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.
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 at 3.00 pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month in Barrhill Memorial Hall.
On Wednesdays we hold our Coffee in the Kirk Hall in Colmonell from 10 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.
26th November 2023
Matthew 25: 31-46
Christ the King
The Sunday before Advent is known as the Festival of Christ the King and reflects on the nature of Christs kingship. A lot of our theology around Christs Kingship comes from our hymns and today we sang Rejoice The Lord is King, You are the King of Glory, The Sevant King and I cannot tell.
We reflected on the kind of king that Jesus is. We noted that he is exalted to the highest heavens where he reigns. We noted that he is all knowing and all powerful. We noted how he humbled himself leaving the glory of the heavens to be born into this world of ours. Jesus was the king born to die and he knows what the pressures of this life are like. Our king is a loving king, he came to this world to show us Gods love and to suffer in our place upon the cross. The kingdom of God was demonstrated through loving acts of our Lord and he taught that his kingdom is present where his will is done. Jesus deserves all praise and honour, and it is right that we make him king and lord of our lives. We need to allow him to reign in our hearts.
Our reading for today depicted our lord sitting on his throne in majesty, to judge the world, separating the sheep from the goats. Jesus gave this parable which depicts his awesome majesty. It is a parable which is very challenging, because it suggests that Christ will judge us according to our deeds. Because each one of us falls short of the mark, we often find parables such as these humbling. The service that the lord requires from us according to the parable is showing loving care in action to those in need. And the truth is expressed that when we serve others, we are serving Christ himself or when we neglect to serve, we are neglecting Christ. When we reflect on this parable may we remember the one who told it. He was a friend of outcasts and sinners and came to offer love and forgiveness. May those who have been blessed by him serve others and share Christs love far and wide. There are blessings available for all who will submit to our Lords just and gentle rule. We can look for opportunities day by day to serve others and we can help the poor and lowly at a distance through various modern means. May we live our lives serving others.
Rev`d Theo Corney
Ballantrae and St Colmon Parish Churches Welcome You This Christmas Time
Christmas Services 2023:
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
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:
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 am – 12 noon for anyone who would like to attend. This is an informal gathering to share ideas and have a natter.
See more photographs of St Colmon Kirk and our community
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