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 is the Rev Jannie du Plessis and his details may be found on the ‘Contact’ page.


“Our salvation was infinitely costly to God, but it is absolutely free to us.” (Dave Branon)

I am amazed at the unbelievable offers that flood my e-mail box from time to time. It is usually from a “solicitor” informing me of his wealthy client who recently passed away with no next-of-kin to inherit his millions. Somehow my name came up as a person that might truly benefit from such a legacy and that would appreciate it. It must be around thirty to fifty million pounds of free money that was offered to me in the past few years!

But each of those offers was a fraud, a lie sent by unscrupulous people to squeeze money from you. (They usually ask you to pay “only” a few thousand pounds as an admin fee to get the sum released and paid into your bank account.) You might have received similar offers.

We’re all vulnerable to fantastic offers, to scams that pay off with nothing but trouble. We are offered false hope that ends in dashed dreams. There is one offer, however, that is genuine, though fantastic beyond belief. It’s the offer God makes to us – salvation through faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross.

It is an offer that cost Him dearly – and we get the benefits. Romans 4:25 tells us, “Because of our sins he was handed over to die, and he was raised to life in order to put us right with God.” By saying yes to salvation, we receive the greatest offer ever: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31).  This is the real deal. This is the message of Easter.

  – Rev Jannie du Plessis