Kirkcudbright Parish Church

Kirkcudbright Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4EL
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B
Church Website

Church Overview

The present neo-Gothic building opened for worship in 1838 and was designed by prominent Edinburgh architect William Burn, who also designed Penninghame St John’s in Newton Stewart. 

Cruciform in shape, historically the congregation gathered in different parts of the church according to where they resided. The nave and gallery together comprise the ‘Country End’, for the estate and farming communities, with the south transept is referred to as the ‘Town End’, traditionally occupied by the Town Council and townspeople of Kirkcudbright, and the north transept was known as the ‘Trades End’, occupied by members if the six Incorporated trade guilds – Tailors, Hammermen, Shoemakers, Glovers, Clothiers and Squaremen.

A substantial pulpit, also designed by Burn, incorporates a sounding board and a precentor’s box. The only stained glass in the church is in the south transept and dates to 1913. It portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd and was designed by William Meikle in memory of the Rev A C Campbell.


Sunday 9.30 and 11.00 am, Healing Service 6.30 pm on second Sunday of the month

Opening Arrangements

Open June to September, 9.00am-5.00pm or by arrangement


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Kirkcudbright Parish Church


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