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Our Church

Church 1Livingstone Parish Church is located in Stevenston, on the Ayrshire coast, a small town with a population of around 9000 residents. Situated within the boundaries of the Church of Scotland’s Presbytery of Ardrossan, Stevenston Livingstone is linked with Stevenston Ardeer which is a neighbouring parish. The Church can seat up to 450 people and has attached halls featuring modern facilities for use in the 21st century.

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Sunday Worship

Morning Worship is conducted every Sunday in Livingstone Church at 10.30am. This is a shared worship service for both Ardeer and Livingstone congregations. The two congregations also come together for several other services throughout the year e.g. Remembrance Day, the Christmas Eve Service. Several times a year we also join with other Churches in Stevenston …

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Midweek Reflection

Every Wednesday morning, we enjoy Coffee & Company on Zoom at 10.30am. If you missed it, you can catch up on the short reflection here which is accompanied by a couple of praise items.

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Rev. Dave Sutherland, B.D. 2017-Present Although I was born in Edinburgh, I was about 10 years old when we as a family moved to Dundee. I completed school there and in 1978 joined Tayside Police as a Police Cadet. In 1980, I was appointed as Constable with Tayside Police and served there for 30 years. I was …

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Session Clerk

The main duties of a Session Clerk are:- With the moderator or interim moderator to call and prepare for meetings of the Kirk Session; To keep minutes of Kirk Session meetings; To attend to correspondence, including the issuing of Extracts; To be responsible for all Records of the congregation; To submit the records of the …

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Unitary Constitution

As part of the Unitary Constitution, groups are formed to take forward and develop the work and life of the church. At present we have chosen to have Finance, Pastoral Care, Learning and Communication and Outreach.   Pastoral Care Pastoral Care aims to provide support and comfort for those who are in poor health,housebound or in need …

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Fabric Committee

Livingstone’s origin in the Free Church Movement may account for the grit and determination shown by many of its members, over many years, in giving of their time and skill in order to maintain the Church and its Halls, and to keep them fit for purpose. The present members of the Fabric Group continue to …

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Office Bearers

The Kirk Session As a Presbyterian church the Kirk is governed by elders and ministers sitting in a series of courts. Each congregation is led by their Kirk Session. The prime purpose of the Kirk Session is in leading the spiritual life of the church. As our church now follows a unitary constitution the Kirk …

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Church Magazine

Faith and Fellowship is the joint Church Magazine of Ardeer and Livingstone Churches. To read the March 2021 edition, simply click on the image below.                

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Network Magazine

Network is the quarterly magazine of Ardeer Parish Church which is compiled and edited by Margaret Kelso. To read the September 2018 edition, simply click on the image below.     

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Our Church – A History

In the year 1843 the Rev. Dr. Landsborough, minister of Stevenston Parish Church (the High Kirk), walked out of the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, along with a great number of other ministers and elders, to found the Free Church of Scotland. The event became known as “The Disruption” and was to …

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Past Ministers of the Congregation

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Roots on the Web

What is ROOTS? ROOTS is a partnership of denominations and other Christian organisations and has been publishing lectionary-based worship resources online and in print since 2002. ROOTS resources help you to: plan inspiring worship encourage discipleship throughout the week nurture children and young people in their faith…                    …every single week of the year. A …

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The latest quarterly report on the Church finances has been prepared by our hard working treasurer Finlay Kerr. He offers an explanation below of the various funds followed by the figures in greater detail: Under charity regulations the Church accounts are in the form of Receipts and Payments. They are scrutinised and approved by Presbytery …

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Greystones The first Church manse was located almost straight across the road from the Church. Known as the Greystones, this was the manse of Livingstone Church until 1953. It was a fairly large building and later became a hotel (The Greystones Hotel) before lying derelict and finally being demolished. The ground lay empty for several …

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