Sunday 15th March – Lent 3

Services for the coming week


Midweek Services Preacher/


St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church Thurs 10:00 Eucharist Christopher
Sunday 22nd March – Mothering Sunday
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Family Eucharist Helen/Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Family Eucharist Helen/Christopher



16th March Dalbeattie Study Group 10:30 @ 4 Screel Drive. We will be looking at Matthew 16: 24 – 27. Postponed from last week

 JULIAN GROUP  The next Julian Group will be on Tuesday 17th March, 2.15 pm at the home of Sue Thomas.  We will be looking at Chapter 4. All are welcome, but if you haven’t been before and would like to attend please contact Sue (01556 612863) so she can pull up a chair for you.

 17th March Castle Douglas Mother’s Union 12.30 A Lent Talk – Revd Joy Margerison

 19th March Christian Aid AGM @ 7pm Castle Douglas Parish Church Hall. All are welcome.

 Christ Church readers please sign the rota at the back of church to indicate when you will read.

 22nd March Mothering Sunday Lunch in the Gordon Memorial hall after the 11am Sunday service to which the congregations of both charges are invited. This will consist of 2 courses with tea/coffee to follow. A list for choices and numbers for the caterer is now at the back of church. Cost £10 per head, children free. Today is the last day to sign up.

23rd March Christ Church Extra-ordinary Congregational meeting @ 6pm to discuss the future of the church hall.


Each year St Ninian’s earmarks a sum of money to be donated to charities – to be divided between them equally. The Vestry invites members of the congregation to suggest suitable charities. If you have a suggestion please write the name of the charity on the sheet entitled SUGGESTED CHARITIES on the Gordon Hall noticeboard. The Vestry will consider the suggestions at their meeting on 26th March. Many thanks. Paul Campbell – Secretary.

 Healing Blankets are available in both churches. If you know of someone suffering illness, grief or loneliness, in need of a ‘comforter’, please take a blanket from the front of church. The recipient will know that they are enfolded in the prayers of the church.

Donations for local Food Banks can be left at the back of both churches. St Ninian’s supports CD ‘Helping Hands Food Bank’ and Christ Church supports Kirkcudbright Food Bank. Non-perishable foods please, also toiletries. NB: Please will you write the Best Before Date clearly on food items. This helps the people at the Food Banks and saves them time looking for hard to find dates.

Please pray for…

Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter)

Pat Miles

Elizabeth Campbell

Pray also for those who are caring for these people.

Dates for your Diary

24th March @ 7pm Dunscore Church, Induction of the Rev Mark Smith as Minister for Dunscore, Glencairn + Moniave. His first service will be 29th March @ 10am Glencairn Church.

Lent Talks

The Sacraments

25th + 26th March Ordination led by Christopher Ketley

1st + 2nd April Reconciliation led by Sandra Walsh

8th + 9th April Anointing led by Jenny Wright

Ecumenical Talks: Praying with Paintings + Imagery

25th + 26th March Fr William

1st + 2nd April Rev Alison Burnside/Rev Christopher Ketley