Welcome to Greyfriars, Kirkcudbright and St Mary's, Gatehouse of Fleet

Greyfriars and St. Mary’s is a linked charge of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. The church in Kirkcudbright dates back to Medieval times, and in Gatehouse of Fleet to 1840. We hope you will find in these pages welcome, inspiration and information.


From now until Christmas Eve, the Church is in the Holy Season of Advent. In each of our churches we light a candle at the beginning of the service, representing the light of Christ coming into the world. With the stress of the rush before Christmas, it is a beautiful and sacred way of preparing for the truth of Christ coming into our lives. The Advent prayer can be prayed daily to help us: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness.

Advent, Christmas & New Year Services in Greyfriars & St. Mary’s

Sunday 1st December, Advent Sunday, 9.30am St. Mary’s & 11am Greyfriars
At this service presents (unwrapped please) gratefully received for children & teenagers, which the Salvation Army distributes to young people in deprived circumstances.

Sunday 1st December, 6pm Greyfriars.
The popular service of Sung Evensong, with the Fleet Renaissance music ensemble, and ecumenical participation.

Wednesday 4th December 10.15am
Holy Communion in Fleet Valley Care Home Gatehouse.

Thursday 12th December 11am
Holy Communion in Senwick House Care Home, nr.Borgue.

Saturday 21st December from 3pm,
Churches street carol singing in Kirkcudbright, concludes in Greyfriars House with seasonal refreshments.

Sunday 22nd December
Ecumenical Carol service in Parish Church, Kirkcudbright.

Christmas Eve, 5pm St. Mary’s,
Nine Lessons & Carols, followed by mulled wine & mince tarts.

11.15pm Midnight Communion & Carols in Greyfriars.

Christmas Day 9.30am St. Mary’s, 11am Greyfriars,
Sung Eucharist & Carols

(No Thursday 26th December service in Greyfriars)

Sunday 29th December, 11am
Sung Eucharist in Greyfriars. Joint service with St. Mary’s (5th Sunday). Last service of old year, followed by mulled wine and mince tarts. No service in St. Mary’s

Wednesday 1st January 9.30am
New Year’s Day, said Holy Communion in St. Mary’s. Thursday 2nd January 10am, said Holy Communion in Greyfriars.

Sunday 5th January
Epiphany Eve, Sung Eucharist 9.30am St. Mary’s, 11am Greyfriars

Any elderly, house- bound, or hospitalised church members wishing to receive private communion please contact the Rector directly, who will happily provide this .