Our latest Alpha Course has got underway with presentations on Wednesdays 17th September  (Who is Jesus?) and 24th September (Why did Jesus die?).  An open invitation is extended to everyone to drop in any Wednesday evening during October and November to the Lesser Town Hall at 7.00pm for a free meal, the evening’s DVD presentation and discussion.  See you there!

Starts Wednesday 17th September 2014 and runs for 10 weeks.

7.00pm - 9.00pm each night.  Includes - Meal, DVD, Discussion
Venue: Lesser Town Hall, Kirkcudbright Cost - There is no charge.

If anyone is interested in helping with Alpha or has any questions about it, please ring Tim & Pauline (contact through Church Office).


It is time once again to think about filling shoeboxes.  This is the 21st Anniversary of the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal and 1.7 million shoeboxes have been distributed over the years.

This year boxes will go to Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania and Serbia.  Everyday things that we take for granted can often be luxuries for people in desperate poverty, so please take a leaflet and fill a shoebox.  Share the meaning of Christmas with those in need.

Boxes can be handed in to Cavers and Co, 40/42 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, or at any Church service before 10th November. We have a supply of empty boxes at Cavers and Co, so please pick one up from there if necessary.

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