Neilston Parish Church
Neilston Parish Church

Neilston Parish Church has been granted permission to call a minister, as a sole charge, on a seven year reviewable tenure.


The parish profile is available for download here.

Parish Profile


Whether you are an experienced minister, sensing God calling you to another parish, or a new minister seeking your first charge, we would be delighted to hear from you.


For more information or to express your interest in the vacancy, please contact the Interim Moderator, the Rev Maureen Leitch at 0141 580 2927 and minister.neilston@outlook.com




Neilston Parish Church has a prominent position in the heart of the village, at the corner of Main Street and Broadlie Road.  


Further details about the church building  can be found in the History section of the website.



The Manse sits at the corner of Manse Road and is approximately 300 metres from the Church.


It was purpose built in 1955 and commands magnificent views towards the city of Glasgow and beyond. It is set in its own grounds which are private and manageable. There is a separate garage and additional ample car parking space.


The Manse was refurbished in 2007 and has been continuously well maintained.


Accommodation

Lounge

Dining Room

Living Room

Study

Kitchen

Cloakroom/Toilet

Four Bedrooms

Bathroom

The Church Halls are situated on the High Street approximately 200 metres from the Church.


The premises comprise the large front hall and small back hall, two anterooms, kitchen, toilets and the Church Office.


The halls are in frequent use by both Church and community organisations for weekly meetings and other special events throughout the year.


The use of the halls is arranged through our Halls Lettings Team.


Disabled access is by way of a ramp at the rear courtyard between the front and back halls.


The village of Neilston is a distinctive and growing village community set within a large semi-rural Parish.


We are situated in the uplands of East Renfrewshire, ten miles south-west of Glasgow, five miles from Paisley, close to Glasgow Airport and lying just off the A736 Glasgow-Irvine road.  We have great transportation links including a train service to Glasgow Central and bus services to Barrhead, Paisley, East Kilbride and Glasgow.


During recent years, with the building of a considerable number of new homes and many young families moving into the area, the village has seen a steady increase in population.


East Renfrewshire is one of Scotland’s leading education authorities. Pupils in the village are served by the Madras Family Centre, Neilston Primary School, St Thomas’ Primary School, St Luke’s High School (Barrhead) and Eastwood High School (Newton Mearns). The latter is approximately 4 miles away and is reached via our rail link to Patterton Station. The Minister at Neilston is traditionally Chaplain to Neilston Primary and part of the Team Ministry at Eastwood High School.


Our village has excellent local amenities including:

Health Centre

Dentist

Pharmacy

Leisure Centre (swimming pool and gym)

Library

Post Office

Several children’s play areas

Outdoor gym on Kingston Playing Fields

Petrol station and other garages with car repair and MoT facilities

Co-op Supermarket and several other convenience stores

Butchers

Restaurants, bars, coffee shops and various take-away food facilities

Barbers, hairdressers and beauty salon

Two local bowling clubs (Neilston and Crofthead)

Neilston Football Club

Neilston Curling Club

Fereneze and Caldwell Golf Clubs



A number of local clubs and activity groups meet regularly at various venues including the church halls, the council-owned Glen Halls, and the Scout Hall.


Neilston residents are also very proud of the Neilston Agricultural Show, the oldest cattle show in Scotland, which takes place annually on the first Saturday of May (www.neilstonshow.co.uk)


There is a supportive relationship among residents, and villagers have actively undertaken various campaigns aimed at development and improvement. On the closure of the Clydesdale Bank, Neilston Development Trust (NDT) led the Community Buy-Out of the bank building. As a result, “The Bank” is now a community owned and operated facility featuring a community garden and office and meeting space. While currently being upgraded, It has been a venue for a range of leisure and learning activities, community events, and information surgeries. (www.neilstontrust.co.uk)