Baptism of Artie Grahame Cunningham

Sunday 27th May 2018

This happy picture shows the baptism of Artie Grahame Cunningham pictured with his parents Gordon and Gillian and big sister Katie with Rev. David Watson, our interim moderator during the vacancy, who officiated.

Gillian has been actively involved with the 5th Saltcoats Girls’ Brigade for many years and Gordon is Captain of the 1st Saltcoats Boys Brigade. Both Companies are based in St Cuthbert’s Church.

Other news: Sunday 27 May 2018

The Wednesday morning Exercise Class has lost their instructor so at the moment it continues as a Walking Group.

The Girls’ Brigade Display on this coming Tuesday night sees Captain Lorna Hamilton retire.

West Kilbride Parish church have organised a Ceilidh for our visitors from Malawi to experience Scottish music and dancing and the opportunity to socialise with members of our church and other churches in our Presbytery.  The event will be in West Kilbride Village hall on Saturday 16th June starting at 7 pm. Tickets are £5.00 and can be requested from the church office, email or telephone 01294 829902 (answer phone out of hours). The hall only holds 120 people for a ceilidh and it is hoped that tickets will sell fast!

Charity Collection

Teenage Cancer Trust

On Saturday 24th March three young people from St Cuthbert’s volunteered to help raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.  Megan Roberts, Sarah Park and Amy Park, along with three youngsters from Kilwinning willingly gave up their Saturday afternoon to be involved in a national fundraising day at Aldi in Saltcoats.

Their efforts exceeded all expectations and jointly they helped to raise £1710; the largest amount collected at any Aldi store in the UK that weekend.  The girls’ conduct and enthusiasm were highly praised by the ALDI management and TCT organisers. They were a credit to themselves, their families and the church. TCT is a fantastic organisation which raises much needed funds to provide specialist nursing care and support for young people diagnosed with cancer. If you would like to know more about the charity and their work go to

A New Minister

It was with great joy that the Nominating Committee of Saltcoats St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church announced on Sunday 15th April 2018 that Rev. Sarah Nicol  of Aberdeen Midstocket Parish Church would preach as sole nominee at St. Cuthbert’s on Sunday 29th April at 10.45am for the vacant charge. The church was well filled with members and friends of the church on that day as we opened a new chapter in our history. After a wonderful service Sarah was duly elected. As we wait for the Presbytery processes to be completed we look forward to the Induction Service which looks likely to take place in early August.

” All are welcome in this place.”

St Cuthbert’s Community Cafe



Pop in and enjoy great food, good company and a chat.                             Come along and sample the menu on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The soup and the “special” are freshly prepared on site in the morning as are the various sandwich fillings. The home baked cakes can also be enjoyed along with ample tea and coffee (free refills).     Soup is £1.50,”special” (sometimes – mince and tatties) £3.50.