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)
An update on re-opening the church can be found on our latest news page.
We hope to re-open our building in November.
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.
Dunlop Messy Church Saturday 24th October live on Messy Church Facebook page at 4pm.
100 Bags of Messy Church have been put together, in time for Messy Church this Saturday.
Come along to our Messy Church gazebo outside the Church Hall tomorrow,
any time between 10am and 1pm, to collect your bag.
This month’s theme is ‘Light’ and in your bag you’ll find everything you need for our craft activities - scissors,
tissue paper, glue, light-bangles, tea-lights and more!
Tune in on Facebook at 4pm this Saturday to watch Messy Church on-line.
We’ll be in touch with our regulars by email to find out if you’d like to get your bags delivered,
or would prefer to collect them from outside the Church Hall on Saturday morning.
Dunlop Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Thank you to all who donated to our Harvest Plant Fund.
A collection is also being taken for Christian Aid.
Christian Aid envelopes and collection bucket are available in Norman’s.
Donations and givings
If you would like to make a donation to Dunlop Kirk,
you can do so by clicking on this link
Donate to Church of Scotland - Dunlop.
We are most appreciative of all the support we receive from members and friends of our congregation and parish,
especially at this very difficult time.
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