Forthcoming Services

21 January 2018 at 0930.
Kelton : Rev. Dr. John Lochrie

28 January 2018 at 0930.
Auchencairn : Rev. Dr. John Lochrie
Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service. All are welcome!

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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.  The "linked charge" currently has no full time Minister, and is under the care of an Interim Moderator.

The Parish Church at Auchencairn


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A Celebration of Psalms!

It is sometimes too easy to overlook the central role of Psalms in our worship - but that will all change on Sunday 4th February, when the linked charge of Castle Douglas and Bengairn Parishes will host a very special Celebration of Psalms.  The event is at Kelton Church, at 7.00 pm.  Amongst the "performers" will be the Castle Douglas Parish Church Choir - if you were lucky enough to hear the choir singing at various times during Advent, then you will know just how good it is, and if by some chance you haven't heard the choir, this is a great opportunity. 

All are warmly welcome, hope you can come along!

New Parish Profile!

Now that Castle Douglas and Bengairn Parishes have been given the green light to invite applications for the Vacant Linked Charge, the first steps have been taken, with the crafting of a new Parish Profile, which is available to potential applicants in a variety of publications and adverts.

The joint Nominating Committee has done a truly excellent job in crafting a comprehensive (and accurate) overview of the Charge - hopefully this will encourage interest, enquiries and..........applications!

If you need reminding what a rich and varied Church and Community we are part and parcel of (or are just curious), click on the link below, and enjoy!


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