KIRKCUDBRIGHT ARTS & CRAFT TRAIL 2014 KIRKCUDBRIGHT PARISH CHURCH VENUE

HEART FOR ART EXHIBITION

Friday 1st - Monday 4th August 2014

Paintings by Project and Tutor Artists with full supporting musical programme:

Nigel Mearns, Organ, Friday 1st August, 12 noon to 2.00pm
“Lyric Singers” Saturday 2nd August, 11.00am to 12 noon
Alistair McEwan, Organ, Saturday 2nd August, 12 noon to 1.00pm
Stephen Crosbie, Organ, Saturday 2nd August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Angus Dick, Organ, Sunday 3rd August, 12 noon to 2.00pm
Diane Stafford, Harp, Sunday 3rd August, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Little Gaelic Choir of Galloway, Sunday 3rd August, 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Nigel Mearns, Organ, Monday 4th August from 12 noon

This year’s Exhibition in the Church will feature work by both participants and their tutors of our fortnightly Tuesday “Heart for Art” sessions.  Among the paintings being exhibited will be work of participants from the Kirkcudbright area and from Fleet Valley, Merse House and Senwick House including paintings from budding artists Jim Carson, Betty Gamble, Billy Johnstone, Lena Laidlaw, Nora Little, William Milligan and Norah Pearson.  Among the tutors’ work represented will be paintings by Charlie Bennett, Liz Dagg, Christine Douglas, Jane Gibson, Kathreen Hope Dunbar, Sheena McCurrach and Colin Warden.  Regular Tuesday session helpers, Joan Boam, Lesley Milligan, Mary McKain and Patricia Bain will be on hand to provide teas to our visitors to the Church over the weekend.  If you are able to join the stewarding and teas making for some of the time, please be in touch with Lesley Milligan.
 

SPORTS QUIZ

Sports Quiz and Pie & Pea Supper in Church Hall on Friday 29th August, starting 7.30pm.  More details to follow.  Contact  Church Office for more information.
 

Kirkcudbright Parish Church

At the heart of Kirkcudbright, having Kirkcudbright at heart!

About our Church by Reverend Douglas Irving, Parish Minister

I am Douglas Irving and have been Parish Minister here for fifteen years, following fourteen years in my first charge - Kilbirnie: Auld Kirk in North Ayrshire.  I lead a progressive congregation with a passion for the very special and vibrant community of Kirkcudbright which we seek to serve in Christ’s Name.  I seek to encourage each member of our congregation to put God-given talent to use that God’s Rule might be established among us.  We seek to be full partners with other community groups within our town.  In particular, we work closely with our sister congregations here under the banner of Kirkcudbright Churches Together. 

It’s my privilege as Parish Minister to extend an invitation to you to join us as opportunity affords you.  

On Sundays and throughout the week, our congregation offers you a variety of opportunities for fellowship and service, whatever your age or background.  We welcome others of faith and of no faith to join us in journeying with Christ, He who has promised to be with us always.  We are all at different stages of our journeying and a good number of us discover particular friendship and companioning in our four Home Fellowship Groups which meet weekly. 

We have a fine, light and spacious church building dating from 1838 designed by the Scottish Architect William Burn; also a fine purpose-built church hall, with a well equipped kitchen, which provides a meeting place for not a few church and community groups.   A current congregational initiative is looking at the possibility of releasing our fine, but under-used, 175 year-old church building into 7 day-a-week use under local community ownership which we would continue to use alongside other community co-users.  Plans have been drawn up for the development of the building for such multi-community use and discussions with all interested parties are ongoing at the moment.

You, whom God sends our way, however, are our main concern.  Should you consider that we might be of service to you, please be in touch.  If I can’t help you personally, I will endeavour to put you in touch with someone who can!

Douglas Irving