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 …

In the immortal words of the great bard, Noddy Holder … “It’s Chriiiiiiistmas!”

Happy Christmas to all our readers !

Some things to remember as you finish the sprouts and turkey …

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Jesus is for life, not just for Christmas.

Wise Men looked for Jesus … they still do.

As we head into the New Year remember:

Jesus came down at Christmas – in every diary.

Jesus can come into our lives any day – whatever the date in the diary.  Just ask Him.

Jesus will come again on the Last Day - not in any diaries but could be before tea-time.

If you want to know more than a few clever one-liners and set yourself up for 2019 why not come along to one of our regular services?  The Wise Men travelled thousands of miles to check Jesus out because they had seen a new star.  What have you seen or experienced which makes you wonder …

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 !

Oh, by the way … every Blessing for 2019.


Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson


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

Churches Together, Together with God

Date: 20 January 2019

will take place on Sunday 20 January at 7.00 pm

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Intimations 13 January 2019

Churches Together, Together with God, will take place on Sunday 20thJanuary in Christ Church at 7.00pm.   This service will be led by Rev Colin Reilly of the Galloway Christians.   Everyone is welcome

Tea & Coffee will be served immediately after the service this morning.   Donations will be used for the ongoing work of the Church.   Everyone is welcome.




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.