News & Articles

This page is available to member churches/organisations to publicise news and information which might be of interest to other DCN members.

The Queens Baton has passed through Dumfries today, greeted by crowds of school children. Here are some links to More than Gold, an organization which churches in Dumfries are working with while the commonwealth games come to Glasgow.

For the More Than Gold 2014 logo to add to your publicity just go to

You’ll find publicity materials and lots of outreach resources on line at

Follow the above link then select the events map to see what else is happening in churches in Scotland. This includes the Baptist’s church registration of their Penny Bible Initiative to deliver a Luke’s Gospel to every house in Dumfries (only 22,000!)


December is fast approaching when our congregations will start the preparations for the birth of Jesus.
Below is a message from Alison Wright, chairperson of Christian Aid, regarding the forthcoming Carol concert in St George’s.
Why not make 11th December a date to remember (11/12/13) by joining Christian Aid’s Big Christmas Sing in St George’s Church, Dumfries at 7:30pm. This is your opportunity to sing carols and listen to songs and  music with a Christmas theme.  Featuring Dumfries Male Voice Choir and talented flautist Ruth Jardine. 
Everyone Welcome, tea, coffee and mince pies will be served after the event.
Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted. 

As I sure you are aware Christian Aid is working on through its partners in the areas affected in the Philippines following the Typhoon last week. 
There is an emergency appeal  - I have envelopes should you wish to have a collection. Christian Aid is also part of the DEC appeal.  Please do contact me if you have any questions on this. 

Best wishes Alison Wright 
Dumfries and District Christian Aid 
Troqueer Church are once again having a pantomine (see below) – please contact them direct re tickets.
Troqueer Church Pantomime – ‘Strictly Panto’ – Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm (Troqueer Church Hall, Church Street, Dumfries, DG2 7AS)
Tickets cost: adult £6, concession £4, family £15 (2 adults & 3 kids); available from Troqueer Manse – 01387 253043, please purchase prior to event.  In aid of – ‘Cancer Research Scotland’ and ‘Frendz Pregnancy Crisis Centre’.

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More than Gold

DCN is coordinating a project to give a 'Penny Gospel' to every household in Dumfries, during the Commonwealth Games.
Click here for more info.