The next stage in this process is a meeting to which all parishioners from the deanery are invited. It will take place in St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Kilmarnock on Sunday, 28th September at 5pm. The discussion questions are: 1) What conclusions do we draw from the Embracing Change consultation? 2) From these conclusions, what are the priorities for our Deanery? 3) How do we achieve those priorities?
St Matthew's Catholic Church is located in the town of Kilmarnock in the East Ayrshire region of Scotland. It was founded in 1974 to serve the needs of the then developing housing estate in New Farm Loch, Kilmarnock. The church building was opened in 1977 and the current presbytery added a year or two later. Fr Martin Chambers is the current parish priest.
We are a Catholic community of faith whose aim is to live out our lives, amidst the complexities of modern living, according to the teaching of Jesus. We do this by praying, working and learning together. It is a journey which everyone is invited to join.
The Parish has set up a Charity Fund of £10,000. So far we have donated £1000 to East Ayrshire Churches’ Homeless Action and £500 to the Foodbank. We are looking for local groups who work especially with the poor and marginalised who would benefit from a donation from the fund. Please contact Sharon McNamara or Danny Murray ( or as a last resort Fr. Martin ) if you know of any groups who would benefit.