Largs: St Columba’s linked with Fairlie
This linked charge lies on the Clyde coast in the district of North Ayrshire.
St Columba’s Church is on the seafront in Largs,
Fairlie Parish Church is on the A78 in the middle of the village, and the manse is on the seafront in Fairlie near to the Ayrshire Coastal Path.
Minister Mobile 07853 774 383
Normal Church Office Hours Tuesday - Friday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Tel. No. 01475686212
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LETTER FROM OUR MINISTER
A few weeks ago, at church, we were speaking about Jesus
sending out His friends to the different villages and towns
around where they lived to bring the Good News that Jesus was
the fulfilment of the expected Saviour. He told those who were
sent out that they were to accept the hospitality that was offered
to them, eat what was given to them, heal the sick, and say to the
people, ‘The Kingdom of God has come near you.’ From this
we came to understand that each of us has the opportunity to
take ‘the kingdom of God’ to others. But what exactly does this
Well there is a good hymn which speaks of what the kingdom of
God is about. It says, the kingdom of God is about justice, joy,
mercy and grace. It is where we realise that Jesus restores
people who are troubled by past sins and regrets, and where
people can find acceptance for who they are. It’s a place where
the outcast is welcomed and hope flourishes in place of despair;
where God’s love for us in Jesus is made known. But while it
was begun in Jesus, the kingdom of God will only be complete
In bringing the kingdom of God to others, the challenge for us
then is one shared by Christians across the world today. And we
should do this by being an open, friendly, and faithful people
bringing hope and compassion, in Jesus’ name, when we meet
others or visit them. Jesus came to free people from all that
constrains us that we may live lives which are filled with grace
It is easy to believe in God when everything in your life is
sunshine and flowers. But life can be full of challenges and
upset. Life is not always easy.
The work of the Church is spiritual, but it is also practical. So, if
life becomes hard and you want someone to speak with,
someone to share your worries with, or someone to help you
out, I would hope that you would feel bold enough to speak to
someone from the Church, in confidence: any Christian church,
because the challenge for all Christians is to do as Jesus
asks….to bring the kingdom of God a little closer through
healing and wholeness.
As always, if I can be of any help please just ask.
Yours in Christ,
Should anyone be in need of a chat, or have reason to speak with me, you can call me directly on my dedicated mobile number: 07853 774 383. On the other hand, as I will be working from the Vestry in the St Columba's, if you see my car there and would like to pop-in for a chat, please do so. There is no need of an appointment. However, if you would like to make an appointment that is ok, too, and you can do so by speaking either to me, or our Church Secretary Linda, on 686212.If it is easier for me to visit you, just say so!