Holy Trinity Mothers’ Union meet in the MacAndrew Room in the Church Hall on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 2.15pm. Membership is open to men too. We are a Global Christian Charity providing support for families since 1876 with over 4 million members worldwide. Our focus is on many things, eg fighting against gender based violence, improving lives of children, running parenting groups and countless other practical ways to help support families.
The Women’s Fellowship is an open and friendly group of women of any age which meets on the 1st and the 3rd Monday of the month at 2.15pm in the MacAndrew Room of the Church Hall. The season runs from late September until Holy Week. Our meetings take the form of talks, such as from a representative of a charity, or illustrated travel talks by a member, or an informal tea party.
During Lent, the tradition is to have a five week series of Lent Talks given by the Rector, and these are open to all members of the congregation and worshippers, even if not ‘signed up’.
The Fellowship exists to encourage members to share the company of fellow church members in a relaxed atmosphere and deepen the Christian ethos of our church.
Are you looking for somewhere to meet other Crafters’? A warm welcome awaits you on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00-4.00pm in the MacAndrew Room (except the last Tue of the month).
Apart from personal progress we have contributed to projects as they arise, eg Teddy bears for Malawi children, balaclavas and beanies for Seafarers, and bonding squares for the Neo-natal Unit at Crosshouse Hospital.
The Group was originally established when a member of the congregation suggested making tapestry covers for the kneelers in the Church – many members of the congregation supported this project and over 300 kneelers were covered.
Come along, have a cup of tea and share your skills.
Sales table and book stall
Members of the congregation bring along any unwanted items and books and we hold a Sales table usually on the 3rd Sunday each month. Items vary but we can often have home made marmalade, jam, home baking and vegetables too. Any monies raised go into Church funds to help where needed. It also gives an additional social aspect to our after service coffees and great for recommending books you have enjoyed to others.
Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal
For more than ten years members of Holy Trinity have supported this appeal. Blythswood is a Christian charity which works with local partners in Eastern Europe to alleviate poverty in countries such as Romania, Albania and Moldova. Life due to poverty, illness, disability or other disadvantages can lead to feelings of hopelessness and even despair. By filling a shoebox with essentials such as a warm clothing and toiletries plus a little luxury like a small toy for a young child, a lipstick for a woman, a razor for a man we bring some joy into these lives.
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South Ayrshire Trussell Trust Foodbank
For some years Holy Trinity has collected food items for South Ayrshire Foodbank. There is a box at the back of the church for donations which are taken to the Trussell Trust depot in Prestwick. With the current situation of Covid-19, more and more people are going hungry. We all try to help by giving non perishable items to help alleviate this dreadful need in our community. For further information click here
The Toy Service has been an annual event at Holy Trinity for many years. It is held at the beginning of December. New toys are gifted by members of the congregation for disadvantaged children living in Ayrshire. After the service, in which the gifts are blessed, the toys are delivered to the local Women’s Aid who work with Social Services to distribute them to those in need.
Ayr and Prestwick Street Pastors
Street Pastors have been patrolling the streets of Ayr and Prestwick on Saturday nights since December 2015. The 20 Pastors help people out for the night to have a safe and enjoyable night operating out of Holy Trinity Ayr, Church Hall. They are well known for providing flip flops to prevent injury when walking barefoot and support those awaiting transport to either home or hospital. If asked they share what Jesus means in their lives.