Currently we worship in the Age Concern Hall. The church building in Bute Terrace served us well from 1837, but in 2017, due to its state of disrepair, we were no longer able to use it.
Now is the time to relocate and build a new church which will have facilities “Not just for Sundays” but for the wider community.
Our location will still be on Bute Terrace but further along the road next to the Primary School. The estimated cost of this project falls between £750,000 and £1m. We see this as a significant challenge, nonetheless we believe with God’s help this can be done.
Perhaps you would like to help with the fundraising and contribute towards this project?
You can do this in several ways:
Click here to make an online donation.
Donate by text
Text CUMB01 to 70070.
You can obtain an envelope from our Treasurer. You can either place it in the collection plate on Sundays or hand it in to any member of the New Church Focus Group.
This should be in the form of a cheque, made out to “Cumbrae Parish Church – New Build Account” and sent to the Treasurer, Margaret Johnston.
Bank standing order
Forms are available from the Treasurer.
Bank transfer online
Bank of Scotland, Largs
Cumbrae Parish Church – New Build Account
Sort Code: 80-17-11
Account Number: 10009062
If you pay UK Income or Capital Gains Tax by using Gift Aid the church will receive an additional contribution of 25% from the Government and, if you pay at the higher rate of tax, you may claim additional relief as well. Click here for more details.
Fundraising: making it happen
Over the years, we have had many fundraising events. A big thank you to all who have organised and attended these events. Watch the notices in the Sunday Services and on the website for details of future events. If you have any ideas or would like to run an event, please contact a member of the Local Fundraising Committee.
Gold and precious metals
This has proved to be very successful financially, even the smallest amount of items proves to be of value.
Lighthouses / Smartie tubes
Any loose change can make a difference.
To date the following organisations have supported us to the value of £239,000, for which we are very grateful and encouraged:
PF Charitable Trust
The Ferguson Bequest Fund
Allchurches Trust Limited
The Baird Trust
Church of Scotland – Trustees
The Joseph Rank Trust
Hugh Fraser Foundation
W M Mann Foundation
Swinton Paterson Trust
AMW Charitable Trust
N Smith Charitable Trust
Burnlea Care Home
Robert Barr Charitable Trust
Kelburn Wind Farm
J Murray Napier Trust
Presbytery of Ardrossan
Beatrice Laing Trust
We are still continuing to apply for grants in order to enable us to complete the new church build project.
We would be delighted if you are able to share our vision and support us in whatever way you can.
For more information, click here to contact us.