15 February 2018
The vine and the branches
From the Reformation in 1560, worship has been carried out in the Parish of Monkton and Prestwick. In 1837 a new Parish Church was opened and renamed as St Cuthbert’s after the new St Nicholas Church was opened in 1908. After the Disruption in 1843, Prestwick Free Church – later to become Prestwick North Church – and the present centre of worship – was built. The first minister was the Rev. Thomas Burns, the nephew of the poet. Worship has been continuous in the church since that time – through the union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland in 1929 – until the present. The congregations of St Cuthbert’s and Prestwick North were reunited in 1981. Through these years the Good News of God’s love, through Jesus, has been proclaimed and we envisage continuing to be a vibrant model of Christian worship.
The Café, with its unique stained glass windows, is situated at Monkton Cross and is open Monday to Wednesday from 10.00am until 3.00pm.
At the end of the year donations are given to both local charities and organisations throughout the world.
The project has provided a focal point in Monkton where people can meet and enjoy home-made soup, freshly made sandwiches and home baking in addition to Fairtrade tea and coffee. It has also proved popular with aircraft enthusiasts due the excellent views over the main runway at Prestwick Airport.
Monkton Community Church has been extending and expanding services and facilities. Church groups and training and specialist groups are more and more using the facilities for day conferences, evening events and Saturday celebrations. The halls are fully equipped for audio visuals to meet modern requirements and the Tower room can also cater for small groups of up to 6 people.
If you would like to book for a function or require more information about the facilities available, please ring Robert Gibson (Hall Let Co-ordinator) on 01292 479248. If the date you require is available he will then put you in contact with the person who deals with catering.
For further information on the Pioneer Café and the Monkton Community Church please contact the church office (01292 678810).
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Charity No. SC004271