“Through the Incarnation of our Lord in her immaculate womb, Mary, the Daughter of God the Father, is also the Spouse of God the Holy Spirit and the Mother of God the Son.”

Let us offer to our Mother today:

A “Hail Mary” each time the clock strikes another hour.

A Message From Father Duncan

Dear Visitors, Friends, and Parishioners

Welcome to Saint Peter in Chains’ website! I am so glad you found us on the web and I hope that you will visit Saint Peter’s Church soon in person. We can’t wait to welcome you! Saint Peter’s is a Community of Faith. Our patron, Peter, the first of the Apostles, made a witness of faith and followed Christ right to the end. He denied Christ in a moment of weakness and despair but gave his life for him when he was crucified upside down. That is what our Parish Family is all about – the path of discipleship through words and through our daily lives!

Our community celebrates the Holy Mass with reverence and active participation. The joy of Christ is evident within the hearts of the assembly when we raise our voices in praise and song! The Mass is at the centre of all that we do.

Opportunities for involvement and spiritual growth abound through our many ministries, activities and outreach programmes. We strive to reach out to those in need around us and we take seriously the Church’s call to Works of Mercy and Works of Justice. We love to help others grow in faith and friendships and have fun in the process!

At Saint Peter’s, we value life-long learning. Part of growing closer to Christ means continually opening our hearts to learning more about the beauty and depth of our Catholic Faith! In our children’s ministry, Sacramental Programme, pastoral care in our Primary Schools and many adult learning opportunities, we strive to never stop growing in faith!

Please take time to check out our website and see some of what we have to offer. We are always open to ways to serve you better, so please do not hesitate to contact me, or our ministry leaders by phone or by email. For details, please see our Contacts page.

We hope to hear from you soon!

In Jesus and Mary, God bless,

Father Duncan
Parish Priest


Esther Tumility RIP

Born on 7th April 1928
Died on 8th May 2020

Graveside service at Ardrossan Cemetery on Wednesday, 27th May 2020 at 2pm

May she rest in peace and rise glory!

Dear Parishioners!

In a special Letter for the month of May, Pope Francis has provided two new prayers which he encourages us to recite at the end of a daily Rosary. Especially in this month where we express devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Pope encourages us to ‘pray the Rosary at home within the family’, recognising that ‘the restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.’ Please find the complete Letter and the two new prayers, which he has written by following this link:

Prayer Sheet for Easter now available

We are all very familiar with the Via Lucis – the Way (or Stations) of the Cross which guides us through Lent. This meditation, the Via Lucis or Way of Light, is for Eastertide, and focusses on some “moments” of the Resurrection of the Lord. It is not a physical journey, like the Way of the Cross, but a journey of minds and hearts. You can download this beautiful Prayer Leaflet here.

Pope Francis’ Way of the Cross 2020

The Pope’s Prayers for the Way of the Cross this year in the Holy Week 2020 are now available, and can be downloaded here.

Pope Francis’ Prayers: “Strong in the Face of Tribulation”

The Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See has made available a downloadable book entitled “Strong in the Face of Tribulation”, containing prayers, supplications and the Pope’s homilies as “a sure support in time of trial”, to help sustain the Church’s sense of communion amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Strong in the Face of Tribulation” is available for download here.

Please prayer the Repose of the Soul of James Terence McHugh (Jas)

Younger brother of Ennis McHugh, who died on 18th March 2020 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory!


When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

A leaflet with prayers for people to use when they cannot attend Mass.

Please let others know this is available.

Click Here to view When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

Pope Francis-Moment of prayer 27-03-2020

From the Sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, Moment of Prayer and the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, presided over by Pope Francis

Mission Statement

The Church of Saint Peter in Chains is a Catholic Church in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Saint Peter in Chains belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway. It is a relatively young Church having been opened in 1938. Most Churches in the surrounding towns are well over a hundred years old. The Parish hopes to re-energise the local Church through authentic witness that can inspire people to rediscover the message of Catholicism.

We hope to play an active part in the New Evangelisation by striving to be “missionary disciples”. This website exists for two reasons. Firstly, it informs the community of Church services and other events and secondly, it records the history of the parish. These aims form our mission statement.