Our News


Coming Visit of the Moderator

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, is visiting the Presbytery in March. All churches have been requested to join him in worship at St Michael’s Church, Dumfries on Sunday 18th March. Further information will be found in our Church Family Notices. There will be no morning service in our parish on the 18th.

Church Family Notices

The Church Family Notices (CFNs) are available at the start of the service each week, providing details of the service and a look at the church diary for the coming week and beyond.  New items for inclusion should be sent by email to by 12 noon Thursday.

Latest issue: Church Family Notices.

Church Finances

The Trustees approved the Congregational Accounts for 2017 at a meeting on 6th February 2018. The Accounts have been sent to Presbytery and OSCR for approval.

Click here to view the accounts: Signed Accounts 

Glencairn Church

A formal meeting of the Congregation took place on 6th November 2016 to consider the closure of Glencairn Church. The vote taken was clearly in favour of disposal. In February 2017, the Kirk Session and Board received authorisation from the General Trustees to sell the church. The Board will now proceed with disposal under the direction of the General Trustees.

In the interim, services at Glencairn will continue as advertised.

The adjacent cemetery remains the responsibility of the Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Life and Work

The magazine of the Church of Scotland is published monthly and copies are available in the Church by subscription.  You can now read additional content on the internet at  It’s just a click away here.

Newsletter from Lubuto

The latest news and pictures from our twinned congregation in Lubuto in Zambia can be found on the church noticeboard.

Upgrading of St Ninian’s Church and Future Use

The Board have identified the need to upgrade the facilities at St Ninian’s Church to enable better use by the congregation and community. Following the initial consultation in February 2017, everybody had a further opportunity to comment at Stage 2 of our Community Consultation by completing a survey form. It is planned to hold another open meeting on 20th March to progress the consultation process. Further details to follow.

Prayer Diary

The Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland, operating as CrossReach, has prepared a Prayer Diary for the week.

Latest issue: Click CrossReach

Tea and Coffee

Glencairn & Moniaive Church is one of the ever-growing number of churches making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.

Refreshments are served on Sundays at St Ninian’s Church, either after the 10:00am service or before the 11:45am service.

The Blessed Thing

The church publishes The Blessed Thing or a Newsletter several times a year.  This contains church news and other items, written mainly by members of the congregation.

The most recent issue available: Click The Blessed Thing.

The Church of Scotland

Keep up to date with what is happening in the wider Church. Click here.