Built as Free Church. Formerly called Newton on Ayr New Church, the union of congregations with the demolished Newton on Ayr Old Church took place in 1962. Modern church hall to NW of site, dated 1971. Church organ rebuilt and completed 1967, using parts of organs from both Newton Churches by Hillsdon of Glasgow. Notable for its octagonal tower and blind recess and arcade detailing.
To commemorate the Union of our two Churches, Stained Glass Windows were commissioned. The light of Christ streams down upon us. The doves of peace are there, one bearing an olive branch. These doves touch each other’s wings to symbolise the continuing friendship of those from the former Churches. These doves are seen as coming from the Churches, being places where the peace of Christ may be found. Wallacetown Church is in the background and Newton Wallacetown the United Church in the foreground.
The burning bush is a symbol of the presence of God reminding us that He is with us wherever we are and in whatever Church building we are in. The anchor is a well known symbol of Christ, reminding us of the line “will your anchor hold in the storms of life.” The wall can be either the local fort wall or the harbour wall, representing the foundation of the Church, which cannot be built on sand, but on the rock which is Christ.
Grateful thanks to one of members Mrs Kay Stevenson who was instrumental in the design of the windows and worked alongside Rainbow Glass to produce these stunning windows.
At the top, the Crown of Thorns with Star in the middle represents Christ. Light flows from the crown and star reminding us that Jesus is the Light of the World and that light shines on our area sent by the Holy Spirit, represented by the doves. Arran and Ailsa Craig represent Ayr and the fishing boats remind us of the fruitfulness of the waters surrounding us. Their traditional look is to bring a touch of Galilee to Ayr.
Then there is a much stronger representation of a fishing boat below with its net full of souls caught by the fishers of men., reminding us of the calling upon us all. The net being colourful instead of plain symbolises that the Christian faith is a beautiful and wonderful life to be caught up in.