News and events

Keswick convention (online)

added July 25th 2020

From July 27th-31st, Keswick Convention (the annual Christian Conference Week on our doorstep) invites us to join with them VIRTUALLY for five days of engaging biblical teaching and worship as they look at the theme of Hope. It will be livestreamed on and you can watch it on the Keswick Convention YouTube channel. If you miss any sessions, you can ‘catch up’ on YouTube. See for more information and practical points of how to access the programme.

Closeburn  and Kirkmahoe parish churches

added July 20th 2020

After careful consideration, the Church Session and Trustees took the difficult decision to keep the Church building closed for the next weeks. It was felt that because of the profile of those who regularly attend the Church, coupled with the still quite restrictive Covid-19 Rules in relation to Worship, it was safer for all concerned to continue as a Church without a building in the meantime. (This will be revisited as and when the rules change). We will continue to offer a weekly service online and this is available on the Church Website . Only the building is closed. All other functions of the Church are available and contact details are also on the website.

The link above is to a video taken of the Closeburn Church Bell being rung at 3pm on Friday May 8th 2020 as a mark of respect on the 75th anniversary of VE day (1945). This 1606 bell is housed in the belfry of the East gable of Closeburn Church. It was designed by GH (thought to be George Hog) cast in the " Potterraw" Edinburgh.

Closeburn SPRING 2020 Newsletter

As part of Scotland’s garden scheme in 2020 Dalswinton House has a virtual tour of its gardens in support of their charity choice, Kirkmahoe Parish Church of Scotland. Dalswinton House is a late 18th-century house sitting on top of a hill surrounded by herbaceous beds and well-established shrubs, including rhododendrons and azaleas, overlooking the loch. There are attractive walks through woods and around the loch. It was here that the first steamboat in Britain made its maiden voyage in 1788 and there is a life-size model beside the water to commemorate this.

Closeburn Autumn 2019 Newsletter


Closeburn Parish Church of Scotland, a Registered Charity

Scottish Charity Register Number: SC005624


Kirkmahoe Parish Church of Scotland, a Registered Charity

Scottish Charity Register Number: SC010508

Contact details:

Closeburn Church:

Kirkmahoe Church:


Rev. Bill McKenzie, MBE, DA,

Interim Moderator

Tel: 01387 253688



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