Christian Aid Week is approaching and this year it will be from 13th – 19th May. I am appealing for your help, yet again, in this great task.

The house to house collection is our greatest fundraiser so volunteers for this task are most important. In addition we need helpers to count the money and 2 or 3 people to make soup for these helpers.

If you are fit or want to get fit please consider walking (or running) the Kirkcudbright Half Marathon for us. Continuing back problems mean that I am unlikely to do this myself this year but will help in getting sponsors for others.

Mary Newton will again be doing her famous tea for us. Any new ideas will be most welcome.

If you can help in any way please contact me.

Many Thanks.

Linda Kinnell


On 25th April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal. About 9000 people were killed, many thousands injured and 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed. Our congregation and other congregations throughout Scotland sent funds via Church of Scotland World Mission Council to United Mission in Nepal and these funds are now being used to rebuild schools and community drinking water systems.

I have been given the opportunity to visit Kathmandu and Dhading in April this year with a group from Churches and Presbytery’s from all over Scotland. I will visit United Mission to Nepal organisation; see the reconstruction work and other work of the UMN and the National Council of Churches in Nepal. My wish also is to be able to visit communities and speak with the people who have been most affected by the earthquake. After visiting Haiti for a month a few years after the 2010 earthquake and working in the community, I saw how a disaster of this magnitude can devastate communities in many ways and am very interested in how the people of Nepal are coping with this and rebuilding their country. Also, I feel it is important to let our congregation know how our prayers and monetary gifts have helped in Nepal and to know that the cups of tea, coffee and cakes we share at our coffee mornings will carry on helping those less fortunate than ourselves in the future.

Ann Morgan – World Church Team

Kirkcudbright Parish Church

At the heart of Kirkcudbright, having Kirkcudbright at heart!

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.