Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Welcome to our website 

As you may have heard our Minister, Rev Fiona Wilson, needs surgery on her spine so will be officially "off" work until further notice.

Please pray for her and her family at this time.

For any pastoral or practical matters, baptism, wedding, or funeral please contact Rev Mark R S Smith on (01387)760263 leaving a message if necessary.

Lilly Steventon (01556)610131 is acting as Interim Moderator for the time-being.

A message from Rev. Mark Smith …

NOVEMBER – This is a strange time of year … Hallowe’en, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day … focussed on the dead and the past!

However, just looking a bit deeper lets us see the real meaning behind these long-established celebrations … LIFE!

Resisting the forces of darkness, giving thanks for those who show us God’s love, remembering those who have gone ahead of us to eternal life with the Lord, reminding ourselves of those who would destroy the freedoms we enjoy and those who gave their lives so that we could be free of tyranny and oppression and (most important of all) resolving to uphold the freedoms won for us, especially as we remember the Centenary of the Armistice at the end of the Great War (now known as World War 1) by gathering in Colliston Park on Sunday 11thfrom 10.50am.

Jesus gave His life on the Cross for me and YOU so that we could know God’s Love.

Jesus was raised from the dead so that YOU and I could have the Hope of Eternal Life.

Jesus lives in His followers through the Holy Spirit so we can share His Love & Life with others.

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.

Taste and see that the Lord is good !

See What’s On for more detail and join us if you can.

May God Bless you


Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

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Latest News

The First Responders Defibrillator

Posted: 15 Dec 2018

First Responders group has provided a defibrillator for the church and the church has provided funding for mounting the defib on the wall of the church centre.

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Poppy Fall for 100th Anniversary WW1

Posted: 21 Nov 2018

When word got around that the Fellowship Group had taken up the challenge to make a poppy fall for the 100th Anniversary of WW1, the jungle drums and grapevine went into overdrive. The feeling of wanting to be part of this, once in a life time project, appealed to many women and soon, beautifully knitted, crocheted and felt poppies, were arriving at church, from not only our local churches but from all over the Stewartry and beyond.   Some came with no identification as to the donors, but we knew that they came with much love from guildswomen, friends, and individuals, we felt quite humbled.   We would like to thank you all so much for being with us on this memorable journey. We had well nigh on 2  thousand poppies.   The next step was to sew them to a net, which as you can imagine was quite a task.   However, with a small team of volunteers, we rose to the occasion and completed the fall before the due date.  It measured 7 wide by 16 foot long.

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Forthcoming Events

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

Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Christmas Advent Service

Date: 23 December 2018

at 11.00 am

Cubs Nativity and Carols by Candlelight

Date: 23 December 2018

on 23 December at 6.30 pm

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Christingle Service

Date: 24 December 2018

in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church at 6.00 pm

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Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Christingle Service

Date: 24 December 2018

at 6.00 pm.

Watch-night Service

Date: 24 December 2018

in Urr Church at 11.30 pm

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Intimations 16th December 2018

Tonight Galloway Christians traditional Lantern Walk in the Forest at 4.00pm, meeting at the Town Wood Car Park. All are welcome.

Christmas Service and Events.

Sunday, 23rd December.

09.30 – Urr Carol Service.

11.00 – Dalbeattie & KirkgunzeonFinal Advent Service.

18.30 – Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon - Cubs Nativity & Carols by Candlelight and the Heuchan Choir. 

Monday, 24th December.

18.00 – Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon – Christingle Service. Pyjamas allowed.

23.20 – Urr – Watchnight Service.

Tuesday, 25th December.

10.00 – Dalbeattie & KirkgunzeonService in Church Centre. (Please bring an unopened pressie.)


We light a light to remember a loved one, including a friend or relative, and any donations given are then distributed among local charities

You can buy as many lights as you wish and donations will be accepted up to Sunday, 30th December. Leaflets have been distributed to all households in the town. Name cards will be displayed at the back of the Parish Church together with extra leaflets and a donations box.

Donations should be handed in to any of the following locations, where you can also pick up extra leaflets:

Bryan Gowans       H&R McKenzie        Power Cuts        Neilson Bros.







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.