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.


 Wednesday 24 January – The Conversion of Paul
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 28 January – Epiphany 4
8.30am Holy Communion
9.30am ‘Sing for Joy’ (in the Hall)
11.00am Matins, followed by
12 noon A said Service of Holy Communion
6.00pm Ecumenical Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 Wednesday 31 January
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 4 February – The Presentation
No 8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist

Wednesday 7 February
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 11 February – Sunday before Lent (Quinquagesima)
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist
6.00pm Evensong

Wednesday 14 February – Ash Wednesday
10.15am Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes

Sunday 18 February – Lent 1
No 8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist

Wednesday 21 February
10.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 25 February – Lent 2
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Eucharist
7.00pm Taizé Service (in the Hall)

Wednesday 28 February
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

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