Forthcoming Services

29 November 2020 at 0930.
Auchencairn : Rev. Alison Burnside

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Welcome to the The Bengairn Parishes Website.

Congregation No: 080421 - Charity No: SCO 16850 


The Parish Church at Kelton

The Bengairn Parishes are set in the beautiful countryside of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in South-west Scotland.  The parishes are characterised by farming and land use in general and are closely associated with the market town of Castle Douglas.  Kelton church is set in attractive rural surroundings where services are regularly held.  The church has an Induction Loop System installed for hearing enhancement and has a busy church hall adjacent to the church building. Auchencairn church is in the village of Auchencairn, which has a school and shop/Post office. The manse for the  united charge is at the rear of the church in Auchencairn and is currently let on a short-term tenancy.

Bengairn Parishes is linked with Castle Douglas Parish Church. 

Reverend Alison Burnside is the Minister for the linked charge.

The Parish Church at Auchencairn


Have a look at our newsletter,/userfiles/files/14%20Spring%202020(1).pdf click here.

Alison's Reflection for the Week

Here is a link to Alison's Reflection for the Week from 1st October

You may need to tweak the link a bit to get access to the clip, but hopefully it will all come good!


Physical Services are back - please come and join us!

Whilst our Church Services of course have never really "gone away" during lockdown - because we have had the wonderful Zoom services each Sunday - Physical Gatherings in our Actual Church Buildings (upper case as it's such good news) are now in place every Sunday morning at 0930, alternating, as usual, between Kelton and Auchencairn.

This is only possible on condition that we are in Full Compliance with the covid-19 Places of Worship regulations, which in essence means:-

  • Face coverings must be worn throughout the service
  • Seating in the prescribed spaces - clearly indicated by appropriate signs and tape
  • No singing
  • Use of hand sanitizer both on entering and leaving the building

This may sound a bit onerous, but it has enabled us to join together in worship, and you won't be surprised to hear that Alison more than compensates for any restrictions with her leading of our services with her trademark warmth and enthusiasm!  We have also been able to enjoy some lovely organ music thanks to Eileen and Peter.

If you can, please come along (maybe aim to get there by say 0915 so that you can safely be guided through the new processes) - currently we are averaging around 20 people for each service, and you very definitely will be made most welcome, albeit at a social distance! 

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