COFFEE, CAKE AND COMEDY!

The Drama Club Spring production this year takes the form of a play followed by a Tea/Coffee evening.  (Only one play, so more than just a biscuit!)  The play is “A Little Local Difficulty”, a comedy which explores the havoc wrought by a stranger in a Scottish village.  Is she dangerous, or are the locals deluded?  Come and find out.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March, in the Church Hall at 7.30pm.

Tickets - £4 for adults and £2 for Juniors - will be available from Thomson, Newsagent.
 

GEOFFREY MONK

Its good to see new faces in church and this month we would like to introduce Geoff Monk – Reader in Training.

"I am Geoffrey Monk and a member of Balmaghie Church and live with my wife Cath in Laurieston.  We have five children who have now mostly flown the nest.  Some of you may be aware of the Weather Centre in Laurieston, which I have run for around 15 years.  I had previously worked in various locations in Britain and abroad (as far as the Falkland Islands) as a researcher and forecaster in the Met office.  A few years ago, I was gently pushed toward attending a weekend for potential readers, and have gradually moved toward Readership, having started various courses with the International Christian College in Glasgow, and now here with you at the second of two placements under Douglas.  With some weekends away so far (one a conference for Trainee Readers), I've not been in Kirkcudbright every Sunday - but the idea is to be with you most weeks through to the summer and to contribute to the worship.  My other interests, apart from being fascinated by the weather, are mostly outside - I like to run and cycle and walk (particularly in the hills), and I ride a motor-bike.  I enjoy the vegetables and fruit in the garden.  I am a member of Balmaghie Community Council and Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Castle Douglas."
 

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 sixteen 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