Forthcoming Services

20 January 2019 at 0930.
Kelton : Rev. Alison Burnside

27 January 2019 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


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Diary Dates for December 2018

Saturday 1st 7.30 pm ‘Radiant Dawn’ Kirkcudbright Choral Society 
Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy
A commemoration of the end of the war followed by music of hope for the future.
Sunday 2nd 9.30 am Oonagh will take morning service at Kelton which will be followed by Christmas gift stalls in the hall.
Monday 3rd 7.00 pm Celebration of Loved Ones at Auchencairn.
Sunday 9th 9.30 am Gift Service at Auchencairn - please bring a wrapped toy for a child, with details on the tag as to whether it is for a boy, a girl or either, and the age group.
Sunday 9th 6.30 pm Candlelit Service at Kelton.
Tuesday 11th 6.30 pm Carol service at Auchencairn Church.
Friday 14th 7.00 pm Christmas Cracker, Gelston Village Hall
Sunday 16th 9.30 am Morning service, Kelton
Tuesday 18th 7.30 pm ‘Winter Concert’ Auchencairn Community Choir, Auchencairn Village Hall
Wednesday 19th 5.00 pm Guild dinner and visit to pantomime.
Sunday 23rd 9.30 am Morning Service, Auchencairn
  3.00 pm Community Carols in Mart Ring 1 at Wallet’ Mart 
This is the start of a 'new' ecumenical, community event to celebrate the fun and excitement of Christmas.
Monday 24th 11.30 pm Christmas Eve Service at Auchencairn.
(Also 11.15 for 11.30pm at Castle Douglas)
Tuesday 25th 10.30 am Christmas Day Service at Castle Douglas Parish Church
Sunday 30 9.30 am Morning service, Auchencairn

Service Times

As from Sunday 7th September 2014, our Services will be held as usual on alternate Sundays in Kelton and Auchencairn Churches, with services starting at 9.30am.  Services at our linked church, Castle Douglas Parish Church, will start at 11.00am.

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