Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Welcome to our website 

Message from the Minister:

Each Sunday we come together to worship God, learn about His love shown through Jesus, seek His strength for whatever we face in our daily lives and grow in faith.

During the week many Church members serve their neighbours and communities in a variety of ways - in Church activities, at work, at home or through charity-work.

You are welcome to join us at any of our regular Sunday Services or mid-week activities.

May we share the Peace, Joy and Love that God gave to us with all that we meet.

Your minister,



Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson


Latest News

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Coffee Morning

Posted: 05 Aug 2018

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church Coffee Morning July 21st. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the fantastic total of £1029! Well done everyone! Morag McMickan

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Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Coffee Morning

Posted: 11 Jul 2018

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church are holding a Coffee Morning in Dalbeattie Town Hall on Saturday 21 July from 10.00 am till 11.30 am.   Admission £2. Donations of raffle prizes, bottles for Tombola, good quality books, items for the Home Baking table and traybakes, scones and pancakes for serving will all be gratefully received. Please bring to Townhall on Friday 20 th between 6-7.30 pm or from 8.30am on Saturday 21 st ; or contact Morag on 610390 to arrange to collect.   

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Forthcoming Events

For information on regular group meetings held in the Church Centre, please click here

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Date: 30 September 2018

will be held on Sunday September 30th at 11.00 am

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Dalbeattie and Kirkgunzeon with Urr Guild

Date: 10 October 2018

Will recommence on Wednesday 10th October at 2.00 pm

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Autumn Concert

Date: 3 November 2018

will be held on Saturday 3 November 2018

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Fellowship Group Christmas Sale & Coffee Morning

Date: 10 November 2018

will be held on Saturday 10th November 10 - 11.30 am

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Intimations 16th September 2018

The September issue of “Life and Work” is available for subscribers at the rear of the church. 

This is Presbytery Sunday and we have the Rev. Donald Campbell from St George's Church in Dumfries.  Unfortunately Fiona is not able to be in Dumfries, due to illness.  We extend a very warm welcome to our guest.

There is a Presbytery Songs of Praise tonight (Sunday 16th) in Thornhill Parish Church at 6.30 pm led by Rev. Stuart Mill, Moderator.  Refreshments after the service will be served in Thornhill Village Hall.

Churches Together are holding a joint service this evening (16th Sept) at 7 pm in Christ Church.  All are welcome and the service will be followed by tea/coffeee and "eats".  Details are on the notice board at the back of the church and also on the notice board outside.

Please note that the meeting of the Kirk Session, scheduled for Tuesday, 18thSeptember in the Church Hall has been cancelled. 

The Singing Group, "Taste of Country" will be staging a Charity Concert in St George's Church Hall, Dumfries on Friday, 28th September, 2018 at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are priced £5.  Posters are at the rear of the Church.

You are invited to attend the first annual concert of the King Grange Singers.  This will be held on Saturday, 29th September 2018 at 7.00 pm in Castle Douglas Parish Church.  Tickets are priced at £10 and include refreshments.  Fliers and order forms are available at the back of the Church.

This year our Harvest Service is in two parts. Firstly we will again collect items for the local Dumfriesshire Food Bank. The children at the Primary School also wish to contribute again. Please bring along to the church items for the Food Bank any time up to 30thSeptember.  Secondly window and table decorations can be uplifted after the Harvest Service in exchange for a donation towards Christian Aid to help those in other countries. The format will be simpler this year. Only trays of fruit and small posies of flowers or potted plants will be used on the windows. Please hand in contributions for these on Saturday, 29thSeptember between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Thank you.

The Fundraising Group is organising an Autumn Concert on Saturday, November 3rd.  In the Church Centre at 7pm. This will be a light-hearted programme featuring Music For All, a traditional Scottish music group and Hilary Irving accompanied by Douglas, as well as other performers. Tickets will be priced at £5, which includes interval refreshments and will be on sale during October from any member of the Fundraising Group. 




Dalbeattie Parish Church was opened on its current site in 1880 and the Church Centre was completed in early 1990s.

The Church serves the local community and provides a focus for doing God's work.

Click here for the history.



Kirkgunzeon Church is a lovely little Church and sits in the middle of the village.  In October the decision was made to close Kirkgunzeon Church and unite with Dalbeattie Church where the services are now held.

Where the present building stands has been a sacred place dating back to around 1100s.   If you are interested in the history click here



Urr is a beautiful rural church, adjacent to the village of Haugh of Urr, in the valley of the River Urr.  There has been a church on this site since 1606.  The present building was opened in 1915 and through its history has been the centre of Christian service to the local community.

If you want to know more about Urr Church History, click here.