Welcome to Hurlford Church website. We are a community church serving the parishioners of Hurlford and Crookedholm. All are welcome in our homely church. We are between ministers at this time but are being served meantime by our Locum Minister, the Revd Dr Samuel Hosain Lamarti.

The Church building was erected in 1857. Formerly known as Reid Memorial Church, a union with nearby Hurlford Kirk took place in 1995. The new church is known as Hurlford Church. Since then the united congregations have integrated well. Many visitors have commented on our friendly welcome.

The  Pipe Organ is two manual Forster & Andrews pipe organ built in 1878, and it was transferred from Hurlford Kirk at the Union. Currently there is a rota of four organists covering Sunday worship, and additional services.

Mission Statement

  • Our aim is to worship God together
  • Encourage personal faith and Prayer
  • Spread the good news and care for others
  • As part of the world wide Church of the Lord Jesus Christ

Worship & Life of Congregation:


  • Sunday worship – with Sunday school and enthusiastic SATB choir.
  • Monthly service with Torrance Care Home and at Newhouse Residential Home for disabled adults with additional support needs.
  • Fortnightly midweek service.
  • Weekly prayer meeting.
  • There is a diet of Communion, traditionally in April and October.

Life of Congregation

  • Guild meeting on alternate Tuesdays – September to April.
  • Guild operated Thrift Shop in Spring and Autumn.
  • Men’s club on Friday evenings for carpet bowls.
  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
  • Sewing Group meeting alternate Mondays. Producing scarves, gloves and blankets for charity.
  • HIVE(Crossreach), developing confidence, self esteem through social contact

About us:

Our church is in the parish of Hurlford, situated in East Ayrshire. We are three miles from Kilmarnock with good road links to the M77 to Glasgow and the A71 towards Edinburgh or the Ayrshire coast. The twin villages of Crookedholm and Hurlford are friendly places with an industrial legacy of mining and metal forging.  The villages are surrounded by farmland in the  Irvine Valley. There are lovely walks nearby. Though we have an industrial past we are now mainly  commuter villages.  We have a primary school in the villages with an academy in Galston and three academies in Kilmarnock. Hurlford and Crookedholm have local shops.

After twenty years service, our Minister retired, and now we are looking for a Minister who is a people person, a good communicator and a good organiser.  We are looking for someone who can give encouragement and leadership while teaching God’s word.


Contact the Webmaster at: fabricconvenor@hotmail.com or phone 01563-571436.

Should you wish to know any details about the Church Ministry vacancy contact the Secretary to the Nominating Committee Rachel Houston on  01563-571436 or email rachelhehouston@gmail.com.   Alternatively phone our Interim Moderator H Taylor Brown on 01563-529920 or email hbrown@churchofscotland.org.uk.