Dalrymple Parish Church Ayr South Ayrshire



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Who we are

Dalrymple Parish Church in Ayr, South Ayrshire is a Christian congregation serving the Ayr community and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey.

We seek to serve God by working for justice and peace, respect and learn from all the great faith traditions and desire to be known by the love we have for one another.


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Dalrymple Parish Church
4 Church Street
Ayr, South Ayrshire KA6 6DQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01292 618551

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Church Pastor

Rev Brian R Hendrie
Rev Brian R Hendrie
4 Church Street
Ayr, South Ayrshire KA6 6DQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01292 262420

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Brian was born and bred in Ayr and attended Braehead Primary School and then Ayr Academy.

After his schooling, he worked as a Travel Agent in Ayr and at Prestwick Airport, before he felt led by God to study for the ordained ministry. He began studying divinity in 1985 at Glasgow University and graduated in December 1989.

A few months earlier, in July 1989, he married Yvonne in the beautiful village of Portpatrick in south-west Scotland. The following year he completed his studies by gaining a Certificate in Ministry, also from Glasgow University.

In July 1990, he began serving as a Probationer at Kingcase Church in Prestwick. He was involved at Kingcase for nine months and then spent a further eight months as a Probationer at St Andrew’s West in Falkirk.

In January 1992 he was ordained and inducted into his first charge, Hawick Wilton with Teviothead in the Presbytery of Jedburgh. After a fruitful five years there, he served in churches in the presbyteries of Falkirk, Perth and Buchan before his induction to Maybole with Crosshill in September, 2010.

During his ministry in Maybole, the parish church found its new home within The Carrick Centre, and Brian had the privilege of conducting the first worship service there in January 2012.

He was inducted into St Leonard’s l/w Dalrymple in March 2015, and served two years as the Moderator of Ayr Presbytery from 2018 until 2020.

Currently he is Vice-Convener of the Business and Nomination Committee in Ayr Presbytery; and the Interim Moderator at Monkton and Prestwick North Parish Church. He is also on the management committees of the local Street Pastors and The Ayr Ark. In addition he was recently appointed, (with Yvonne), as an ambassador for Ayrshire Cancer Support.

Brian and Yvonne have a daughter, Chloe, (born in 1997).

Away from working responsibilities, Brian enjoys reading, sports, cycling short distances (!), and spending quality ‘caravan time’ as often as possible down the coast at Maidens.

And finally, it will come as no surprise to his congregations to know that his favourite bible passage is the parable of the Prodigal Son!

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Dalrymple Parish Church Service Times

Sunday worship is conducted at our sister linked church, Dalrymple Parish Church, at 9.30 am and at St Leonard’s at 11.00am. All welcome.
Good News Bibles are in the pews with hymns being selected from CH4 and Mission Praise.

Joint services are held with Dalrymple in July, and with other congregations in the town to celebrate , for example, Holy Week. A Watchnight service is held on Christmas Eve.
Communion services are held four times a year with short after-service communions each month where there is no full Communion.

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A creche is available for children aged 0 – 3 years old. Tea & coffee after the service.

Sunday School

The Sunday School has been discountinued this year due to the very small numbers attending. However a Sunday Club will be available if youngsters attend at any time in the future, perhaps on holiday, or attending a baptism.   Edit
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7:30 pm. Weekly from September to June.

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The Choir of enthusiastic and committed members provides a much valued lead in worship, guiding the congregation through new or less well known hymns, singing introits and anthems of varied choral work under the guidance of our dedicated organist and choir leader.

The Church Choir's membership at the moment stands at 19; 9 Sopranos, 6 altos, 4 men; and they are a very enthusiastic and committed group of people. Each Sunday the choir sings an Introit and an Anthem (except in July and August when there is usually just an Introit). The music is fitted into the theme of the service and is part of a mixed repertoire - including 'unknown' hymns from CH4, John Bell 'songs', John Rutter's compositions, and pieces by classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Schubert etc.,and lots of other pieces.

Curling Team

We are a thriving Club with room for new members. To celebrate the Club's 30th Anniversary in November 2019, a luncheon was held and members and partners, and several past members who had 'hung up the brush', enjoyed a day of chat and catching up. The Season itself was a busy one with many games, several success stories and ,of course, the not so successful ones, but at the end of the day it is the fun and fellowship which matters.

The Club's outing to Stranraer was cancelled due to the current virus situation leaving us with a surplus of prize Easter Eggs which were donated to the food bank.
The Season itself was a busy one with many games, several success stories and ,of course, the not so successful ones, but at the end of the day it is the fun and fellowship which matters. Hoping in 2021 to meet and have our AGM and get going again sometime soon after August.

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The power of Christian prayer I am in Thy Presence
Help me, Lord, to remember that Christianity is not to be confined to the church ... nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that everywhere I am in Thy Presence.
Dalrymple Parish Church listing was last updated on the 3rd of February, 2022
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