Service Times

Sunday School meets in the Hall during the 11.00am Service each week during school term time.  All children are welcome.
Summer Club: through the July and August school holidays there is an Activities Club in the Hall for children of all ages during the 11.00am Service.


Sunday 19 November – Trinity 22
No 8.30am Holy Communion
9.30am “Sing for Joy” in the Hall
11.00am Family Eucharist

Wednesday 22 November
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 26 November – Christ the King
No 8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Matins, followed by
12 noon A said Service of Holy Communion
4.00pm Major Alan Gordon Commemoration talks
4.30pm Choral Evensong

Wednesday 29 November – St Andrew
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 3 December – Advent Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist
7.00pm Service of Hymns and Readings for Advent

Wednesday 6 December
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 10 December – Advent 2
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist
No 6.00pm Service of Evensong this month

Wednesday 13 December
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 17 December – Advent 3
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist
7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday 20 December – Thomas, Apostle
10.15am Holy Communion

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 The Church will normally be open for private prayer during much of the day but, during the vacancy, there may be some occasions when you will find that it is locked.

(Please check above list for variations)

Morning Services
8.30am Holy Communion: 1929 Scottish Prayer Book Liturgy
11.00am Family Eucharist: 1982 Scottish Liturgy
(except last Sunday of month)

Usually held on the fourth Sunday of the month, but check above list:
9.30-10.00am Praise Service (in the Hall, aimed primarily at young families)
11.00am Matins: (Scottish Prayer Book) followed by
12 noon a said Service of Holy Communion (Shorter Prayer Book Liturgy)

Evening Services
6.00pm Evensong (2nd Sunday only)
7.00pm The Sunday Evening Alternative
(Usually on the last Sunday of month, held “in the round” in the Hall.)
A themed Evening Service, using material from Taizé,
the Iona Community etc. to which other denominations
in the area are invited. Check list of Services above for variations.

10.15am Holy Communion: 1970 Scottish Liturgy

MEDITATION GROUP – no further meetings for the time being. (Nov 2017)
In addition to the above, a Christian Meditation Group meets in the Chancel in St Ninian’s, usually on the first Friday of the month – but check current notices – at 11.00am for an hour of blessed silence. If you feel that silent, meditative prayer might speak to your spirituality, please do come.

The Catholic congregation in Castle Douglas had their own church, St John’s, in Abercromby Road, built in 1867. Due to structural problems, this building was closed and the congregation now worships in St Ninian’s: A Service is held on Tuesday at 11.00am. Further information, including details of all Mass Services for the week,  can be found in their Weekly Bulletin, available on their website:

The interior of St Ninian's, facing east