"The original church of Girvan was granted by Duncan, Earl of Carrick to the monks of Crossraguel, and was confirmed to that monastery by Robert I and Robert III. The church, like that of Ballantrae, was dedicated to St. Cuthbert, and it continued in the possession of the monastery of Crossraguel till the Reformation. The old parish church, built in 1780, was replaced by a handsome new building, adorned with an elegant spire, 150 feet in height. The new [North Parish] church and hall adjoining were completed in 1884 at a cost of £5,000, of which the congregation subscribed £1,600. It contains 900 sittings, and has two stained glass windows. One is the gift of Mr M'Kechnie; and the other was erected by the congregation in memory of the Rev. William Corson, a former minister of the church and an intimate friend of Carlyle."
"The old churchyard contains a tombstone to the memory of the Rev. Samuel Stewart, one of the early parish ministers, who ministered in Girvan for 20 years, and died in 1711. The Rev. Peter M'Master, of Girvan, and Mr Thomas M'Kechnie, the founder of the M'Kechnie Institute, also are interred in the old burying ground."
"Ayrshire Nights Entertainment: A Descriptive Guide to the History, Traditions, Antiquities of the County of Ayr" by John MacIntosh of Galston, Ayrshire, published in 1894, by John Menzies & Co. of Kilmarnock, Dunlop and Drennan.
The parish included the following churches:
- St Andrew's Church, Church Road, built in 1870
- North Parish Church, Montgomerie Street, built in 1884
- South Parish Church built in 1842
- Roman Catholic Church of the sacred Heart, Henrietta Street, built in 1865
- Methodist Church, Dalrymple Street, built in 1902
- St John's Episcopal Church, Piedmont Road, built in 1859