Activities at Hilton Church

All activities cancelled until further notice (but see below about Rhymes Recollected online)

Toddler Group

Toddlers runs on Friday mornings during the school term, from 9:30-11:00 in the large hall at Hilton Church. Our aim is to run a fun, friendly group which allows the children lots of opportunities to play and the parents and carers a chance to chat, unwind and support one another through the ups and downs of looking after children.

We have a good variety of toys available for toddlers, from bigger toys including slides, a kitchen area, ride-on cars and dressing up clothes, to car and railway tracks, jigsaws and play-doh or craft activities. We also have a baby area, with baby toys, bouncers and comfier chairs for the adults.

Snack-time is usually around 10:30 or so and is prepared by a volunteer from the church, alongside two parents / carers who have signed up to the rota.  Teas and coffees are also available for the adults.

Each session finishes with a song time, and occasionally we have someone in from High Life to run a Bookbug session.

To cover weekly costs there is a nominal fee of £1.50 per family per session, and during the year we have one or two additional fundraising events such as bake sales or coffee mornings. From time to time we also organise additional meetings and social events, which are advertised on the notice board.

We hope you find a warm, friendly welcome here!

Afternoon Tea for over-6os

Are you over 60? Do you enjoy tea/coffee and cake? Then you might enjoy coming along to our Afternoon Tea.

We meet once a month, to chat with friends and make new ones. Refreshments are free.

We will  be meeting on the following Wednesdays at 2pm in the Church

February 26th; March 25; April 29; May 27; June 24

Time Out

Time Out is an informal group which is open to all and offers the chance to meet new people, try out and learn new crafts all whilst enjoying tea or coffee and a cake. A free creche provided by Childcare Direct is also offered, so that, mums and dads, you can relax and get creative!

Crafts offered are felting, mosaicking, card-making, crochet, calligraphy and jewellery or you can bring your own project to work on.

Time Out meets on alternate Wednesday mornings (during term time) from 10am till 11:30. Entry £2 which includes refreshments and crafting materials.

The next Time Out will be on Wednesday 25th March at 10am

Rhymes Recollected:  Currently held on-line – see poster for details


Rhymes Recollected is currently held on-line. See details in the poster on the right.

A fortnightly social event for older people. A chance to meet other people, hear and read poems you may remember learning, and perhaps share poems you’ve written.

These afternoons are open to all, and will be dementia friendly for those accompanied by a family member or friend.

For more details, please speak to Audrey Whyte, or John Dempster

Book Group

The Bookgroup meets once a month at various people’s houses. We choose two books every month and although everyone is encouraged to read one or both of them there is no pressure on anyone and it is as important to come and share in chat over coffee and cake as it is to discuss the books.

Our chats range over a variety of topics before we then tackle the books and give them our rating out of 5. Check out the Blog for monthly reports of Book Group meetings.

Anyone is welcome to join us. For more info speak to Shona.

See the two photos below – taken at our Christmas party!


Men’s Group

The Hilton Church Men’s Group is an informal network of men (of all ages) in the church, who get together to spend time with each other on a very informal basis. We meet every couple of months or so for a meal and a drink, or another social purpose such as to play games, go to the cinema, go bowling or anything else that folk suggest. We sometimes help out each other or others in the church if there are big jobs that require many hands! The group has email and WhatsApp groups to keep in touch with each other and plan gatherings.

Repair Cafe

Please note that the Repair Cafe has been cancelled until further notice because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Our Repair/Craft Cafe meets fortnightly in the Lighthouse on a Thursday evening. If you have any clothes you would like repaired or recycled or any crafts you are working on, come along and join us. Also if you would like to try your hand at a new craft e.g.knitting, crochet, sewing come and join us. We always have tea, coffee and home baking to enjoy as well.