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.
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.
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.
Posted: 23 Jul 2020
Although regular services are not taking place in these unusual times the costs of maintaining the ministry and the church buildings remain. For those of you who normally give an Offering on a Sunday please consider how you can continue to make your gifts regularly. Details on how you could do this are set out on the next page....