St Colmon Parish Church

Caring :: Sharing :: Praying

Situated in the picturesque village of Colmonell, South Ayrshire

Morning Service

Our weekly Colmonell Sunday service is held at 10.00am. All are welcome.
There is also a service in the Barrhill Memorial Hall at 3.00pm on the third Sunday of the month.

Food & Friendship

The Food & Friendship group welcomes everyone and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in St Colmon Kirk Hall, Colmonell at 6:30pm for 7pm.

Prayer & Praise

Our world and our Churches need prayer, so please join us for a time of worship music and prayer in St Colmon Kirk Hall on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10am.

Bible Study

Do you wonder if the Bible is relevant today? Come and find the answers at our informal meetings with coffee/tea on 1st Thursday of the month 7.30pm in St Colmon Kirk Hall.

Parish Vacancy - The Good News

The linked Churches of Ballantrae and St Colmon begin a new era having appointed Rev Theo Corney who will be inducted as their minister at a service on 13th August. In March the Ayrshire Post published an article entitled “Churches facing the end of an era as parish minister calls it a day.” There was an element of the sensational about the reporting – ‘no one home’, ‘without a minister’, ‘crisis facing kirk congregations’ – as if God had deserted the Churches in the area. Of course, it would be foolish to deny that there are problems in the national church. There is a shortage of trained ministers, many congregations are falling in number and consequently it becomes more difficult to meet the financial demands of running a Church, and to find people to fill the necessary offices. However, the fact is that every congregation is alive and worshipping God on a Sunday morning at the appointed time. Some Churches may not have a minister, but God is ever present, and some congregations are welcoming new members. When necessary, members of our congregations pick up the reins and continue to deliver all activities and events. Some have been trained to lead worship and take funeral services. This year’s General Assembly of the Church of Scotland outlined the radical changes to come in structure and parish organisation, but one thing never changes – Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Those who know Him will continue to serve our loving faithful God.


St Colmon is a rural church set in the Stinchar Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Ayrshire.

The parish covers four villages: Colmonell, Barrhill, Pinwherry and Lendalfoot. St Colmon Parish Church is linked with the neighbouring Ballantrae Parish Church. We are a church keen to welcome locals and visitors as we learn more about what our faith means to us and how we can better serve God in our communities and in the world.

Every Sunday there is a service at 10:00am at the church in Colmonell. On the last Sunday of each month the service is held in the Kirk Hall, which has easy access and disabled parking. There is a service in the Barrhill Memorial Hall at 3.00pm on the third Sunday of the month. Refreshments are served after all services in St Colmon Church and Barrhill Hall. Children are welcome in church, where there is a children’s corner with toys, books and colouring materials.

The church is fitted with an induction loop.

Church Services and Events

REMEMBRANCE @ St Colmon Church 2019

Do you have photographs of loved ones associated with the armed forces, any nationality or conflict, and would you like to have a copy in the photographic memories exhibition in Church over the weekend?

Please contact Claire Pirrie on 841644.

Sat. 9th Nov:

10.30am to 4pm – St Colmon Church photographic memories exhibition with organ music. Refreshments in the Kirk Hall

Sun. 10th Nov:

9.30am – Colmonell War Memorial Act of Remembrance

10am – St Colmon Church Service of Remembrance

3pm – Barrhill War Memorial Act of Remembrance

3.30pm – Barrhill Memorial Hall Service of Remembrance

Mon. 11th Nov:

11am – Pinwherry War Memorial Act of Remembrance                                           

Ballantrae Church

Sun. 10th Nov:

11.30am – Ballantrae Church Service of Remembrance

12.30pm – Ballantrae War Memorial Act of Remembrance

Mon. 11th Nov:

2pm – Heronsford War Memorial Act of Remembrance

St Colmon Year Plan

DateEvent / serviceGeneral Information
07-JulSunday Worship 10am Colmonell
14-JulSunday Worship 10am Colmonell
21-JulSunday Worship 10am Colmonell
27-JulPrayer & Praise 10amKirk Hall
28-JulSunday Worship 10amKirk Hall
04-AugSunday Worship 10am Colmonell
11-AugSunday Worship 10am Colmonell
18-AugSunday Worship 10am Colmonell3pm Barrhill
25-AugSunday Worship 10amKirk Hall

Colmonell Circle

All are welcome. Usually held once a month in the evening, with Music and Refreshments and a special theme. Held in the St Colmon Kirk Hall.

Messy Church

Held in St Colmon Kirk Hall, Messy Church is a fun morning of crafts, music, story and brunch. For children up to 12 years old accompanied by family.

Bible Study

Held every month in St Colmon Kirk Hall. Informal discussion over coffee/tea to find out how the Bible can benefit our lives. All are welcome.

Photo Gallery

See more photographs of St Colmon Kirk and our community

St Colmon Kirk Session - May 2017

Back Row: David McCutcheon, Lynne McIlwraith, Rev Stephen Ogston, Anne McCutcheon, Andy Muir
Middle Row: Harriet Ellis, Irene Wilson, Claire Pirrie
Front Row: Brian McIlwraith, Anne Shankland

Kirk session

Latest News

Ballantrae Parish and St Colmon Parish also print a joint Newsletter every 2 months. See previous newsletters here.

NOTE: SAC Bereavement Services Officer, Lizzie Linton, has retired so in future please contact or call 01292 282387 and you will be directed to the appropriate person.


Minister – Vacant
Interim Moderator – Dr James Anderson – 01465 710059
Session Clerk – Mrs Claire Pirrie – 01465 841644
Treasurer -Mrs Claire Pirrie

01465 841644

South Ayrshire