Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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As the Church year moves from the season of Easter into Pentecost, we are reminded of the birth of the Christian Church.

Pentecost is really the birth of the church, when the disciples were gifted with the Holy Spirit, when they found they could communicate with all they met, and were able to pass on the Love of God to all.

Jesus was no longer with them in a physical presence, He was with them in a Spiritual presence now, and he had commanded them to go and preach to the nations.

A daunting thought for these ordinary men, who came from all walks of life. But they followed their instructions and so the Church was born.

Much has changed since those days, they had to travel on foot or by donkey, no phones, no cars, no internet!  How would they mange!

But that is exactly what they did, they preached the love of God to all they met, they encouraged others to live the Christian life and take God into their hearts.

There were no fancy church buildings then and most of the meetings took place in people’s homes. And soon the word spread.

To this day we recognise how our church began, although there have been many changes to worship, to preaching, to prayer and even our approach to God.

Here in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church we seek to follow the disciples example, we welcome all who come to us, we share the fellowship and most of we share the great love of God our Father, Jesus the Son and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to all who enter through our door.

Go in peace, Go in love, and go with the Lord.

Fiona.

 

Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

 

Latest News


Guild Coffee Morning

Posted: 12 Feb 2019

The very successful Guild Coffee Morning held in the Church Centre on Saturday 9th February raised a grand total of £800.50 with donations still coming in.  

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Christian Aid Christmas Appeal 2018

Posted: 21 Jan 2019

The final total collected in the Small Change Boxes and from the monthly tea/coffee sessions is £983.52.  This will be sent to Christian Aid Scotland for their ongoing work. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this splendid amount. Morag McMickan, Christian Aid Co-ordinator.

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Forthcoming Events


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

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Intimations 23 June 2019

New Abbey Gardens Safari will take place on 30th June from 2pm to 6pm.  Around 30 gardens in and near the village will be open.   Follow the sign at the village war memorial for location map for gardens.  Cost £5 for viewing and car park.   Teas £3 and plant sale at Village Hall.  In aid of Lochend and New Abbey Church and Christian Aid.


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.