Church name

Lugar Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:  Craigston Square, KA18 3EX Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Local Authority:   East Ayrshire
Listing:   C

Church Overview

Lugar Parish Church is located in the village of Lugar,East Ayrshire,Scotland.It is situated off the main road at the back of a terrace of worker’s cottages at Craigston Square.The building, originally built as an engine shed in 1845,was converted for church use in 1867. The church is Grade C Listed and has been recorded by RCAHMS for it’s role in Scotland’s industrial heritage as well as by Scotland’s Church Heritage Research.There are interesting history about William Baird and the Ironworks in Lugar.the Church building itself is the last tangible feature linking the current village to its past industrial heritage. Furthermore, William Murdoch, a Scottish engineer and inventor famous for gas lighting, was born in Lugar in 1754.A gas light dating back to his era is at the entrance road to the Church,just off the A70. Lugar is in the centre of the Covenanters area and memorials are within walking distance from the village.
We are a registered Charity and part of the Church of Scotland,the church functions today as a place of worship every Sunday,where weddings and funerals take place (11 in the first ten weeks of 2018)and where community events are celebrated such as remembrance services in November as the War Memorial is in the church grounds. The War Memorial itself is unique in that not only names of those who fell but also those who returned from the Second World War. The First World War Memorial is found inside the the Church at the front for all to see.
In 2017 the church celebrated 150 years and to add to the celebrations we were able to re-roof the building and renew the belfry.


Sundays: 10.00am.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily. Public access to Church by well-signposted lane off A70. Ample Car Parking at side of Church for visitors. 

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available Disabled WC refreshments inventorydisabled toilet is included in planned changes to interior of Church

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Lugar Parish Church


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