In expressing appreciation for the local churches and community response to the urgent Winter Clothes Christian Aid Appeal for Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan, Katie Stovell, responsible for the organisation of the local appeal, reported that 120 boxes and around 90 large bags of winter clothes, shoes, bedding etc was donated, sorted, packed in the Parish Church Hall and delivered to Wellingborough where it was loaded on Friday 23 January on to a huge lorry bound for Northern Iraq.  Each of five lorries already on their way to Iraq is carrying enough winter clothes to meet the needs of around 6,000 people.  Additional funding had been secured for two more lorries, with their cargo of winter clothing, to depart for Iraq before the end of January, with a further consignment of good from the Stewartry, leaving Castle Douglas on 26 January.  Our prayers are with the drivers that both they and their precious cargoes arrive in safety at their destination and return home in good shape.  In their giving, may they too receive.  The local community thanks Katie for “going with God”.  As He guides, God surely provides.


The final total raised for the Fishermen's Mission during the festival was £731.00.  This figure includes £130.00 raised through the silent auction of model trawlers.  Thank you so much for your support.  We hope that all of you enjoyed the atmosphere created by so many trees and nativity related displays.

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