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 Worship  10:00 am


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.

Sunday worship takes place at 10.00 am every week.

Refreshments are served in the Kirk Hall after the service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month for a time of fellowship.

A Service in the Kirk Hall is held on 4th Sunday of every month at 10.00 am and provides easy access for those with mobility problems.

A service is held in Barrhill Memorial Hall on the on the third Sunday of March, June, September and December at 3pm and will reflect the Church year.

On Wednesdays we hold our Coffee in the Kirk Hall in Colmonell from 10.30 am – 12 noon.

If you require any further details or the services of the Minister, please do not hesitate to contact the Minister, Rev’d Theo Corney or Session Clerk Mrs Claire Strain.


Sunday 23 June 2024

Psalm: 107: 1-3, 23-32

Mark 4: 35-41

Jesus Calms The Storm:

We considered today this important event which conveyed so much to Jesus’s disciples. 4 of the disciples were seasoned fishermen and knew well the dangers of Lake Galilee where storms often arose without prior warning.

Jesus was awakened and rebuked the wind and waves which immediately became calm. This showed them something of his authority and divinity.  The story reminds us that God can indeed intervene in situations should he wish to do so. But an even greater truth emerges from the passage, that the Lord is alongside us as we face the storms of life and can help us to weather any storm. As time progressed the disciples faced many persecutions and storms, but were able to live trusting that in Christ all would be well. We all face difficult situations in life, often God does not remove them, but he will help us to keep going assuring us of his loving presence. We can face any trial in life if we trust that God is there alongside us. In Psalm 23 and Romans 8 we see testimony of trust in a God who is there alongside us helping us to endure.

I related the story of John Harper, A Baptist Minister, who was aboard the Titanic when disaster struck. He gave his life jacket away. And he urged that the lifeboats be filled with women, children and the unsaved. As he floundered in the waters, he urged others to trust in Christ before it be too late and at least 1 person was converted at that time (and lived to tell the tale). The waters eventually overwhelmed Harper, who shouted Down, down, I`m going down, up, up, I am going up”. As one person put it “What a way to go, from the Atlantic to Gods nearer presence, serving Christ faithfully unto the end”. In the emergency situation Harper put others before self, and knew God to be with him.

God is with people who trust in Jesus Christ. He is an ever-present help in times of trouble. I urged those present to persevere in life’s storms and know that God is there. All will ultimately be well for those who trust in Christ.


Every blessing,

Rev`d Theo Corney

Ballantrae L/w St Colmon



Cherry blossom at the church gate, St Colmon, Colmonell

Springtime St Colmon Church 2024


Christmas Services 2023

Ballantrae and St Colmon Parish Churches Welcome You This Christmas Time

Barrhill Hall Service          Sunday 17th December   3.00 pm

Glenapp Church                  Wednesday 20th December   3.00 pm

St Colmon Church               Sunday 24th December   10.00 am

Ballantrae Church               Sunday 24th December    11.30 am

Christmas Eve Watchnight Service  St Colmon Church   Sunday 24th December  11.30 pm

Christmas Day Service  Ballantrae Church   Monday 25th December  10.00 am


On Sunday 5th November 2023 at 10.00 am there will be a Service of Communion at St Colmon Church

Sunday 13th November 2023: Remembrance Services:

9:30 am Act of Remembrance at Colmonell War Memorial

10.00 am Service of Remembrance at St Colmon Church

3.00 pm Act of Remembrance at Barrhill War Memorial

Colmonell War Memorial



February 2023

The collection for the DEC Turkey/Syria earthquake appeal has raised a total of £153.15

To see the approved Presbytery Mission Plan click here Ayr Presbytery Draft Mission Plan ver 1_6 APPROVED January 2023

The plan can also be found on the Documents page, along with other related documents.

The 250th Anniversary Exhibition was held on 29th October 2022

The sum of £257.10 was donated at the exhibition and tea.

Some pictures below & more can be seen in Photo Gallery:

250th Anniversary Exhibition St Colmon Church, Colmonell 2022

250th Anniversary Exhibition St Colmon Church 2022

250th Anniversary Exhibition St Colmon Church, Colmonell 2022

250th Anniversary Exhibition St Colmon Church 2022

Detail of window by Louis Davis, showing Knockdolian Hill,  Craigneil Castle and the River Stinchar. To see all the stained glass windows click here: St Colmon Stained Glass Windows

To see Ballantrae and St Colmon Newsletters go to the Documents page.


Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee in the Kirk Hall in Colmonell from 10.30 am – 12 noon for anyone who would like to attend. This is an informal gathering to share ideas and have a natter.

Photo Gallery

See more photographs of St Colmon Kirk and our community

St Colmon Kirk Session


  • Rev’d Theo Corney


  • Brian McIlwraith
  • Irene Wilson
  • David McCutcheon
  • George Bain



Minister – Rev Theo Corney – 01465 831252

01465 831252

South Ayrshire