Fellowship and Community

If there is one thing that Kay Park members do exceedingly well it is Fellowship.

Kay Park Parish Church Strollers

If there is one thing that Kay Park members do exceedingly well it is Fellowship. Each year a party of around 50 goes on a pilgrimage in May to various parts of the United Kingdom; we have worshipped in Iona, Lindisfarne, York, Cartmel, Crathie and many other parts of the UK. The 2017 Pilgrimage was to Belfast. A few members of other churches join us and once they have enjoyed the fellowship on one of our pilgrimages they return.

Our monthly walking group is called Kay Park Parish Church Strollers; they stroll companionably for an hour or so and finish the morning with coffee and scones. A group called the Kay Park Striders is about to be formed for those who like more challenging walks! LunchBreak opens every second Thursday at lunchtime offering home-made soups and puddings, along with tea/coffee and biscuits for only £3.00. This brings many people into the church, along with their friends, and touches them with the fellowship that abounds among the people who make and who serve the food. The Friendship Club on alternate Thursday afternoons has a regular attendance of around 60, who will enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and a delicious afternoon tea. Again the attendance is made up of people from churches other than our own and of none.

A group of men meet in church on a Monday to work in the grounds of the church, looking after the garden, or repairing and maintaining the halls. They also have their tea and cakes and it is then that they discuss the fortunes of Kilmarnock Football Club, a topic which unites them.

Food seems to be a theme here – there is little that our members like better than enjoying a meal around a table and we believe that it is in the Christian tradition to break bread and drink wine together. So we have lunches for the congregation, suppers, Christmas lunches and Burns Suppers and get to know each other better across a table.