A Warm Welcome

Hillhouse is a church in the outskirts of Hamilton. We are a friendly, happy going congregation of hard working people and we look forward to welcoming you to our worship any Sunday at 10.45.

You will be guaranteed of a warm welcome and hopefully stimulating worship but please feel free to navigate through our website, see what we are up to and see what’s happening in Hillhouse and we look forward to welcoming you to the church in due course.

As part of our welcoming ethos Hillhouse Parish Church also provides services specifically for deaf people whether sign language users, oral deaf or hard of hearing.

Hard of hearing and oral deaf people are aided by a loop system both in the church and in the small hall.  There are also plans to install one in the Session Room in the near future.

PowerPoint is used regularly to provide the words of hymns, songs and other information.   Intimations and the Order of Service are also printed.

On most Sundays, sign language is also provided, for those who rely on this means for access, by a Level 3 BSL Christian.

The congregation have additionally encouraged sign language users by learning the signs for the Fischy Music song “Welcome everybody!”   They also request regular signing of the Bible readings, usually by a Deaf person.

Hillhouse Services Across Devices

As you know each Sunday morning our church service is recorded and by the afternoon is available to listen to via our website. Until recently it was only accessible using a laptop or desktop. We are delighted to announce that we are now available across devices and that, going forward, the Sunday services will be available on mobile and tablets. In time our mobile enabled site will be updated however at the moment accessing the weekly services link through the menu should allow you to enjoy our services wherever you are.

Induction and Ordination of Our New Parish Minister

On Thursday 11th February Christopher Rankine was ordained and inducted as the new minister of Hillhouse Parish Church. After the service there were refreshments in the main hall with entertainment from Joyces Voices.

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Ordination and Induction of Christopher Rankine to Hillhouse Parish Church

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Joyces Voices entertaining everyone at the social event after the Ordination and Induction

 

On Sunday 14th February Christopher conducted his first service as our minister.

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Sorting of Bible verses

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Some members of our congregation with Christopher

 

Mrs Coia, a member of Hillhouse Parish Church since 1956 presenting Christopher with a Cassock - our gift to him - on his Induction and Ordination

Mrs Coia, a member of Hillhouse Parish Church since 1956 presenting Christopher with a Cassock – our gift to him – on his Induction and Ordination

Sanctus Services

Once a month Hillhouse Parish Church joins with Blantyre Old Parish, Livingstone Memorial, St. Andrews Parish & Trinity Parish Church in a service of praise. This Sanctus Service is an upbeat, uplifting and joyous service and involves a lot of singing. Each service follows a theme and each church takes a turn as host. If you are interested in joining us and our fellow churches in these services you can find all the details for the coming months here.