Ayr Community Church

Belief in Action


About us

The Salvation Army – it’s a name familiar to just about everyone. But, there is so much more to The Salvation Army than meets the eye! In every community where you find The Salvation Army, you will discover a ministry that is unique. And yet, the same mission drives us all: to actively reach out to others in the name of Jesus Christ, and to introduce each one to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

For more than a hundred and twenty years, The Salvation Army has been a vital part of the South Ayrshire evangelical and social community.

Although it’s mainly known for its social ministries, The Salvation Army is a thriving and relevant mainstream Christian Church. You can find us at 59 John Street. Everyone is welcome at our vibrant weekly worship services and our programmes which are relevant for people of all ages.

In non-lockdown times, our exciting Sunday morning worship starts at 10:45 am and is usually finished by 12:15 pm. A highlight of family worship is a “coffee and fellowship” time immediately after the service, where you get to meet people and chat about things that matter to you most.

The preaching and worship is bible-based and you probably can't worship anywhere else where a brass band accompanies the singing every week! Looking for a spiritual home? Come join our Army!

Call the Church Office at 01292 269 286 for more information.

How to find us

We are located at 59 John St. (formerly the Wallacetown Church). There is a bus stop right outside our door and you may park on the street on Sundays. However parking fills up very quickly!

Leadership Team

Life in this congregation is exciting, challenging and fulfilling – just as Jesus intended it to be, with many interesting and exciting activities for children, teenagers and adults alike. New ventures and traditional activities sit happily side by side in this friendly and all-encompassing congregation.

Major Linda Watson

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Major Linda has many years of experience as an ordained Pastor/Minister in The Salvation Army. She has responsibility not only for her own congregation but also for the wider community surrounding Ayr and is available for spiritual and emotional counseling at any time.

Major Linda is supported by local leaders from the congregation:

Evangelism and Worship activities – Bobby Irvine and Robin Black;

Community work administrator;
Corps Secretary;
Rainbow Tots Leader & Child Advocate - Janet Graham

Treasurer duties for both Corps & Community work ­- Jackie Alexander

Mission Secretary & Bible Study Organiser - Richard Graham

Wellbeing issues within the fellowship - Iris Tomlinson


During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been producing both devotional and informational videos on a weekly schedule.

Latest devotional video

Week beginning 5th December 2021

Major Linda's thoughts this week turn to promises made and promises kept.

Latest informational video

The building in which we worship has always been a church though not always The Salvation Army. Part of the building's legacy is the set of stained glass windows on either side of the platform. Len McIlloney has created a short video that shows the detail which often gets lost at the distance an observer sees them. Robert Dibden provides meaningful background piano sounds.