St Colmon Parish Church

Caring :: Sharing :: Praying

Situated in the picturesque village of Colmonell, South Ayrshire


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

Sunday 10:00am


One-way system for access with hand sanitising available.

Please bring your own Bible if you wish.

Please follow Scottish Government Guidance:


  • Face coverings to be worn in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded areas
  • Clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly and thoroughly
  • 2 metre distancing remains in place
  • Self-isolate and book a test immediately if you have high temperature / fever, cough, or loss of smell


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.


30 November 2020
Matthew 4: 18-20
Hymn CH4 339 Sing of Andrew, John`s disciple

Happy St Andrews Day! St Andrew is patron saint of Scotland as well as Russia and Greece. St Andrew is wonderful example to us all of an authentic Christian life. So, what do we know about St Andrew? St Andrew was a genuine man of faith who earnestly sought after God. He was a disciple of John the Baptist; whose role was to prepare people to receive the ministry of Jesus. St Andrew was along with a colleague one of Jesus first disciples. He was a successful fisherman and Jesus had said to him and another as they were sorting out their nets at the lakeside: “Come and I will make you fishers of men”. At once Andrew followed Jesus to find out more and became a life-long follower of Christ. He left everything behind because he could see, that following Jesus and learning from his teachings, were the most important things he could do.

In Johns gospel it is suggested that when Andrew had met Jesus, he brought his brother Simon (Peter) along to Jesus. He often throughout his life brought others into Jesus presence. He introduced people to Jesus, his love and personality and goodness. Often in art and in stained glass windows Andrew is depicted leaving his nets to follow our Lord. Andrew continued to evangelise after Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead. He declared forth Gods love and forgiveness for those who have faith in Jesus. He preached the gospel as far as the Black Sea and brought many Gentiles to know Christ.

In Scotland we have the Saltire as our flag. It has the diagonal lines on it because in Patros in Greece ..”he was given the choice of being offered as a sacrifice to the gods or being scourged and crucified. By his own request the cross was diagonal. He like his brother Peter, felt himself unworthy to crucified on the upright Cross of Christ.” Andrew hung on the cross fixed on by rope for three days before he died, even in his agony he continued to preach. He was willing to suffer because he knew Jesus to be Gods Son and that Jesus can forgive our sins. It has also been suggested that the Saltire is a multiplication sign. Andrew brought the young boy with two small loaves and three fishes to Jesus, and from the offering Jesus fed 5000 people. When we bring our gifts to God, he can use them mightily- can multiply them to bless others.

So, as we think of St Andrew may we remember how he gave of himself, to show others that Jesus loves us. And may we use our gifts however small to bless others because God can take them and multiply them wonderfully.

Make the day count!

Advent Sunday 2020
Isaiah 64: 1-9
1 Cor 1: 3-9
Mark 13: 24-37

Hymns O come; O come & There`s a light upon the mountain

Advent Sunday is the first Sunday of the Church year and begins the preparation time for Christmas. We know that this Advent and Christmas will be very different for most of us owing to Covid 19. The Church in Ballantrae was reminded that this time of year provides extra opportunities to witness to our faith and to share the truth of what Christmas is truly all about. The Christmas message reminds us that God understands the struggles we face and brings to his people his presence and joy and peace.

During Advent the church considers the idea of God drawing near. Supremely God visited us when Jesus took on human flesh and was born among us as. Many people did not recognise Jesus for who he was, but for those that did there were wonderful blessings to receive.

On Advent Sunday the focus is on the end. The church acknowledges the truth that Christ will come again and that when he does so he will judge the living and the dead. Jesus spoke on many occasions about his second advent and the early church gained much hope from the truth that Christ will come again and soon.

We looked at the words from our Lord and noted that it doesn’t matter too much when our Lord is going to return but that he finds us ready, waiting, and watching for his coming. Those who have faith do not need to fear this time but can look forward with hope knowing that the world is heading somewhere, and life does have meaning. The Lords people will be safe from harm when he comes to reign. His angels will gather his elect together and place them away from harm.

May we live lives trusting that Christ will come again. May we bless others too that they might be ready for when he comes. May we abound in hope this advent as we remember the true meaning of Christmas, that Jesus is Emmanuel- God with us.

Every blessing,
Rev`d Theo Corney

Latest News

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

Church Newsletter July 2020

Please see the following documents for July 2020: Church Newsletter: God’s Promise Sunday School Newsletter: Rainbow colouring and crossword: Noahs Ark story printable:  

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.

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


Minister – Rev Theo Corney – 01465 831252
Session Clerk – Lynne McIlwraith – 01465 831390
Treasurer – Mrs Claire Pirrie

01465 831390

South Ayrshire