St John's Parish Church of Scotland
Onthank, Kilmarnock

Registered Scottish Charity SC033107

Congregation during service

Welcome to St John's Church, Kilmarnock


Mission Statement

We at St. John's warmly welcome you to our website.

We aim to be a church which puts its faith into action by demonstrating God’s love to the world, declaring the Good News of Jesus Christ, and supporting individuals and groups within the church and parish communities.  We encourage participation by all ages in worship, outreach and social events.

If you are new to our community please browse other areas of our website and contact us if we can be of any help.

Minister: Rev. Allison Becker

allisonBecker.jpegRev. Becker is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (divinity school) having earned a Masters of Divinity. She received her ordination as minister from The Presbyterian Church (USA).

Prior to acquiring her masters of divinity in preparation for her calling (a three to four year post-graduate degree in the American schooling system required for ordination in the PCUSA), she also attended university and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (having completed studies in biology, literature and the arts).

Ministry over the years has been wide and varied, from Santa Ana to South Hollywood; with time spent serving alongside and learning from members of the global church in Mexico, Kenya and Romania. Her ministry has found her preaching in different pulpits, being a keynote speaker at conferences, leading prayer ministry, leading Fresh Expressions outreach, and leading ministry through the arts in very diverse contexts. She has a passion for God's word, God's people and seeing them raised up and sent out in the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.

It was two years ago that the specific call of God sending her to Scotland came; this call was affirmed by colleagues in the PCUSA and by the Church of Scotland. She is glad to be serving now as a minister with the Church of Scotland.

She is joyful about the future of ministry at St John's and looks forward to all God has planned!

Welcome to St John’s!


It is my joy to extend a warm welcome to you in the name of Christ Jesus.


Here at St. John’s, we at the local church seek to grow as we follow after Jesus – through gathered worship, prayer, study of God’s word and service to others. We seek to show the love of  God to others in word and deed, through the power of the Holy Spirit.


You’ll find a warm welcome at St. John’s whether you haven’t been to church in a while, are actively looking for a church home, have never been to church,  or are simply curious about who this Jesus is exactly.


I hope to see you Sunday morning or at any of the opportunities we offer for growth and the exploration of the Christian faith.


Indeed all are welcome; all are called to transformation in Christ Jesus!


Every blessing,

Rev. Allison E. Becker B.A., M.Div


Prayer Request

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Our next Saturday Coffee Morning will be announced soon.  Do come along for tea/coffee and home baking.