Christ Church Dalbeattie is a Scottish Episcopalian church SEC website and belongs to the United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway UDGG website .  The Scottish Episcopal Church is a member of the Anglican Communion of Churches and sister church to the Church of England CoE website.  The SEC has recently recently produced a new Welcome video. If you are visiting Scotland or have recently moved to the area and you normally worship in an Anglican church in England, Wales or Ireland you will find the Episcopalian style of worship to be the most similar and familiar to your usual services at home.

Weekly Services

All details of our weekly services appear on the Worship page of this website.  Occasional special services will be included on the What’s On page.  You are most welcome to join us for any of our services.  Being part of a community set in the popular holiday area of Dumfries & Galloway we do like to have visitors and always serve coffee after morning worship as part of our welcome and outreach.


An Easter message from Christopher



From the Rector’s Cave Easter 2019

Lent is nearly over and Easter lies before us. We have journeyed through the Church’s year again, but what will this Easter bring?

We are all travellers; rather like the Celtic saint Brendan the Navigator.  Brendan was ‘journeying for Christ’ in all his peregrinations. He was a 6thCentury missionary, who sailed around the west coast of Scotland, and may even have reached as far as Iceland, and Newfoundland. Throughout his journeying he passed on his Faith, and he faced many dangers, conflicts, and testing situations. In many ways his life was not dissimilar to ours. What we learn from St. Brendan is the importance of the journey. We cannot afford to stand still. To search for Christ is to keep moving: to explore; to push ourselves outside our comfort zones.

If you are unsure how Jesus was to suffer, read Isaiah 53: 3-7. It bears an uncanny resemblance to the Good Friday Liturgy. Suffering is not the key to being a follower of Christ. Being there for others is! This is what the gospel is all about. Jesus came to us to embody the love of God for His creation, accepting the consequences of doing so whatever these might be. In the course of His actions, He brought life to others. Through His resurrection, He won new life for all.

Jesus said, I am the Resurrection and the Life.

Join us to see the mystery unfold….

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter.

Alleuia! Christ is Risen!


Rector of St. Ninian’s, Castle Douglas & Christ Church, Dalbeattie

cg.ketley@zen.co.ukt. 01556 505894


Are you in need of prayer? 

Whether it be a personal issue or a concern for another person or situation, or even a desire to get closer to God, the Ministry of Laying-On-Of-Hands gives an opportunity to open up to God. We offer it in faith that God wants to work in people’s lives and wants to use us as His channels. Sometimes it brings healing, sometimes empowerment, sometimes wisdom – always it opens us to God’s Love, Mercy and Grace. The Priest simply places a hand on someone’s head and prays for God to bless them, acting as a channel for God’s Love, Mercy and Grace. We now offer this Ministry during Communion – just carry your Pew Sheet with you to the rail and the Priest will ask your name and pray for you before administering Communion.

How to find us

Christ Church stands at the junction of High Street and Blair Street, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG5 4DT Click here to see us on   google maps


In the first instance, all enquiries should go to our Rector, The Reverend Christopher Ketley.

Address:   The Rectory, St Andrew Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway,                    DG7 1EN

Phone:       01556 505894/07932 183 069

Email:        cg.ketley@zen.co.uk

Christ Church Scottish Episcopal Church Dalbeattie is a registered Scottish Charity. Charity Number SC010918

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