OTC represents the desire of the four congregations to seek and serve Christ jointly rather than separately. The four separate congregations began working together in the early 1980’s and that led to the opening of the original Wynd Centre in 1984 – a centre for coffee, conversation and worship – and as the host to a variety of community organisations.
Our mission and constitution is unique because it make us part of two denominations. The remarkable feature of this union was that it was driven by the congregations. Consequently, OTC is in the membership of the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church.
Oakshaw Trinity Church, in common with all churches, exists to proclaim the good news of Christ in our place and context.
“Proclamation” consists not only of regular worship, but service to, and presence in, the community, by which signs others see something of Christ’s Kingdom.
OTC is committed to care for people in pastoral need, to provide an opportunity for worship and fellowship, and to empower individual members for witness and service.
We have a sincere view that this must underpin what we do, individually and collectively in our Witness, work and worship.
Read more about how the four Churches came together and background information on the Congregations that now worship as one by clicking on the links below.
- A Tour of the Church
- Background to Oakshaw Trinity
- How Oakshaw Trinity Church was born
- Orr Square Church
- Paisley High Church
- School Wynd Congregational Church
- St. John’s Church
- Other Congregational Ministries