Welcome to the web-site of Kirn & Sandbank Parish Church, Dunoon!

Kirn Parish Church

We are a congregation of the Church of Scotland worshipping in a beautiful sanctuary situated on the seafront in the village of Kirn.

Sunday morning worship begins at 10.30am and a warm welcome awaits visitors and regulars! Children are valued as an important part of our congregation with ‘church family’ or ‘all-age’ services being held on the last Sunday of each month and on special Sundays such as around Christmas and Easter. On other Sundays we enjoy the children being with us for part of the service before or after their own activities in the ‘Sunday Club’.

Children are also present with us when we celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

We are enthusiastic singers, encouraged on the musical side by our organist and choir!

After the service there is an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with others from the congregation over a cup of tea, coffee or juice.

Special activities take place for fellowship, fund-raising and community outreach such as coffee mornings, ceilidhs, walks and united services with neighbouring congregations.

You are warmly invited to join us at any of our services and activities.

Parish Profile

The recently updated Parish Profile can be found here.


COG resumes with an open meeting on 14th September when our guest speaker will be from the R.N.L.I. All are welcome and invited to attend (including men!) to show our support to a worthy organisation. Meetings take place in St John's Church Hall, Wednesdays at 8pm.

Molly McNair’s 100th Birthday

See here for photographs from Molly McNair's 100th Birthday tea in the Church.

Mission Partner Update

We have an update on the work of our Mission Partner - Dr Ruth Shakespeare. Read more on our Mission Partner News Page

Community of Faith Conferences

At the beginning of 2016, the Community of Faith Conference will be running in Glasgow, Dumfries and Inverness for those that are involved in ministry with children and young people all over Scotland. The theme for the 2016 events will be 'for churches with few or no children'. See here for more details.

Our Wee Shop

Click here to see an update on "our wee shop" from Lawther.

Interim Moderator

A letter from the new Interim Moderator can be found here.


We meet every Sunday at Kirn Parish Church at 10.30 am see our Location page for details of where we are

Sunday School

We have an enthusiastic Sunday School who meet every week during morning service. At present there are about 15 children aged 3-12 who enjoy singing, stories, making things and participating in services. There is a rota of 6 adults who lead the Sunday School activities in discussion with the minister and deacon. We have a prizegiving service for our children in June every year and we always organise a barbeque or picnic at around the same time. In recent years this has been a joint celebration with the St. John’s Sunday School. The children also lead a nativity service in December each year and this is greatly enjoyed by the whole congregation.