A MAGICIAN, choirs, a tenor saxophone player, a soloist and people performing some drama sketches will prove that Ayrshire churches truly have talent later this month.

Kingcase Parish Church Hall in Prestwick will host Presbytery's Got Talent next Friday, March 31.

The event is being organised by the Rev Jill Clancy, minister at Annbank Parish Church linked with Tarbolton.

Organisers hope to raise money for the Presbytery of Ayr Committee's trip to Malawi in May and June. This will see Jill and other ministers and church representatives visit orphan care centres, hospitals and clinics and the Church of Scotland HIV/Aids Project - Ewkwendeni Mission Station among other projects.

Jill said: "We have a vast array of talent participating and we are delighted with the support for the event. We ask people to wear bright colours. I enjoy Britain's Got Talent and this event has been inspired by it. I'm sure people will enjoy it. We will have no judges and there won't be an overall winner - everyone will be a winner. We hope to raise as much money as possible for the Presbytery trip to Malawi."

Churches represented are St Leonard's, St Columba's, Auchinleck, Monkton, Prestwick North, Kingcase, St James, Muirkirk, the Auld Kirk, New Cumnock, Alloway, Portland Parish Church in Troon, Tarbolton and Dalrymple.

A massed choir will open the event with Songs For All.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm next Friday, are available from your local church, or contact the Rev Jill Clancy on 01292 540969.