Services for the coming week


Midweek Services Preacher/


St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church Thurs   10:00 Eucharist Christopher
Sunday 1st December – Advent Sunday
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Family Eucharist Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Family Eucharist Christopher


Today at 6pm Taizé style service in the Gordon Memorial Hall, Castle Douglas.


Carol Services: Christopher would like suggestions for carols and poems to be used at our carol services in December.


29th Nov Study Day on Matthew’s Gospel at St Ninian’s Castle Douglas 11:30am – 4:30pm.


30th Nov from 10:30 – 15:30 Paint your Guardian Angel at Gordon Memorial Hall, St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas. Booking required. See poster for details.


1st Dec @ 4:00pm Musical Reflection for Advent at Christ Church, Dalbeattie.

God’s promise of a Redeemer is about to be fulfilled.   This will be a quiet space to express our contrition, and through prayer, scripture and music, to reflect on God’s mercy and forgiveness and his wonderful gift of Redemption and Salvation.  This is a non-denominational time of prayer.   All are welcome.


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

RIP Rosemary Elliot. Please pray for Frances, Huw and all the family and friends.

A Memorial Service will take place in St. Ninian’s at 12.30pm, Thursday 28th November.

Please pray for…

Barbara Chadwick

Ron Newton

Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter)

Daniel Collins Snr

Andrew Milner

Susie Ross

Pray also for those who are caring for these people.

The Bishops as they seek God’s will in choosing the next bishop for our diocese

Dates for your Diary

14th Dec a Celebration of the Eucharist to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church at 2.00pm, at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth.

14th Dec Advent Quiet Day. Rediscovering the child of Christmas. St Ninian’s Castle Douglas. See poster for details.

17th Dec  @ 12.30 Castle Douglas MU Christmas Party.