Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Welcome to our website

Hello to all visiting our website at this uncertain time. May I wish you all health and strength and patience in the coming weeks and months ahead.

We now finally have some good news; we are opening our church once again for worship.

This has been a long time coming, but we were following all the guidelines given to us by the Church of Scotland, and there are many.  However, we understand that it is for our own safety.

 A lot of hard work has gone into preparing for opening and to ensure social distancing is being kept throughout the building.  It will seem very strange to all of us as we try to follow all the regulations.

I fully understand that many people still do not feel safe enough to return to worship yet and indeed it is a daunting thought, with the number of cases changing daily.

I intend to hold the first service of worship on Sunday 27th September at the usual time of 11.00 am.  As mentioned in the News section and Facebook section of the website the church has been measured out and seating marked, our capacity is 40 plus Minister, organist and duty elders.  Follow the links on the Facebook tab on this website to book your seat for the service.

The elders are delivering more details of the Government guidelines to all members of our Church.

I hope that if you feel able to come to worship you will still find our church a welcoming place.  If you are still not too sure about joining us for worship, the service will be streamed live on our Facebook page.

Rev Fiona Wilson

I can still be contacted on 01556 610708 if pastoral care is needed.

 

Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

Latest News


Stepping Stones Food Bank

Posted: 02 Oct 2020

Stepping Stones Food Bank, 24 High Street, Dalbeattie Harvest Appeal The current Covid restrictions mean that this year it is not possible to hold the Harvest Service in the church or the Harvest Assembly at the school. Instead the church would like to join forces with the school in appealing for food bank items to be delivered to the above food bank. These are difficult times for a number of people who are struggling to access or afford food and household essentials. Cont/..

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Christian Aid 2020

Posted: 02 Oct 2020

Due to the current restrictions on our lives during the Coronavirus pandemic there have been no fundraising events for Christian Aid in 2020. I am not intending to issue the Christmas Appeal jam jars this year. I would ask those of you who already have money collected in the Small Change boxes to please either keep until they can be collected next year, alternatively you can donate directly to Christian Aid. This is possible through their website, www.christianaid.org.uk , or by post to Christian Aid, 1 st Floor, Sycamore House, 290 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JR. Cont/..

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Forthcoming Events


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

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Protocol for church services

The Kirk Session have agreed the protocol to be followed when the Church reopens on Sunday.

Please click on the link to read/download the information. Protocol for church services. 


Churches

Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie

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

Kirkgunzeon

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

Urr

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.