This year’s carol service at Girdle Toll Parish Church has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

On Sunday, December 4, £333 was raised for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal thanks to the efforts of the mission and outreach group's joint service at the church.

A spokesperson for the church said: “The Mission and Outreach Group from Girdle Toll Parish Church would like to convey heartfelt thanks this Advent Season to all who came along to our annual carol service on Sunday evening.

“We particularly welcomed the children of Annick Primary School choir who delighted everyone with their beautiful carols and talented soloists.

“Thanks also to their teacher, Ms Jenny Ryrie who took time to prepare and rehearse the children.

“It was lovely to have them with us in church as we look forward to celebrating Christmas Day.”

Aside from carol singing, the service also featured Bible readings, prayers, and meditation.

The special service was attended by not just members of the Girdle Toll Parish Chruch’s congregation but also by members of other Irvine churches, as well as congregations from Dreghorn and Springside.

Members of the Salvation Army from Irvine and Kilmarnock also joined in at the service.

After the service attendees enjoyed refreshments, coffee, and mince pies.