St Colmon Parish Church

Caring :: Sharing :: Praying

Situated in the picturesque village of Colmonell, South Ayrshire

The Corona Virus

From your Session Clerk, Claire Pirrie
19th June 2020

From Monday 22nd June St Colmon Church can reopen for "individual prayer or contemplation" when I have completed the required risk assessments and maintaining the necessary hygiene and distancing precautions.

Due to the number of volunteers required to supervise and clean we will be unable to open the church for more than one day each week.

The church will be open each Sunday morning beginning on Sunday 28th June from 10am to 12noon. Please note this is for individual prayer or contemplation and cannot be for a service of worship.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. The full updated government route map can be found here. Please check you are looking at the June 18th update.

Best wishes & stay safe, Claire

Latest News

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

Offerings

Our Church building may be closed but the work of ministry and mission still goes on in many new ways and especially through the essential caring work […]

Church Newsletter May 2020

Please see the following documents for May 2020: Church Newsletter: Quiz – Ayrshire Towns and Villages: Good Samaritan Colouring pages: The Good Samaritan Sunday Club Newsletter:

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.

Reflection 25th March 2020

Feet fast in the stocks they sang praises! “... the jailer... put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them” Acts 16: 24-25. Paul had been witnessing to the Gospel message in Philipi. His loving actions in helping a young woman, which indirectly led to her no longer being able to be exploited; brought persecution from others. Many people were coming to believe in the risen Lord, and were filled with inner joy, but others were against the apostles teaching. Paul had fearlessly witnessed to his faith and he and Silas ended up being stripped and beaten, before being locked up in jail. There they were placed in stocks. Their feet would have been locked, and perhaps their hands and necks too. They were not disheartened. They didn’t give up. They were not moaning about the pain and discomfort they were in. They were filled with joy and sang praises to God. They prayed too; no doubt in adoration, confession, thanksgiving and intercession for others. Their present trials did not rob them of the joy of knowing God. Those around them were amazed, and were made to think; because these men had such faith in Jesus. Paul and Silas knew that their Lord should be praised, and they knew that he was with them, at all times through his spirit. We now face a situation of lockdown to try to minimize the spread of the Covid 19 virus. We all face change as our movements have been drastically reduced. We may in some respects feel imprisoned and frustrated not to be able to go about our daily routines. But, let us remember that God is still there for us. May we remember too, that God is Holy and is to be praised. May we pray that in his mercy, he would soon bring this difficult time to a close. May we know Gods presence and though restricted still continue to pray and sing praise to God. The book of Psalms is full of songs we can read which speak of God being at work in lots of different situations. May the way we live in these days (remembering the lonely and vulnerable) speak to others, in the same way that Paul and Silas singing praises did long ago. Every blessing, Rev`d Theo Corney

Welcome

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.

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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

Contacts

Minister – Rev Theo Corney – 01465 831252
Session Clerk – Mrs Claire Pirrie – 01465 841644
Treasurer – Mrs Claire Pirrie

01465 841644

Colmonell
Girvan
South Ayrshire
Scotland

stcolmon.sessionclerk@gmail.com