Welcome to Troon Old

Whether you’re a member of the congregation, a resident of Troon, or are just passing through…

Welcome Home Children of God!

Grace and Peace to you from God, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Welcome home Children of God.

Each service of worship begins with these words.  They remind us of God’s loving intent towards creation and our response to that embracing love.  We are far from perfect but try our best to live out of such a love.  We don’t promise to have all the answers, but we try to walk together in the questions.

You will find all kinds of different folk at Troon Old, even a Tennessee Hillbilly for a minister.  We come from all over Troon, from all parts of Scotland, and a few us from around the world.  We don’t all believe in the same ways, or vote for the same parties or serve with the same gifts.  Yet we are bound by the same love of God who reminds us that if our hearts are united in Christ, our heads don’t have to be.

Whatever questions or doubts, wounds or gifts you bring to life, we believe you are beloved of God.  We hope you will feel warmly welcomed in our midst.  The Apostle Paul says “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”  As such we try to see each other as God sees us, as beloved children of God.

We hope you will stop by and see us.

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Troon Old Parish Church Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Saturday 27 June 2015

Troon Old Summer Fair 27 June 2015 poster

Summer comes to Troon Old???

Well, whatever the weather outside there will be a sunny welcome for you inside at the Troon Old Summer Fair.  Featuring all our favourite seasonal stalls, and don’t forget you get tea and coffee too!

Golf at Troon Old

Troon Old Golf Tourney

Thursday 25 June 2015

Troon Old Golf Tourney 2015 poster
The annual Troon Old Golf Tourney will be held on Thursday 25th June on the Fullarton course.  This year the competition takes the form of a Texas Scramble.

Never heard of a Texas Scramble?  It’s a team event for teams of 3 or 4.  Each player plays his or her own ball, but plays their second and successive shots from the same spot the “best ball” landed the previous shot.  So, having taken advantage of all the best shots en route to the pin, the team then records a single score for the hole.

That’s it in a nutshell.  There are a couple of other subtleties, but don’t worry, these will be explained on the day.

Form a team of your own or speak to Robert Carson to join a team.  Tee times are reserved from 16:00 to 17:30 (you can indicate your preference on the entry form).

Click here to download your entry form.  Please return it to the Church Office, Robert Carson, Andy Hamilton, or Peter Holmes no later than Sunday 21st June.

Please support this revamped event and help us grow the participation in our fellowship.

Note that there is a separate Stroke Play Competition for the trophies this year.

RNLI Lifeboat 14-38 Jim Moffat in Troon Harbour for Harbour Blessing service

Harbour Blessing Service

Sunday 7 June 2015

Fishermen's Mission logo
The annual Harbour Blessing Service organised by the Fishermen’s Mission will take place at 2 pm on Sunday 7th June, beside the Fishmarket building.  Shelter will be available in the event of inclement weather.

All are welcome to attend this short (half hour) ecumenical service, which will be followed by food and light refreshments kindly provided by the Wee Hurrie and the Ice Cream Factory.

The harbour and all the activity which centres upon it is a distinctive feature of Troon, and this is an opportunity for all of us to come together with the community whose everyday lives depend on the harbour and the sea.

To see photos of the 2014 Harbour Blessing, click here.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week 2015

Sunday 10 May – Saturday 16 May 2015

Christian Aid Week 2015 poster

Soup Lunches

Troon’s annual Christian Aid Soup Lunches will be served in Troon Old on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm, with all proceeds going to help the ongoing work of Christian Aid.

Lunch consists of soup, a filled roll, tea/coffee and baking and costs only £5 – a bargain not to be missed – so please come along and support this worthy cause!

House-To-House Collection

You should also expect a Christian Aid donation envelope to pop through your letterbox during this week.  Please give generously (if possible by Gift Aid – see the envelope for details) and an official collector will be be along later in the week to uplift your envelope.

Troon Old Parish Church Table Top Sale

Spring Table Top Sale

Saturday 23 May 2015

Spring Table Top Sale 23 May 2015 poster

Having a Spring clean?  Clearing out the shed or attic?  Wondering what to do with your unwanted items?  Why not bring them to our Spring Car Boot Sale on Saturday 23rd May, 10 am – 3 pm?

Saturday Cafe open 10 am – 12 noon.  Lunches available from 12 noon.  Entrance Adults £1.

Please contact Anne McCulloch if you would like to book a table.  Only £12!

Troon Chorus Sings With Strings

Troon Chorus Spring Concert

Saturday 25 April 2015

Troon Chorus Spring Concert 2015 poster
Troon Chorus are holding their Spring Concert entitled “Sings With Strings” in Troon Old Parish Church on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 7:30 pm.  The programme features Mozart’s Te Deum in C Major, plus other works by Mozart, Handel, Goodall and Bernstein.

Tickets, priced £8, are available from choir members, Words and Music or at the door on the evening of the concert.  This year the Chorus are supporting the work of The Scottish Association for Mental Health.