Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Easter is a sign of new beginnings, new life in the fields and countryside, new life in our journey in our Christian journey of life.

Easter is a time to celebrate, to find joy and peace and the love of God our Father.

For many years now Easter has been turned into yet another Public Holiday, losing the name of Easter, instead being the Spring Holiday. It is a holiday where families come together to have fun outside in the Spring Sunshine, walks in the parks, trips to the beach, picnics outside in the country, activities that have all been nearly impossible with dark days, cold and wet days. windy days. And so the country seems to come alive again, awaken with renewed vigour and lifted spirits.

For Christians, it is a time to celebrate, to be renewed in Faith, Hope and Love.

Faith in our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us, who Died and then Rose again, that we too might know eternal life in God.

Hope, knowing that God is with us wherever we go, in us whatever we do, and with us in all that we face. He knows our love, our celebrations and joy and also our sorrow at the many difficult things we face in life.

Love, there is nothing like a love that a parent has for a child, from the day you hold a new born in your hands after birth and throughout your life. We are God's Children, Jesus is God's Son, He knows the suffering, the Sacrifice and the joy of Easter.

Let us not turn our celebration of such love into just another holiday, let it truly be a Celebration of Love.

Wishing all a Very Blessed Easter.



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

Church of Scotland Guilds Together Gathering

Date: 27 April 2019

will meet in St Michael's & South Parish Churches from 10.30 am

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Intimations 14 April 2019

Easter Services

  • Maundy Thursday Communion will be held on Thursday 18th April in the Church at 7.00pm
  • Good Friday Service will be held on Friday 19th April in the Church at 7.00pm
  • Easter Morning Service on 21st April in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church.
  • Churches Together will meet at the Cross in the High Street for a Good Friday Service on Friday 19th April at 12 noon.   This service will be led by Christ Church.
  • There will be an Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service at Carlingwark Loch, Castle Douglas at 5.45am

Church of Scotland Guilds Together Gathering will meet on Saturday 27th April in St Michael’s & South Parish Churches, Dumfries from 10.30 am.   Please bring packed lunch.   There are posters at the rear of the Church





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.