Who we are
Lylesland Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland, which covers the whole of Scotland through its parish system. The Church of Scotland is Trinitarian, which means that we believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It belongs to the reformed tradition. And it is Presbyterian, which means that the ministers and elders together govern the church, through Kirk Sessions, local Presbyteries and the annual General Assembly in Edinburgh. It exists to glorify God and to work for the advancement of Christís kingdom throughout the world. Lylesland takes its place within this context as a local church with particular responsibility for the parish in which it is set. We are called to be the body of Christ here.
Would you like to join us?
Exploring Church Membership
These are held after the morning services (after weíve had a cup of tea or coffee!) for four weeks from time to time as advertised and will each last around 45 minutes.
If you think you might be interested in attending please contact the minister.


Ministry Team:
Rev Alistair Cook BSc CA BD
Alistair was a Chartered Accountant in professional practice in Glasgow for 22 years. Then, sensing a call to the ministry, he undertook the necessary training, graduating in divinity from Glasgow University in 2007. Following placements during his degree at Cadder Church in Bishopbriggs, Stewartfield New Charge Development in East Kilbride and Strathaven Rankin linked with Chapelton he was assistant minister at Maxwell Mearns Castle Church in Newton Mearns for fifteen months. In response to Godís call he was ordained and inducted to Lylesland on 13th November 2008.

Church Officer
John Caldwell