Forthcoming Services

05 December 2021 at 0930.
Kelton : Rev. Alison Burnside
In preparation for our Gift Service, on 12th December, please bring unwrapped toys and gifts for older children, which our hard-working Social Work colleagues will be distributing locally in the run up to Christmas Day

12 December 2021 at 1800.
Auchencairn : Rev. Alison Burnside
Auchencairn Village Carol Service!! This year we can sing again, so let's get together to enjoy the atmosphere and celebration!

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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.

Advent Services!!

As we reach December, there are some lovely Advent Services to look forward to!  Full details are, or will be, on the Worship Times page, but here are a few highlights:-

Sunday 12th December at Auchencairn Church

0930, Gift Service, please bring (unwrapped) toys and gifts for teenagers, which our lovely Social Work collegues will be delivering locally.

1830, Auchencairn Village Carol Service - with ACTUAL SINGING!!

Family Christmas Services

Sunday 19th December, at Kelton 0930

Sunday 26th December, at Auchencairn 0930

Watchnight Service

Friday 24th December, 2330, Castle Douglas Parish Church

Other Fun!

Sadly, the much anticipated Carols in the Mart, at Wallets Sale Ring 1, has had to be shelved, because of covid concerns, BUT you can still enjoy:-

Story Time : The First Christmas.  On Tuesday 14th December, at Auchencairn Church (1430 to 1500) - the familiar but always lovely story about a special baby born long ago

The Festival of Christmas Trees at Castle Douglas Parish Church!!  In addition to the beautiful illuminated pathway to the church (magical after dark), there will be a range of decorated trees inside the church, with full artistic license, supplied and decorated by groups within the church, including the Bengairn Parishes tree!  The church will be open, in order for you to come along and see the trees (also enjoy a refreshment and festive music), at the following times:-  9th and 16th December (Thursdays) between 1800 and 2000; 4th, 11th and 18th December (Saturdays), between 1400 and 1600

Alison's Reflection for the Week (18th April 2021)

Here is a link to Alison's Reflection for the Week from 18th April 2021

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

If you find it difficult to access the Reflection, please go to the Castle Douglas Parish Church facebook page, where it may be seen in its original format!


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