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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.

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 enthusiastic SATB choir.
  • Fortnightly midweek service.
  • 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.
  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
  • Sewing Group meeting alternate Mondays. Producing scarves, gloves and blankets for charity.
  • Cuppa and Blether on Monday afternoons.

About us:

Revd Jim McCulloch

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. 

The Late Revd Ada MacLeod

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We now have another Locum Minister, the Reverend Willie Hall, and another Interim Moderator, the Reverend Colin Brockie. We look now to the future, and the Church and Church family have never been more important . On September the 5th 2021, our Church reopened. Gradually our activities pre-pandemic are starting, for example, the Wednesday Service, coffee mornings,the Thrift Shop and the Cuppa and a Blether.

What’s Happening:

SUMMER BEETLE DRIVE!

Hurlford Church presents a Summer Beetle Drive on Friday August 2nd at 7pm. Tickets £4. All ages welcome! Includes a light supper. For tickets please contact Margaret on 07378 341 150

WEEKLY CHURCH NOTES

Here is our Session Clerk, Elizabeth Lauchlan’s Weekly Church Notes to the Kilmarnock Standard for Wednesday 10th of July 2024. HURLFORD CHURCH Worship on Sunday July 14th is at 11am and will be conducted by Mrs Janice Grant, Worship Leader. You are invited to the church hall for tea/coffee and a time of fellowship at …

Contact:

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

Contact the Church Safeguarding Coordinator, Rachel Houston on 01563-571436 for enquiries regarding safeguarding issues.  Below is a link to the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service also.

 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about-us/safeguarding-service

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

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

The Church address is 12 Main Road, Crookedholm,  KA3 6JT.

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