Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Welcome to our websiteA short reflection

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.

Sadly, our church, like every church in the country, has had to close its doors to everyone.

The beautiful building, of which we are so proud, stands tall and strong and usually so warm and welcoming, it echoes now of emptyness and music from praise lying dormant beside the organ.

And it is sad that we cannot open its doors. We WILL open them again, and our praise will ring out again, our prayers said to the Lord and most of all our thanksgiving to our Lord.

Until then we must remember,

We are the Church, not the building, at this testing time, we can still praise God wherever we are, we can pray wherever we are, and we as a whole congregation can love and serve the Lord in our community by following Jesus’ ways.

We will open our doors again but until we can:

Stay strong everyone and place yourself in God's hands. He will carry us through.

Go peacefully, go gently and walk with the Lord.

Blessing to all,

Rev Fiona Wilson

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

 

Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

Latest News


Ecumenical Call to Prayer

Posted: 23 May 2020

For the ninth week running, 14 Churches and Christian organisations across Scotland are calling on Christians to pray at the same time in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please join in prayer at 7 pm on Sunday 24th May.   Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said: "I’m delighted to have read that in the last couple of months google searches for ‘prayer’ have increased dramatically. "But reading about what prayer is and how to do it is the only the start of it. After that it’s time to actually pray! "And what better than to join with brothers and sisters from across the nation at 7pm on Sunday to pray our way through this ongoing crisis. I commend it to you and look forward to being with you, in Spirit, on Sunday evening."   "In the Gospel of John (17: 1-11), Jesus prays for his disciples in anticipation of the time when he will no longer be with them. What is it that he prays for? Jesus asks the Father to ‘protect’ his friends. Whilst he was with them, Jesus protected and shielded the disciples and later in his prayer he prays for each one of us. The ascended Lord Jesus continues to pray for us and assures us that his presence will be renewed through the gift of the Holy Spirit."   We pray:

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VE Day

Posted: 07 May 2020

The Church Bell rang out on 7th May to commemorate VE Day. The Bell was rang by Ian McMickan and assisted by Norman Kennedy.

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Forthcoming Events


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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.