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.  We are fortunate to have visiting ministers each Sunday to lead our worship.


Dear Friends,

Another Spring with its usual surprises is gently making way for the arrival of Summer. From the high moors to the Solway estuary, the ebb and flow of life continues with little regard to those who have lived in Nithsdale all their days or who have recently settled here. Yet, day by day, we are being woven ever so gently into a tapestry. Vivid colours tell of our hopes and fears. Subtle shapes and repeated patterns reflect the reality of our lives, as individuals as families and as communities.

Look carefully and see the crimson and gold of Easter. Then realise it is Jesus Himself, in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who weaves us together as children of God through faith .

Pentecost, so often overlooked, fell on Sunday 9th June this year. This important festival completes the story of our redemption, begun at Christmas, made manifest at Easter and brought to fruition at Pentecost, the birth of the Church, the body of Christ.

It remains for me to wish everyone a very happy and relaxing summer with family and friends.

J Stuart Mill