NO 15 ATKINSON PLACE

This house is available for let.  Application forms can be obtained from the Convenor:- Donald Haining, of 68 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4EJ.  Closing date is 30 June 2015.
 

IRAQ CLOTHES APPEAL

As the crisis in the Middle East continues and following on from the winter clothing appeal I am running another appeal to send aid to refugees linked again with Samara's Aid Appeal and British-based FRRME (Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East).  Both these charities have also been involved in setting up schools and helping refugee families through non-government funded organisations in both Iraq and Jordan in the last few months.  Good quality clothing and bedding is still needed by families who have fled their homes, particularly persecuted Christians.  There is also an appeal for 'Care Packs' which are a banana box filled with new essential items for a particular vulnerable group - 'Expectant and new mums', 'Vulnerable women' and 'Baby'.  A group of people can get together and fill a box with items such as a towel, soap, toothbrush, hairbrush and other essential items which I can give more details about on request.  If anyone would like to donate any summer clothing (must be in excellent condition) or get involved with the care packs please get in touch with me kstovell@hotmail.co.uk.  The drop off times for donations are Kirkcudbright Parish Hall on Sunday 31 May, from 10.00am -12 noon, and then Monday 1 June, from 10.00am – 12.noon.
 

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