Chapel of the Month – September 2015

Mansefield Trinity Church

Mansfield Trinity Church

Mansfield Trinity Church

Kilwinning has a long history both of Christianity and initiative.  The name Kilwinning means ‘saint or cell of Winning’, and after its foundation in the 8th century the town became home to a flourishing Benedictine monastery for four centuries. The abbey was built in the 12th century and disbanded in the late 16th century.

Commercially, Kilwinning has a history of wool-making and carpet-manufacture.  Most of those traditional companies have now closed, but in recent years Ayrshire College (formerly James Watt College) has set up a campus in the town, boosting local businesses.

The new church

Mansefield Trinity Church is the first church of the third millennium built by the Church of Scotland and was dedicated in March 2001.  It is one of two Church of Scotland parishes in Kilwinning; the other is Kilwinning: Old (formerly known as the Abbey Church).

Mansfield Trinity Church

Mansfield Trinity Church

The building, deigned by by architect James F Stephen, has a distinctive round design, which creates a light and airy atmosphere.  Full floor to ceiling windows frequently allow the church to be flooded with sunlight during our services throughout the year.  The contemporary design includes individual seating, allowing for flexibility of use according to congregational levels.

Mansefield Trinity offers a place to belong for all who enter through our doors, a welcome and hospitality to the people of the local area and beyond.  Tea, coffee and chat are offered to congregation and visitors alike after the Sunday service.

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