The church in the heart of our community with the community in our heart.
Caerlaverock Parish extends over the villages, farms, cottages and countryside that lie south of Dumfries with the River Nith to our west, the Lochar Water to the east and the Solway Firth to the south.
Caerlaverock Parish is home to approximately 660 residents who mostly live in the villages of Glencaple, Bankend, Sherington and Kelton. The parish is also the home to 16,500 Barnacle Geese and many other varieties of bird that live on the Wetlands managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
The Parish Church is beautiful inside and out and set in an old Kirk yard by a wood about half a mile north of Bankend. We have a church service every Sunday morning at 9.45am, except on a five-week month when the last Sunday of the month's service is held at an alternative venue in the community. We are involved in heart of the parish and seek to serve God locally and beyond our parish boundaries.
At the southern tip of the parish is Caerlaverock Castle which is owned and managed by Historic Scotland. The castle is medieval, has three sides, is surrounded by a moat and is open for visitors, it also includes a siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure park and a nature trail.
Caerlaverock Parish Church, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Caerlaverock Castle and are all well worth a visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish.
- Mrs S Wilson, Session Clerk - 770327
- Dr M Jamieson, Treasurer - 770033
- Mr R Copland, Elder - 870234
- Mrs C Haining, Elder - 770444
- Mrs I McKirdle, Elder - 770248
- Mrs M Wilson, Elder - 770228
- Mr R Wilson, Elder - 770228