Bring Happiness to someone in need this Christmas!

It is time once again to think about filling shoeboxes.

Last year Blythswood Care delivered 115932 shoeboxes to people in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. Last year we contributed almost 100 of these boxes. This is only possible through the generosity and kindness of people like you.

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. Give hope to someone in need this Christmas.

Leaflets are available in the vestibule of the Church, in the Church Hall or from Cavers and Co. Please note that this year Blythswood are collecting shoeboxes earlier than usual in the south of Scotland, so please have your shoeboxes ready by the end of October.

Boxes can be handed in to Cavers and Co. 40/42 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright or at any Church service before 31st October.. We have a supply of empty boxes at Cavers and Co, so please pick one up from there if necessary.


We are delighted to welcome Geoff as the recently appointed organist at Kirkcudbright Parish Church. Geoff was born in Dumfries and went to school there. He started playing the organ at the age of 15 at Lincluden Church and later at St Georges Dumfries. After studying at Royal Scottish Academy of Music he entered teaching before becoming a staff member of the BBC Singers. As a singer he has toured worldwide with some of the world’s great conductors. He has himself conducted numerous choirs and orchestras, both professional and amateur. He has written his own orchestral pieces as well as operas and musicals. Over the years he has kept up his organ skills, until recently playing for the 6 parish churches near his home in Norfolk! Since retiring to New Galloway in 2017 Geoff has been ‘relief’ organist for Kells, Balmaclellan and Carsphairn churches and undoubtedly their loss is Kirkcudbright’s gain.

Kirkcudbright Parish Church

At the heart of Kirkcudbright, having Kirkcudbright at heart!


Kirkcudbright Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland - we are men and women and young people who meet together for worship, fellowship and service in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our activities and services are open to all - regardless of age, denomination, or sexual orientation. Whether you are a committed Christian or uncertain about what you believe, we would love to meet you and accompany you on your journey of faith.

We hope you will find useful information on these pages and if you'd like further information - please get in touch - the details are on the 'Contacts' page.