Welcome to Dunlop Kirk
although our buildings are closed for now our Church family is here to care and support.
Our Services of Worship are recorded and can be viewed here
Services are live on Facebook.
Services can be listened to by calling 01505 805500 (local call rate)
We are currently in Phase 3 of the easing of lockdown, and congregations around Scotland are considering whether or not to open their church buildings. Before we can gather in our building again, we have to meet additional health and safety requirements, and our seating capacity would be reduced to 18 to comply with the 2m physical distancing requirement.
As you may have heard, some congregations have already made the decision to reopen, and others have decided to wait until Phase 4 or until the physical distancing requirement is reduced from 2m.
A small group of Congregational Board members is currently considering how best to proceed, and will report back to the next Board meeting when a formal decision will be made.
Meantime, I’d just like to let you know we don’t anticipate opening our building until probably late September.
You can find the Church of Scotland’s Guidance at this link.
Please contact Rev Alison McBrier or Session Clerk, Margo McMurdo (contact page), if you have any questions or would like to have a chat about how we might gather to worship safely and meaningfully as we ease our way out of lockdown.
View our Ranbow pictures on our Facebook page here
Dunlop is a small, friendly village in rural Ayrshire.
We in Dunlop Parish Church of Scotland feel that our church is at the heart of the community.
We have a long and proud history of loving and serving the people of our parish, which also includes the communities of Burnhouse, Lugton, Newmill and the Halket.
Dear friends and neighbours, as this crisis develops it is increasingly clear that we need to avoid physical contact and stay at home as much as possible, so the church doors will have to remain closed.
We know that God is always active in our lives and our world.
There has been tremendous community spirit in the parishes of Caldwell and Dunlop, and we are seeing that reflected across the country.
I'm going to have a shot at using Facebook Live for a short time of reflection and prayer on Sunday morning. Look out for that on the Church Facebook pages. I'll also provide a range of on-line resources to help you worship in your own homes. Check the TV and Radio schedules for other Acts of Worship that you can watch or listen to.
Remember that physical distancing does not mean social distancing - we are social creatures and we can maintain our social contact by whatever means we have - on and off-line. Emails, phone calls, waving and smiling at a safe physical distance.
And we can pray - for our communities - people of all ages.
For all those whose lives and occupations are disrupted, and who are struggling with financial uncertainty.
For those who are working to maintain supply chains, and essential services. For our civic and religious leaders.
For all those who work in healthcare - in whatever capacity.
For researchers and scientists who are working to create treatments and a vaccine.
Keep caring for each other, as I know you are.
Please pass on my words here to anyone you know is not on-line.
Peace, and hope, and love be with you all,
Rev Alison McBrier,
Caldwell and Dunlop Parish Churches