The Auld Kirk of Ayr

The Auld Kirk of Ayr

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Blackfriars Walk, Ayr, KA7 1TT
Local Authority: South Ayrshire
Listing: A
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Church Overview

The approach to the auld kirk is through Kirkport and the 1656 lychgate into the kirkyard. The Commonwealth Government paid for the 1654 T-plan kirk after Cromwell’s troops had occupied the old Church of St John on the sands. Respectful alterations by David Bryce of 1836.

High-quality interior to cruciform church containing with three lofts supported on Corinthian columns and a splendid double-decker pulpit. One of the few remaining ‘Obit’ boards records money donated to the poor.

Read more about its history and view some excellent videos on its website here


Sunday: 11.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open Saturdays in July & August 10.30am-12.30pm, or by arrangement

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC

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The Auld Kirk of Ayr


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