About Us


St Margaret’s sits at the entrance to New Galloway, Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh, in a quiet rural part of Dumfries and Galloway. The area is known as the Glenkens and covers approximately 300 square miles with less than 2,000 inhabitants – as a result some of our congregation travel a considerable distance to attend services. Our members have a warm and welcoming attitude towards newcomers and visitors and a strong duty of care towards each other.

Although relatively small, the congregation is committed to outreach both in the local communities of the Glenkens and further afield. The St Margaret’s Guild directs most of our fundraising and social activities with many regular events throughout the year (see under Diary).

Our interregnum finishes on 18th February when Bishop Kevin will license Dawn Matthew as our Priest-in-Charge, shared with All Saints’ Challoch.  We are very grateful to Barry Gilbert for looking after us so well during the interregnum, and to our loyal and supportive band of retired clergy who have enabled us to have a Sung Eucharist every Sunday. Our heartfelt thanks to Barry Gilbert, John Martin, John McHale, David Humphries and Stuart Bain.