Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal

Any toys that are being donated to this appeal must be dropped off by Thursday 10 December at any of: Moira Graham Braehead Court, Jeanette Steven DeWalden Terrace, Eleanor Hamilton Glasgow Road.

Advent/Christmas 2020

The church building will be open each Sunday in up to the 20th December but will be closed on Sunday 27 December.  On Sunday 27 a special service by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland will be available online and with the telephone.

Christmas Eve

There will be a service of Carols and Reading online and with the telephone.

Please do spread the news to family, friends and neighbour of how they can access our worship at this special time of the year.


As East Ayrshire is now in level 4 the number of those we are allowed to accommodate in the Sanctuary is reduced. For the next three Sundays, 22 November,29 November and 6December the number is limited to 20, including the minister, stewards and media desk.  We are of course continuing with worship on the telephone and online. If we then move back to level 3 we will be able to accommodate 28 people plus the minister, stewards and media desk.

Prisoners week 2020 ‘NOT ALONE’

This year’s theme has emerged from the experience of COVID-19 – a reassurance to people affected by imprisonment that they are Not Alone.  During the week we are highlighting the many different types of support and presence available to people. 

The week kicks off with a

Virtual Launch Service at 10am on Sunday 15th November – accessed on the Prisoners Week Scotland Facebook page.  Recordings of the service will also be played over prison TV channels, where available, meaning that people in prison, their families, external organisations and congregations will all be watching the Launch Service at the same time.

In addition to various activities around the prisons there will be 4 zoom forums on different aspects of support which we hope you will sign up for

 Forum 1     Pastoral Care in Prisons      Sunday 15th Nov @ 3pm    

 Forum 2     Support Inside Prisons         Tuesday 17th Nov @ 3pm    

 Forum 3     Support Outside Prisons      Wednesday 18th Nov @ 7pm    

 Forum 4     Support for Families             Thursday 19th Nov @ 7pm    

 You can find out more about the Forums and a link to register in the attachment to this email or by going to  where you can also find posters to download and other information about Prisoners Week 2020.

Denis Duncan Lecture

This event is on the evening of Monday 16th November, from 7pm – 9pm. This free event is online and our speaker will be Ruth Harvey, Leader of the Iona Community. The title for the lecture is “Where healing and reconciliation meet”. We will also hear from Gillian Straine, Director of the Guild of Health & St. Raphael, as she shares about their new initiative “Healthy Healing Hubs”. The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Martin Fair, will form part of the panel to answer any questions following the lecture. 

To register, please follow this link –

For further information, please contact Robbie Morrison, Mission Development Worker (West) at