Rev George FiddesThank you for visiting the website of St Nicholas Parish Church, Prestwick. I hope you will enjoy your time with us, and will consider this a personal invitation to join us in worship any Sunday morning when you will be made very welcome.

On our website there is a variety of information that we hope you might find interesting, and might give you a taste of who we are.

If we can be of help or assistance to you, then please contact us.

Rev. George Fiddes




St Nicholas Church Malawi Rapid Play Chess Event

Saturday 31st October 2015

With the help and support of Chess Scotland we are running a Charity event on Saturday 31st October 2015.  All Games will be submitted for Chess Scotland grading and FIDE rating where appropriate.  There will be four different sections for all abilities.  All proceeds will go to the St Nicholas Malawi Initiative.

Section 1:              Open to all players

This will be for the very best players.  Grandmasters + International Masters

Section 2:              Major                   Under 1850 Chess Scotland Grade

This is aimed at strong club players.

Section 3:              Minor A                 Under 1450 Chess Scotland Grade

This will be for club players that are graded however their grade is less than 1450.

Section 4:              Minor B                 Under 1000 Chess Scotland Grade

This is ideal for ungraded adults and junior players graded under 1000.

ENTRY FEES JUNIORS (under 17 at 31/10/15) - £7 ADULTS - £10

Round 1 - 10.30am to 11.30pm                       Round 2 - 11.45am to 12.45pm

LUNCH                 tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be available to buy.

Round 3 - 1.45pm to 2.45pm           Round 4 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm           Round 5 - 4.15pm to 5.15pm

Rate of play: Incremental Time Control. 15 minutes + 10 seconds additional time per move.

Come along, play some chess, have some fun, enjoy the day and help raise some money to help others.  Entries should be received by Friday October 30th 2015. 

Email All Entries to:   iainrobertf@tiscali.co.uk



Sunday Morning Service

Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00am apart from July and August when they will begin at 10.30am.

A video recording of the latest sermon is available for viewing.

Recordings of the full Service on CD (audio) and DVD (video) are available from the church office. Available to anyone who wishes a copy.


Gift Aid Scheme

gift aid logoMembers of the Congregation who give offerings or donations to the church, and pay income tax, can join the Gift Aid Scheme by signing a ‘Gift Aid Declaration’ and the tax can then be reclaimed on the amount given. Read More >>>


Hall / Room Hire

If you wish to hire the use of one our halls or rooms for a single private event (e.g. a birthday party), you will need to contact the church office to be advised if the hall is available at the date and time required.

A prerequiste of hiring a hall / room for a private function is that the hirer is either a member of the St Nicholas congregation, or has a family member who is a member of the St Nicholas congregation.

In addition, if the hire is for a birthday party, the child, for whom the party is for, must be 16 years or less on the day the hall / room hire takes place.

Unfortunately, if you cannot meet the prerequisites we will be unable to take your booking.

If you meet the above prerequisites please read the Terms and Conditions of hall/room hire.

If you are happy to proceed, please contact the office by telephone (671547), and we will check that the date/time is available, inform you of the costs involved, and explain the booking process.

The church reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions for hall/room hire without notice.


wedding photoSt. Nicholas is often seen as a very desirable venue for weddings and is consequently fairly busy, especially during the summer months.

The first point of contact when seeking to book the church for a wedding, is to contact the minister to check the availability of the church.

Once the church is booked and the reception organised, there are legal requireements which must be carried out. For details, and a selection of suggested wedding music and hymns click here.


There are a number of occasions each year when the minister has people coming to him to ask that their child be baptised, without necessarily having any great understanding as to what it means or involves. Read More