The groups shown on this page are representative of the variety of organisations of using Gillespie premises.

Many of these are supported by members of our congregation.

Contact details shown have been provided by these organisations should you wish to contact them for further information regarding their activities

 

Express Group
The Express Group provides support to Adults with Mental wellbeing challenges to help them cope and recover. It is a very sociable group. The first part of the day is spent in catching up on the news, then a game of bingo which is followed by lunch. Shopping trips and days out are much enjoyed.

Venue: Church Hall
Times: Monday & Thursday 9.30am - 1pm.  
Telephone: 07583 786079 or 01592 652975 (Paula Robertson) ; 07896 546107 (Hannah Reilly)

Website: http://www.expressgroupfife.org.uk/

 

Fife Action on Autism
This group is a voluntary organisation and is part of Fife Action on Autism. The GMC branch is an Asperger’s Support Group. They meet with, and offer mutual support to, families with children or adults with autistic spectrum disorders. They aim to raise awareness of these disorders amongst all professionals concerned with diagnosis, education and post-school support.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 6.30-8.30pm fortnightly every 2nd Tuesday from 19th January
Duration: All year
Telephone: Thelma Fyfe – 07756287774 / 01592779190

Website: http://www.fifeactiononautism.org.uk/

 

Trefoil Guild
Trefoil Guild is Guiding for adults – fun, friendship and making a difference!

Venue: Church Hall
Times: Wednesday evening once a month 7.30-9.30pm (See Syllabus)
Duration: September to June
Email: Anne Toshack - annetoshack@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://www.trefoilguild.co.uk/

 

The Grange
Description: The Grange is a friendly and welcoming organisation supporting people with disabilities to achieve their potential and live independent and fulfilling lives. We are a charity, a social enterprise and a housing association offering high-quality Supported Living and Residential Care services alongside a wide-ranging programme of Day Skills and work experience. There’s also a great deal of social life, creativity, activities and fun. Our aim is to embody our values so that they’re not just words we say but words we live and breathe.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 9.00-11.00am Mondays to Fridays
Duration: All year
Telephone: Anna Capon of Fife Council - 07515288905
Email: info@grangecentre.org.uk

Website: http://www.grangecentre.org.uk/

 

Saje Scotland
This is a group that helps women who have experienced Domestic Abuse and have many other difficulties to overcome. They want to prevent and reduce domestic abuse in Scotland. They do this by facilitating groups for any woman who wants support and information on how to move towards living a life free of abuse.

Their programmes are "The Freedom Programme" and the "Toolkit for Life". They want a world where domestic abuse is not tolerated and where everyone can live free from harm. The courses are designed to empower women to make positive choices about their own lives and for lives of their children.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 12:30-2:30pm on Tuesday
Duration: meet once a month until and including May 2016
Email: sajescotland@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 01592 786701

Website: http://www.sajescotland.org/

 

Fife Council Women Offenders’ Group
Work towards helping and rehabilitating women from different backgrounds who have community service orders.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 9.00am Mondays
Email: Kelly.Roy@fife.gov.uk

 

The Vine Support Group
A group for Young Adults, around 20 - 25 members, with a range of special needs. Theirr aim is to meet and be sociable with people of their own age. They hold a range of activities, outside visits and a summer programme.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 7.30-9.00pm on Wednesdays
Duration: weekly (School Term times)
Telephone: 01383 736858
Email: p.colmer@sky.com (c/o Tower House Commercial School Lane, Dunfermline, KY12 7J6)

 

Gillespie Toddlers
Meet for social activity and play with pre-school children.

Venue: Church Hall
Times: 9.00am-12 noon on Friday
Duration: Term times
Telephone: 07745736612 (Samantha Gallacher)

 

F3 Holiday Lunches
F3 provides food during school holidays for families in need who have school age and younger children.

Venue: Church Hall
Times: As publicised
Duration: School Holidays
Telephone: 01383 621253 (Ed Christie / Pauline Hoey)
Email: gillespiechurch@gmail.com

 

Dunfermline Foodbank
Part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 424 foodbanks across the UK, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities. The aim of the Foodbank is to help break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to those in our community who are in need.

Venue:  Elgin Street, Dunfermline
Duration: All year
Telephone: 01383 734751 (Janet Gibson)
Email: janet@jgibson54.fsnet.co.uk

 

Dunfermline Street Pastors
Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with young people on the street to care, listen and dialogue. They have a large mobile safety van ‘Abraham’ that is parked most Saturday nights on the High Street where they can offer basic first aid, a listening ear and a warm drink.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Time:   Saturday 9.30pm
Contact: Rebecca Stuart
Email: streetpastorsdunfermline@gmail.com
Phone: 07528 987696

Website: http://streetpastors.org/locations/dunfermline

 

Frontline Fife
Front Line Fife, provide a weekly drop-in for homeless and vulnerable people in our community providing a variety of services with housing, benefits and well-being.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: 12.00-2.00pm on Fridays
Duration: All year
Email: info@frontlinefife.co.uk

Website: http://www.frontlinefife.co.uk/

 

UNIFORMED ORGANISATIONS
Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet on 5 occasions in the week with around 75 young people attending. They enjoy a range of activities which serve to develop the young people and build resilience to assist them with life’s everyday challenges.

Website: http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/

   

Guides
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Venue: Church Hall
Times: Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
Duration: Term times
Contact: 0800 169 5901

Website: girlguidingfife.co.uk

   

 

Brownies
Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten. Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.
Brownies become a member of a Six, a unit with a name such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog or Rabbit, and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies.

Venue: Church Hall
Times: Mondays 6.00-7.30pm & Thursdays 6.15-7.45pm
Duration: Term times
Telephone:  01383 625632 (Mondays - Claire Murray) ; 01383 736374 (Thursdays - Glennis Henderson)

   

 

Rainbows
Rainbows are girls aged five to seven (four to seven in Northern Ireland) and follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

Venue: Gillespie Centre
Times: Mondays 6.00-7.00pm & Thursdays 6.15-7.15pm
Duration: Term times
Telephone: 01383 620891 (Jean Robinson)

Email: gillespiechurch@gmail.com