Glencairn Kirk

Glencairn Kirk, Kirkland

Glencairn & Moniaive Parish Church is a linked charge with Dunscore Parish Church and is within the Presbytery of Dumfries and Kirkcudbright.

The parish of Glencairn & Moniaive is located at the northern end of the scenic Cairn Valley in mid-Nithsdale, which is part of the Dumfries & Galloway region of South West Scotland.

The community is centred around the village of Moniaive.

We aim to play an active part in the community we serve, reaching out with the love and joy of Jesus Christ.

Our vision is ‘To convince all people of God’s love for them’.

Our Minister, the Rev Jannie du Plessis, has been with us since November 2013.  His details may be found on the ‘Contact’ page.


Spotting the first Snowdrops in the garden was once again a special moment to me. It was a sure sign that within weeks the season of spring will unfold before our eyes in all its splendour.
Within weeks, on the 27th March, we will also celebrate Easter, that glorious moment that changed the course of history, that moment when a new season of life burst open for humanity – the moment of the resurrection of Christ.
Why did that event introduce a new season for us? Because Jesus defeated the only enemy that could separate us from God, namely sin and death. Our sins prove us guilty before God and deserving of the penalty of death, that means an eternity separated from God. However, this enemy was overcome by Christ when He rose from the grave. Death could not pin him down.
By faith we now receive and share in his victory. The apostle Paul once said,
“Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18)
Let spring prompt you to embrace the new season that Jesus Christ is offering you! Listen to the Snowdrops…

– Jannie du Plessis