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Kirkcudbright Churches Together. Report for Vestry Meeting 19th September 2019


Pentecost Service: This service was very well attended at Greyfriars, standing room only. The Parish Church Choir took part and Graham Finch gave a memorable sermon. Enjoyed by all.

An Ecumenical 24hr Prayer Vigil took part in the Parish Church in connection with Thy Kingdom Come.

The weekly Prayer Service held in Greyfriars on a Thursday at 11am continues.

In the last financial year over £2,300 has been raised for charities by Kirkcudbright Churches Together.

Songs of Praise at the Harbour Square was not as well attended this year, maybe lack of advertising in the Kirkcudbright magazine. The collection went to the Fishermen’s Mission.

Stewartry Food Bank: This continues to support families and single people in the Stewartry. People in the community are very generous with supplying food and donations. The week beginning 26th August 7 food parcels were supplied to families in the area.

Forthcoming events.

3rd October 7pm Ecumenical Climate change meeting to be held in the Parish Church.

6th October Harvest Festival Service in Parish Church. Greyfriars to hold their own service, there will be a lunch afterwards in Parish Church Hall 12.15 for 12.30, all are welcome.

10th-13th October Festival of Light. All churches to be illuminated in the evenings.

3rd November 6pm Bereavement Service to be held in the Parish Church.

Remembrance Day service.

1st December Advent service to be held in Greyfriars.

21st December 3pm Carol singing around the town.

22nd December 6pm Christmas Candlelit service in the Parish Church.

Christmas Day lunch 12.30pm Parish Church Hall.

More details will follow at a later date for some of the events.

Doreen Blackadder

NB From the Rector

NB From the Rector: Eucharistic assistants & chalice assistants are needed:  Also, we always need people to read the lessons and lead the intercessions: If you feel you would like to be involved please contact Rector Revd. Stephen. Training can be given. Thank you, Stephen.


Gift Aid Envelopes: Anthony now has these available please ask him for yours or if you would like to join this scheme do speak to him; this gives us additional funds from your weekly contributions. Anthony Bird This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living: is being held in St. John’s Dumfries from October 2019 to May 2020. One of the organisers and course tutors is Rachel Inglis; details can be obtained from her or one of the leaflets available in Greyfriars. This personal spiritual development is highly recommended.

Vestry Update

The date of the next vestry meeting is Thursday, 19th September, 2019