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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 now have a Minister Elect, Revd Ada Macleod and are pleased to announce her Induction is set for Thursday the 7th of June at 7 pm. Please note that Presbyters have to meet at 6:45 p.m.

We look forward  to all that Ada will share with us in her new Ministry.  Photo courtesy of the Daily Record.

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:

Worship

  • 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 in April 2016, and  we were  extremely lucky in having Revd Dr Samuel Hosain Lamarti as our Locum Minister for over a year during the vacancy.  Sam has moved on to be Locum at Darvel Parish Church and we have pulpit supply at this time. We were extremely forunate in having the Revd Ada V MacLeod become our Minister Elect and we had hoped she could take up her duties in March.  Ada was unwell and her Induction had to be postponed.

Ada  is now well again and Presbytery have set the date of Thursday 7th of June for Ada’s  Induction and we hope there will be a good turnout. We look forward with great joy to Ada’s Ministry and all she will share with us. Ada, Calum and the family will soon be moving into the Manse and it gives us great joy to have a Manse family there once more!  We are indeed blessed!

Photo courtesy of the Daily Record.

 

 

What’s Happening:

Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship on the 27th of May with Presbytery Reader Donald MacLean. The organist will be Ronald Swanson . Come along to hear all Donald has to share with us. On Sunday 28th of January 2018 the Revd. Ada V MacLeod preached in Hurlford Church as sole nominee. Revd. MacLeod was unanimously voted Hurlford Church …

Contact:

Contact the Webmaster at: fabricconvenor@hotmail.com or phone 01563-571436 for inquiries relating to the web page only.

If you wish to inquire about hall letts please phone Robert Strachan, Clerk to the Board on 01563-521866.

Other inquiries should be addressed to the Session Clerk, Elizabeth Lauchlan on 01563-537381.