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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 new Minister, Revd Ada V MacLeod who was inducted into her charge on Thursday 7th of June 2018. Please come along to hear all that Ada has to share with us. Ada was previously Associate Minister at Paisley Abbey and then at Glasgow Cathedral and came to us from her previous charge at Toryglen Parish Church in Glasgow. We are lucky to have a Minster with such a wealth of previous experience.

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, 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  MacLeod take up her charge on 7th June 2018.  Ada, Calum and the family have  now moved into the Manse and it gives us great joy to have a Manse family there once more!  We are indeed blessed!

 

 

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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.