Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church linked with Urr Parish Church

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Hello and welcome to our church website,

With Spring flowers all around us and the buds on the trees, new lambs in the fields we are being reminded of new life. After all the months of lockdown and isolation, we are also seeing a way forward with small steps to life changing again and becoming more like we are used to.

So it is with the church, all those months our church buildings have been sitting empty, no sounds of fellowship greetings, no music and hymns being sung, it was a sad place.  What we must never forget is there will always be a presence within our beloved building, the presence of God Almighty.  And so it was with great pleasure that we opened our doors once again for worship on Palm Sunday, how delightful it felt to be back with the congregation, the fellowship again between people, the warmth of welcome and music once again rang out, although we could not sing.

Then we were able to celebrate Easter and once again so nice to see so many people in the pews once again. We are open and moving forward, things are different, but soon hopefully we will move slowly onward and be able to sit with friends, be able to sing when our wonderful organist, Rory, plays for us.

There is always a very warm welcome in our church, whether a regular attender, an occasional attender or a visitor, the welcome is there for all.

As we move into Spring and all the new life around us, we too, will embrace the changes we have had to make to enable us to worship, but the one thing we will never change is the welcome given to all who enter our doors, and the fellowship we share.

If you haven’t visited us please feel free to do so and enjoy the peace held within our sanctuary and the presence of Our Lord. We look forward to meeting you all.

Rev Fiona Wilson

Rev Fiona Wilson and Richard Wilson

Latest News

Revised instructions from Church of Scotland

Posted: 21 Jul 2021

We have been looking at the new maximum number of worshippers, who are now able to attend services in light of the new instructions received from the Church of Scotland in line with Scottish Government guidelines. We were working to a distance of 1 metre between worshippers although people from the same household may sit adjacent to one another - the new number is 100.

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Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Church Communion Service

Posted: 25 May 2021

A Communion Service will be held on Sunday 6th June 2021 at 11.00 am.   Church Capacity is limited to 48 worshippers due to Covid 19. Cont/..

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Forthcoming Events

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

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Protocol for church services

The Kirk Session have agreed the protocol to be followed when the Church reopens

Please click on the link to read/download the information. Protocol for church services. 

Link for reserving seats for Sunday services:

Due to COVID restrictions bookings must be taken in advance and can be placed here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../sunday-service-tickets...
We are restricted to 50 places and will endeavour to live stream the service at 11:00am on Facebook Live




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.