Choose Life!

Posted: 20th January 2019

Eco-Group ‘Choose Life!’ –

A meeting for all those interested in exploring together the question of how we might reduce our harmful impact on the environment will be held in Greyfriars House, Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm.

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME. It would help if you could let me know if you plan to come. Rachel Inglis 01557 331548


2019 Week of Christian Unity events

Posted: 20th January 2019

The Week of Christian Unity will be from 18th - 25th January. However, some of our events will extend beyond those dates this year.

There will be three short periods of prayer held from 11am in:

Kirkcudbright Parish Church, Tuesday, 22nd January

St Andrews & St Cuthberts RC church, Wednesday, 23rd January

Greyfriars SEC church, Thursday 24th January

Saturday, 26th January, in Gatehouse Kirk together with St Mary’s.


In addition, the main service of Christian Unity will be held:

11am, Sunday 9th June, Greyfriars Church


A Retreat For All

Posted: 20th January, 2019

Organised by the Mothers’ Union in Scotland and led by Revd Martin Roff, Diocesan Supernumerary in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, will be held from Tuesday 9th April – Thursday 11th April in St Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull, Perth. The theme will be ‘Trust in God, in good times and bad’ and will comprise a series of talks and led meditations. The retreat is open to both members and non-members.

The cost is £160 full-board for a single en-suite room, or £145 for a single room with shared shower room. The organisers do not want cost to be a barrier to coming, so please get in touch to enquire about financial assistance.

St Mary s, Kinnoull has been recently refurbished to offer a high standard of accommodation in a beautiful setting. Most of the bedrooms are single with en-suite shower rooms. There is lift access to all floors. The building and the lift are wheelchair accessible.

The Mothers’ Union in Scotland is part of the worldwide Christian Mothers' Union, dedicated to supporting marriage and family life. There are over 4 million members throughout the world. It enjoys close links with the Scottish Episcopal Church.

 To apply, please go to, phone 0141 776 3237 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Posted: 8 December 2018


Of the “Church and the Academy” will be held:

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019, 12.30 to 2 p.m.

Venue: Maxwell Rooms, St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Dalbeattie - which are in the basement on the left of the church down the stairs and have very good disability access.

Speaker: Dr Murdo MacDonald, Policy Officer for the Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland

Theme: “Playing God? How Far Should Technology Go?”

Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments provided.

Everyone is warmly welcome.  


Sally Russell (Church of Scotland)

William McFadden (Roman Catholic Church)

Gordon Mursell (Scottish Episcopal Church)