Campus in Erskine! 

50th Anniversary of Bishopton Community Centre

Bishopton Community Centre will celebrate 50 years of opening this year on 30 November. We would love to display photos within the Centre from throughout the years.  If you have any photos you could share, please forward them by email with as many details you can remember of who, what occasion and when to:

Alternatively leave them in the office at the Community Centre clearly marked as to the occasion and who they belong to. Thank you!


Donations can be brought to the Church on Sundays and can also be brought to The Cornerstone on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

As the Foodbank continues to experience a significant decrease in donations but an increase in the amount of people and families needing support, all donations are welcome. Your support as always is greatly appreciated.

Advance Notices

The choirs of Renfrewshire Churches are combining to present a performance of Captain Noak and his Floating Zoo, at 4.00pm on Sunday, 9th June, in St Machar’s Ranfurly Church, Bridge of Weir. Further information and tickets available from Stewart Munro, also

Quiz Night

Saturday 22nd June sees the return of the popular Quiz Night at 7.30pm in The Cornerstone.

Teams of a maximum of 6 people, or individual places can be booked via Maureen Henderson, or by phoning The Cornerstone on 01505 862583.

Articles for Newsy-Mail 

If group leaders or committee convenors have information, they wish to circulate to members or adherents of the church, please contact Ruby at The Cornerstone who will include this in the next edition. 

Bishopton Parish Church is the known name of Bishopton Parish Church (Church of Scotland),
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