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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, Rev Jannie du Plessis, retired at the beginning of February 2019. During the Vacancy, we welcome The Revd J Stuart Mill as our Interim Moderator.  His details may be found on the ‘Contact’ page.

Thank You

14 February 2019                                                                 

To all at St Ninian’s Church

We are not good at this, really. Saying goodbye to people you’ve come to love so dearly, is never easy. However, you managed to make a farewell something to remember forever. We want to thank Rev. Mary McLauglan for her kind words. Thank you for flowers, gifts, and cards. Dorothy saved the day when she suggested we sang One more step along the world I go, just as we were all getting very emotional! The farewell party was very good. Thanks for seeing so many Moniaive faces there at this special event, the two parishes working together whenever there is an opportunity to do so. 

Paul, your heartfelt speech and inspiring words literally left us speechless because it was so sincere. We want to thank the church for the lovely photo of Glencairn Chuch and the valley beyond, done on canvas by one of our local photographers, Keith. It is one of the special places of great scenic beauty that both of us love so much. And it is a privilege to know the artist. We won’t be able to forget you! 

May the next manse dwellers at Wallaceton, find the same joy in the loving members of Glencairn and Moniaive Parish, in the scenic beauty of this valley and in the frolicking red squirrel in the garden, in the arts and music of the Moniaivers. Thanks for taking such good care of us. 

We won’t forget you. THANK YOU! We entrust you to our Lord, Jesus Christ, for the road ahead: 

Mag die Here julle seën en bewaar. Mag Hy julle paaie gelyk maak en aan julle vrede gee.

All our love and best wishes,

Jannie and Sunet