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Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown

Kirkmabreck Parish Church

Minister: Rev. Peter Aitkins
The Manse, Creebridge, Newton Stewart DG8 6NR
E-mail : Not known.
Session Clerk: Mr. Robert McQuistan,
Old Schoolhouse, Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8

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Services...
Sunday Services at 11.30 a.m. with Sunday School for children aged 4 years and over.
Guild Meetings : October-April on 1st and 3rd Monday of month.
The Church may be opened by arrangement.

Muir Family Crest Panel, Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown
Muir Family Crest Panel

About the Church...
The present church is the third and was built in 1834. The first church of Kirkmabreck is now a ruin standing high up near the Fell Quarry. The second was built in the village of Creetown because it was a growing and thriving community. The present church was built because the second became too small for the congregation.

Interesting features include panelling showing the coat of arms, crest and motto of the Muir family, dated 1684. Carved in wood and set into the back of a seat in the Cassencarie family box, it is believed to have been removed from the 1645 church when the present building was erected. There are five box pews, originally for the use of residents of Barholm House, Cassencarie House, Kirkdale House, The Hill of Burns, and the Manse families.

Churchyard in Spring, Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown
Churchyard in Spring

Our Country Churchyard...
The cemetery surrounding the church is well worth a visit during spring when Snowdrops, Crocuses and Daffodils are flowering in profusion. The woods nearby are known for their Bluebells and Red Campion. There are good views through the trees across the Cree estuary to the Nature Reserve.

Millenium Project...
As a project for the millennium, the bell was repaired, and disabled access to the church was completed.

Mission Outreach...
Occasional services are held outwith the church building :-

  • The Harvest Service is to be held in the Youth Club hall.
  • Songs of Praise in the Village Hall accompanied by the local Silver Band
  • Participation in the local Gala and Country and Western Weekend.
  • Cards are also sent to parishioners in hospital.

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