General Information

On November 29th 2006, the existing churches of Greenock St. Luke’s and St. George’s North united to form Greenock Westburn Church of Scotland.

The origin of our Church buildings dates back over four hundred years.

A fuller history can be found on our History page.

On Sunday 6 th February 2014, the Rev Karen Harbison  was inducted as our new minister

This was the conclusion of a vacancy lasting nearly two years during which we were ably served by our Interim Moderator –  Rev Morris Coull  B.D.

In March 2012, our minister of 18 years – the Very Rev William C. Hewitt, left to take up a position in the Interim Ministry.

General Information

SUNDAY SERVICES are held at 11.00 am

INDUCTION LOOP HEARING SYSTEM Hearing Aids should be turned to the T position

Coffee and tea is served in the lounge after the service. This gives an opportunity to meet other church members. Visitors are particularly welcome.

NEWS BOOK This is available at the front door of the church. Please use it to provide information about any members of the Congregation who are ill, at home or in hospital, or are having a special anniversary or birthday.

CRECHE facilities are available during the 11.00am Service

PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL, SUNDAY CLUB and BIBLE CLASS are held during the time of the 11.00am Service

SACRAMENT of the LORD’S SUPPER is held regularly four times per year during the months of March, June, October and December. Two services are held on the Sunday at 11.00am and 3.00pm. Elders call on members during the three weeks prior to the Communion to deliver the quarterly Church Magazine and Communion Invitations. Members are invited to attend, but all members of the Church of Jesus Christ, of any denomination, are welcome as visitors.

Communion Dates for the year 2020 are:-

Sunday 1st March

Sunday 7th June

Sunday 3rd October

Sunday 5th December

At certain times, a short Communion Service is held after the Morning Service.

Home Communion is available upon request.

SPECIAL SERVICES are held in September (Harvest Thanksgiving) and December (Christmas Gift Service and Christmas Family Service).

BAPTISM is dispensed by arrangement with the Minister. Normally Baptisms take place in the presence of the congregation. Friends and relatives are most welcome and space at the front of the church can be reserved to receive them. As baptism is a sacrament it takes place toward the end of the normal service. Baptism will be given to persons of any age as a step to becoming members of the church.

NEW MEMBERS are welcome in the Church. If already a confirmed member of the Church of Christ, joining by certificate or some token of membership is accepted. If for the first time, there are Communicants’ classes for both young people and those of more mature years, and application should be made to the Minister.

MARRIAGES are arranged in consultation with the Minister who must be informed before the time and date is made final.

ILLNESS or TROUBLE Please inform the Minister, either directly or via the visiting Elder. In the case of being admitted to hospital, this is of particular importance as Ministers no longer have access to Hospital Admission Lists.

DEATHS Information regarding a death should be passed to the Minister or the Session Clerk as soon as possible. It is essential to consult the Minister before making funeral arrangements particularly if a Church Service is being requested.

The Church is at the disposal of all members of the Congregation and Parish.

MIDWEEK SERVICES are held before Christmas and Easter in conjunction with the other Churches in the west end of Greenock.

The format is informal and a light lunch of soup and bread is available prior to the Service. If you have never attended please do so, and if you have ..-…..why not bring a friend?

CHURCH MAGAZINE A Church magazine is issued prior to each communion (4 times per year).

LIFE AND WORK magazine is distributed within the Church each month.

BIBLE STUDY is held regularly.

CHOIR There is an active senior choir who practice regularly. New members are always welcome. The Church singing is led by the choir with most hymns being from the Church Hymnary Version 4, which is available at the door.

ORGANISATIONS are open to everyone. You will be made most welcome. (See our Organisation Pages)

CHURCH TELEPHONE No. 01475 720257