Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Welcome to our website 

As you may have heard our Minister, Rev Fiona Wilson, needs surgery on her spine so will be officially "off" work until further notice.

Please pray for her and her family at this time.

For any pastoral or practical matters, baptism, wedding, or funeral please contact Rev Mark R S Smith on (01387)760263 leaving a message if necessary.

Lilly Steventon (01556)610131 is acting as Interim Moderator for the time-being.

A message from Rev. Mark Smith …

NOVEMBER – This is a strange time of year … Hallowe’en, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day … focussed on the dead and the past!

However, just looking a bit deeper lets us see the real meaning behind these long-established celebrations … LIFE!

Resisting the forces of darkness, giving thanks for those who show us God’s love, remembering those who have gone ahead of us to eternal life with the Lord, reminding ourselves of those who would destroy the freedoms we enjoy and those who gave their lives so that we could be free of tyranny and oppression and (most important of all) resolving to uphold the freedoms won for us, especially as we remember the Centenary of the Armistice at the end of the Great War (now known as World War 1) by gathering in Colliston Park on Sunday 11thfrom 10.50am.

Jesus gave His life on the Cross for me and YOU so that we could know God’s Love.

Jesus was raised from the dead so that YOU and I could have the Hope of Eternal Life.

Jesus lives in His followers through the Holy Spirit so we can share His Love & Life with others.

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.

Taste and see that the Lord is good !

See What’s On for more detail and join us if you can.

May God Bless you


Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson


Latest News

Autumn Concert

Posted: 08 Nov 2018

The Fundraising Group held a very enjoyable Autumn Concert with musical entertainment from Music 4 U, Hilary and Douglas Irving and a local ukulele band which had us all singing long forgotten hits from the 60s and 70s! The total raised was £422 for Church Funds. Thank you to all who bought tickets and donated raffle prizes.  

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Thank you

Posted: 08 Oct 2018

Thank you to all who donated flowers, produce and Food Bank items for our Harvest Thanksgiving Service.  An excellent total of £210.40 was collected for Christian Aid.

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Forthcoming Events

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

Together with God

Date: 18 November 2018

in St Peter's Church, Craignair Street at 7.00 pm

The Gospel of Mark

Date: 24 November 2018

will be held on Saturday 24 November at 2pm

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Lantern Walk

Date: 16 December 2018

in Town Woods, Dalbeattie at 4.00 pm

Christingle Service

Date: 24 December 2018

in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church at 6.00 pm

Watch-night Service

Date: 24 December 2018

in Urr Church at 11.30 pm

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Intimations 4th November 2018

The Forget-me-not Club will meet tomorrow in the back hall in Church Centre at 12 noon.   All are welcome.

There will be a meeting of the Worship Group tomorrow at 1.15pm in the Church Centre.   Everyone who is interested in taking part in a Service is very welcome.

Musical Minds will meet on Wednesday 7thNovember from 2 till 4 pm in the Church Centre.   All are welcome

The Remembrance Service will be held in the park at the War Memorial on Sunday 11thNovember at 10.50am.   This service will be instead of our usual service in the Church.

Kirk Session Meeting will take place on Tuesday 13thNovember at 7.30pm in the Church Centre.

A retiral collection will be held this morning for the ongoing work of the Church.




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.