Since the Church of Saint Peter in Chains opened, there have been many social events. Indeed, minutes after the Opening Ceremony on 2 October 1938, there was a social gathering in the Franciscan Convent, Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats to celebrate the new Church.

Over the years, there have been Saint Patrick's Nights, Saint Andrew's Nights, Parochial Reunions, Church Workers' Socials and presentations to priests in various venues including Castlecraigs and the Lyric Cinema.

In the mid 1960s, the Church Hall was built. It was a wooden structure which was given a brick outer skin in the early 1980s. It provided a location for further socials including record hops, whist drives and bingo.

The completion of the Parish Centre on 23 December 1997 gave excellent opportunities for socialising in a purpose-built venue. The first social evening in the Parish Centre was on Saturday 29 August 1998. Two or three times a year, there are Parish Socials involving humour, quizzes, dancing, singing, food, drinks and fun. Since 2004, there has been a Burns Supper at the beginning of the year.