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

Fellowship Group Coffee Morning

Posted: 20 Nov 2017

The Fellowship Group Coffee Morning and Craft Sale which took place in the Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church Centre on Saturday, 11th November, was, as always, a lovely occasion, when friends get together to “chew and chat”, creating a lovely atmosphere. In between times they purchased our wares, helping us to realise the superb sum of £1,232. 40p.     

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Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church booklet

Posted: 02 Oct 2017

In 2005 Mrs Jean Stoddart wrote a very informative and interesting booklet giving the history of the church and information on activities happening in the church at that time.  This booklet has been updated and now includes new information and photographs of present activities in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church.  It now also includes the history of Kirkgunzeon Church.

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Forthcoming Events

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

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church Quiet Service

Date: 15 December 2017

will be held in Church at 7 pm

Candle-light Carol Service

Date: 17 December 2017

will be held in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church at 6.30 pm.

Dalbeattie Primary School Service

Date: 21 December 2017

will be held in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church at 11.00 am.

Family Christingle Service

Date: 24 December 2017

will be held in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church at 6.30 pm

Watchnight Service

Date: 24 December 2017

will be held in Urr Church at 11.30 pm

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Intimations 3rd December 2017

The Forget Me Not Club will meet in the Small Hall in the  Church Centre at 12 noon on Monday 04 December. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Musical Minds will take place in the Church Centre between 2 - 4pm on Wednesday 06 December. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please note that the Fellowship Group will not meet on 21st or 28th Dec but will resume at 10am on Thursday 04 Jan 2018.

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church is holding an Advent Concert on Sunday 10th  December at 3pm in the church. Admission is by donation to church funds. This is an informal concert to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season and will feature local singers and musicians.

The Tree of Heaven will again be lit to coincide this year with the Advent Concert on 10th December. You can light a light to remember a loved one, including a friend or relative. Donations given for the lights are then distributed among local charities. You can buy as many lights as you wish and donations will be accepted up to 31st December. Leaflets will be distributed to all households in the town. Donations should be handed in to any of the following locations where you can also pick up extra leaflets. Name cards will be displayed at the back of the Church.

Bryan Gowans    H&R McKenzie    Power Cuts    E Kinnaird & Son   Parish Church

Advent is always a busy time at the Dumfries Food Bank as many more people are referred leading up to Christmas.   During Advent, Fiona Dalgleish, the Trussell Trust Food Bank Manager, is appealing for the following non-perishable donations.

UHT milk, toilet rolls, nappies, toiletries, pasta sauces, tins of meat, Tins of fish, washing powder, pet food, selection boxes,           

Small gift sets for both adults and children. 

Donations should be handed in to the Church no later than December 10th to allow time for preparation and distribution.

URR Parish Church invite everyone to come and see the Christmas trees in the Church on Sunday 17th December 2017 from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm.    There are 19 decorated trees and there will be refreshments.   ALL ARE WELCOME.

Christmas Services

Advent Concert: 10th December  - 3 till 4.30 pm

Cubs Nativity: 12th December  - 6.30 pm

Quiet Service: 15th December  - 7.00 pm

Candle Light Carol Service: 17th December  - 6.30 pm

Primary School Service: 21st December  - 11.00 am

Christingle Service: 24th December - 6.30 pm

Watchnight Service – URR: 24th December - 11.30 pm

Christmas Day (Church Centre): 25th December - 10.00 am                   





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.