Symon Loccard, a local landowner who owned land in both Ayrshire and Lanarkshire, founded the original church in Symington in 1160AD. It is understood that the village and parish derived its name (originally "Symonstown") from him. The church building has undergone a range of alterations over the centuries and various practical changes have also taken place in recent times to accommodate the modern day challenges faced by the National Church. For many years the church was part of a linked-charge with Craigie Parish Church near Kilmarnock but in May 2014, Craigie Parish Church was closed, dissolving the linkage. A Service of Union followed later that month which resulted in the emergence of Craigie Symington Parish Church. A further change occurred in November 2015 when a Service of Linkage took place linking Craigie Symington Parish Church with Prestwick South Parish Church resulting in the two congregations sharing a Minister and a Manse.
A more detailed history of the church may be found in the History section.
Church Services. Our Sunday service is held at 9.30am. All visitors are made most welcome.
Communion is celebrated at the 9.30am service on the first Sunday of March, June, October and December.
Craigie Symington Sunday Club
Our Sunday Club meets every Sunday during term time at 9.30am in the Church. The children join in the first part of the Service and then go to the Community Hall to enjoy a range of activities. All children are invited to be part of the Club and to have fun every Sunday morning.
Craigie Symington Church Guild
Our Church Guild meets regularly from September to March and members also serve teas, coffees and light lunches on various Sundays throughout the year. Please see the What’s On section for details of forthcoming meetings.