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.

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.

 

Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

Latest News


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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Donations

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....

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Forthcoming Events


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

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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.