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.

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

Church Services

Posted: 16 Sep 2020

We are delighted to announce that Church Services shall resume from the 27th of September. However they will be a little different in that there will be no singing and masks must be worn. In order to adhere to government guidelines of Test and Protect we are asking people to ‘book their seat’ this is easy following the link below.   The Session have also agreed a protocol for the Elders and helpers to follow on Sunday.  This can be seen under the tab "notices"    Unfortunately we are limited to 40 places because of social distancing so it’s on a first come first served basis.    

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Update re services

Posted: 23 Jul 2020

Based on Scottish Government guidance, places of worship can reopen in Scotland from 15 July, but with strict restrictions and increased safety measures in place.  As it stands, physical distancing is still required and singing is not permitted.  The Scottish Government has put a cap of 50 people being allowed in a building. Meetings are taking place to discuss the implications of reopening our church for restricted worship. Before opening the church the Kirk Session has to agree to the new policies, procedures and safety measures that need to be put in place to make sure that Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church is a safe place to hold the new style of services.  

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Forthcoming Events

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

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church Service

Date: 27 September 2020

will be held on Sunday 27 September 2020 at 11.00 am

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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. 




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.