Church Groups

SSVP (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul)

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international organisation of Catholic lay people, men and women, who practice Christianity by helping those in need on a person-to-person basis.

SSVP Conferences (groups) respond to needs in their communities.  This usually means visiting people in their homes, in hospital, hospices or in prison. For many people, this visit is all that they need. However, in meeting people in this way, SSVP volunteers get to know people. They may then go on and provide help or assistance in other ways.

To find out more about the work of the SSVP in Scotland, click on the link below

St. Ninian’s and St. Cuthbert’s SSVP meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the St. Martin Room at St. Ninian’s Church.

Our conference organise a bi-monthly collection of non-perishable foodstuffs and toiletries.  This is greatly supported by our parishioners and enables us to provide help to those most in need in our community.

To contact the SSVP conference call 07534546955.

The SSVP Furniture Project is based in Wishaw.  To donate any items of good quality, second-hand furniture, telephone 01698 372599 / 07483 363888 during office hours of 11.00am – 3.00pm Wednesday or Thursday.


Suites/Sofas must have fire retardant labels attached.

Legion of Mary

Who we are

We are an international association of lay Catholics who desire to serve the Church and their neighbour. We strive to proclaim the glory of God through the holiness of our members, develop a life of prayer and cooperate with the Church’s work under the tender care of Mary.

The Praesidium is local unit of the Legion; it meets weekly for prayer and for the management of Legion work.

How to join

St. Ninian’s and St. Cuthbert’s parish have a Legion of Mary presidium.

The requirement for joining is to be a baptised and practicing Catholic.

For further information, please contact:

Frank Nuttall – 07734 809969

Margaret Nuttall – 07946 324431

Mary Tobin – 07305 351389

St. Ninian’s and St. Cuthbert’s Legion of Mary group meets in the Mir Centre on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

To find out more about the work of the Legion of Mary please click on the links

One World Group

The One World Group, within the Parish of St. Ninian’s and St. Cuthbert’s has been active of a number of years with the aim of providing support to Mary’s Meals and SCIAF.  We do this by organising events to raise money, most recently our twice yearly Afternoon Teas have been a great success.  We are further supported by the generous donations made by parishioners, who enable us to continue providing much needed support.

The main area of support for Mary’s meals is continuing to pay for the food and upkeep of the kitchen in Yorodano Primary School in Malawi .  Additionally, any monies raised at the parish Martinmas event, which is held in November,  is used to purchase Real Gifts from SCIAF to help families in need throughout the world.

We further support SCIAF by making donations to their Emergency Appeal Funds when disasters occur.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the One World Group, please contact:-

Anne Hamilton – 07776080282
Sandra Murray – 07578755089


Click on the links below to find out more about the work of SCIAF and Mary’s Meals

Knitting Group / Craft Group

The Knitting Group first started in January 2018 and has helped bring young and old together for a time to chat, have tea and biscuits, and most importantly, to produce knitted squares which are sewn together to make blankets.  These blankets are then given to The Sisters of The Gospel of Life.

Younger members have learned an old but useful craft and the older members enjoy their company.

Since we started, we have donated a vast selection of blankets, baby clothes, adult hat and scarf sets, cushion covers, small woolly toys, and sums of money which were raised by raffling a blanket in each of our blanket displays.

Many people, members of the parish and the wider community have given generously of their time and talents, while others have given donations of wool, ribbon, needles, and money.

The Knitting Group is organised by Christine Maillie.

The Knitting Group has now evolved into a weekly Craft Group, incorporating various other crafts including crochet and card making.  We meet every Thursday between 10.00am and 12.00pm in the Mir Centre.  We have members joining us from Hillhouse Parish Church and other local churches.  Anyone can come along and learn a new skill or just for a cup of tea, company and chat.