Posted: 8th August, 2017
Over the weekend, we had just under 400 visitors to the church. Some came in the morning to follow the Pilgrim Trail – a reflective walk round the church – and to admire the stained-glass windows.
Others came in the afternoon to listen to the variety of musical offerings – Fleet Renaissance, harpist, Dianne Stafford, and the Solway Sinfonia quartet.
One group even came searching for the date on our knight’s tomb! Most people lingered to browse the books on offer by donation. Some stopped to leave a prayer on our prayer tree. And one couple, who had been coming to Kirkcudbright for 11 years, claimed that this was the first time the church was open for them to look round.
On Sunday afternoon, the Kirkcudbright Churches Together held a Songs of Praise in the harbour square. As the wind blew and the rain lashed - maybe a bit of poetic licence here, but not much - we sang our hearts out and smiled knowingly at one another when the passage was read - Jesus calms the storm. Our rector, Stephen, blessed the harbour and the fishing vessels that still work out of Kirkcudbright. The retiring collection was for the Fishermen's Mission.