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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 presently have a Locum Minister, Reverend Willie Hall, formerly Minister of the Old High Kirk in Kilmarnock.
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.
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
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, Revd James McCulloch 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 moved on to be Locum at Darvel Parish Church and we were blessed to have a new Minister, Revd Ada V MacLeod take up her charge on 7th June 2018.
Ada, Calum and the family moved into the Manse and it gave us great joy to have a Manse family there once more. Sadly, Ada’s tenure was all too brief as she passed away on 14th of March 2020. We only had Ada as our Minister for 18 months, far less time than we had all hoped for, but we have so many happy memories of her Ministry. Our prayers extend to Calum and the family.
We now have another Locum Minister, the Reverend Willie Hall, and another Interim Moderator, the Reverend Colin Brockie. We look now to the future, in these uncertain, difficult times, in the hope that God knows our way forward and it is in times like these that the Church and Church family have never been more important. Unfortunately, we are now in a situation where all churches are closed to congregations. We hold true to the Word and Deeds of the Lord and know that soon we will reunite as a congregation in our Church, Blessed be the Lord! Amen!
Hold fast folks! Now is not the time to go against government and medical advice. We can beat this virus and once again worship in our little church, but as our new Moderator, the Very Reverend Martin Fair has said, we should be looking to the future and perhaps new technologies and this is perhaps the catalyst for that.
A letter from our Missionary Partners, the Borlase family Click on the links below to see the pages.. https://hurlfordchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/img20200717_16515023.pdf https://hurlfordchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/img20200717_16532078.pdf x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-+-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x A Message from the Church of Scotland regarding new guidance to help churches manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown. Updated Guidance from the Church of Scotland in PDF form below. Please note that this new guidance …