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Bishopbriggs Branch

New Member

Rev Shelley Marsh and MU leaders, Esther and Irene welcome new member Brenda at our meeting on 8th February 2016. A good night!


Into 2016

Members celebrated the start of 2016  by sharing hospitality and fellowship with friends and families at Bishopbriggs Golf Club.



Overseas Links

The focus for our December 2014 meeting was our overseas links. It was a wonderful evening organised by Esther Muchena and Irene Fitchett who provided a variety of foods from Africa and Europe. Members dressed in outfits as a mark of appreciation to our Overseas Links who had gifted the costumes.


Please click here to read more about the evening, including a response from one of our links, and to see many more pictures from it.



Fortnightly Workshop

Members of Bishopbriggs Branch hold a fortnightly workshop when members sew and knit items to be used for outreach to the community or fundraising for MU projects.


Their skills are developing and they enjoy spending time together, praying, sharing, some teaching, some learning.


There’s more about this and lots more pictures available by clicking here.



Help at Lowmoss Prison


Here are some reflections on why we want to help at Lowmoss:-


The suffering of a prisoner's family are greater than those of a prisoner themselves


Most prisoners live for visits - they are the connecting point between incarceration and the hope of freedom - the bridge between the inmate and his family, a link with friends and a window to the outside.


All prisoners, especially the untouchables need to feel the warmth of human kindness (expressed by a senior prison officer)


To be humbled by God is painful, but it is a sure sign of his love for you.


‘God breaks us down, remoulds us and builds us up again so that we can go out and serve him in different ways from anything we had imagined’


God changes lives - not humans (Aitken 2005)


Charity as part of the Christian praxis of love must be seen and developed within the framework of faith in God’s grace and of hope for God’s emerging reign on earth.


Motivation for mission, therefore requires spiritual nourishment and discernment:



The ultimate criteria for mission: a willingness to serve human beings, while respecting their dignity as God’s creatures.


Christ has no body now on earth but yours,

No hands, but yours, No feet but yours.

Yours are the eyes through which he must look out

Christ's compassion on the world.  

Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good,

yours are the hands with which he blesses now.

(St Teresa of Avila)


The ethos at HMP Lowmoss is to be professional with prisoners, but also welcoming to visitors and responsive to their needs.


Staff welcome input from the community to help create an encouraging environment, between the hours of 1-4pm and 6.30-8pm by:-


(5-6pm Mon- Fri)


Preparation for roles will be undertaken by Families Outside and the Prison Staff.


The Prisoners Week Prayer 2011


Lord, you offer freedom to all people.  

We pray for those who are held in prison.

Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.

Support with your love: prisoners, their families and friends, prison staff, chaplains and all who care.

Heal those who have been wounded by the activities of others, especially the victims of crime.

Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly together with Christ

In his strength and in his Spirit,

Now and every day. Amen

Ann Glenesk

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Fresher’s Days at Glasgow University


The branch’s Wendy and Sue helped out at the 2010 Freshers’ Week more . . .



A Symbol of Hope

Hope was signified by a cross lit with 16 candles representing  the 16 days of action for the Elimination of Violence against women, which includes World Aids Day.


An ecumenical service was held at the church and a staff member for the local Women's Refuge read  a story written by a 15 year old boy whose mother and sisters were survivors of abuse.


‘104 Pairs of Shoes’


The branch hosted this YWCA's exhibition, to raise awareness of domestic violence. The shoes represent women from all areas of Scottish society.


















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