Millennium Committee

Millennium Committee


The Millenium Committee was formed in 1998 to organise and coordinate the Millenium celebrations of Dreghorn & Springside Parish Church. As the events have been so popular and well attended, the Millenium Committee continues to arrange the main social activities of the Church.

Members: Janice Horsburgh, Janet Crocket, Sarah Spence. 

The first event in 2000 was a special Communion Service to welcome the new Millenium. A commemorative scroll and a special communian card were created to mark the occasion.

This was then followed in February by a Burns' Night held in the Church Hall.

Other events during 2000 included:

  • A family trip to Arran.

  • The Flower Festival and Arts & Craft Fair, probably the most adventurous event of the year. The event was held in the church and hall over a three day period

  • An Easter Songs of Praise in Greenwood Academy was such a success, that Greenwood Brass Band continued with this for many subsequent years.

  • A trip to New Lanark in October 2000 attended by 88 Church members who enjoyed a buffet in Kirkton Church in Carluke. Helen Jamieson of
    St Andrews Church welcomed the party. A songs of praise followed involving 3 other churches.
A Ceilidh held in November and a Communion Service rounded off the year on 31 December

Since that first year the committee have been very busy organising events every year including:

A Garden Party held in the grounds of Annick Lodge, a major event beginning with a two hour musical festival and ending with a buffet and a rousing ceilidh
January – A trip to the Pantomime            

August – A trip to Oban, Mull and, almost, Iona!! Due to Force 9 gales the sail to Iona was cancelled and Communion was held in Mull.
March - An Anniversary Lunch with entertainment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the union of Dreghorn    churches

           A trip to Iona with Communion held in the Abbey

A trip along the Clyde on the Waverley

A Hogmanay Dance


Trip to the Edinburgh Tatoo

A Cheese & Wine Quiz Night in aid of the Organ fund

A Children’s Songs of Praise in aid of Robyn House

The first Hogmanay Ceilidh

Car Treasure Hunt

Quiz night in aid of Irvine Cancer Care

The second Hogmanay Ceilidh

The third Hogmanay Ceilidh
Quiz night in aid of The Lighthouse Foundation, a local drug rehabilitation centre.

The forth Hogmanay Ceilidh

A Burns Supper to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first Burns Supper

The Quiz Night, held in aid of Hollybush House, a centre for traumatised service men & women.

Royal Wedding Service, including hymns and music which were used during the Wedding itself. Ladies dressed in their wedding finery, some gentleman wore kilts and the Sunday School children made their own designer top hats and fascinators.

The service was followed by a reception in the Church Hall with a delicious buffet lunch and pink lemonade.

 A retiring collection raised £400 for CHAS.

 The Quiz Night was held in aid of Leukaemia Research and Kidney Kids

Forthcoming Events


09 June - Plans are in place to hold a Ceilidh to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Tickets are available from any member of the Millenium Committee.

Last Updated (Friday, 09 December 2011 20:56)