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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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Flower Festival!! 10th and 11th SEPTEMBER

Plans are underway for a Flower Festival at Auchencairn Church on Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September.  The theme is to be "Sharing Our Talents", and those of you who saw the wonderful displays of flowers at the last Festival (Kelton Church), a year or so ago, will agree that across the community there is a wealth of Talents to Share!

The Festival will run from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday 10th September, and from 11 am until 4 pm on the following day, Sunday 11th September. 

At the Church - the displays of flowers, plus Live Organ Music

At the Murray (Village) Hall (100m down the hill) - Teas and Crafts Table Sale

Entry by Donation

Willing helpers always welcome!  If you would be able to help out with Stewarding and General Gofering, please speak to either Jean Brown or Rosemary Gladstone.


Service Times

As from Sunday 7th September 2014, our Services will be held as usual on alternate Sundays in Kelton and Auchencairn Churches.  However as our minister ,the Rev. Stephen Ashley Emery will preach with us and in Castle Douglas, our Service will start at 9.30am. and  Castle Douglas Service will start at 11.00am.

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