Parish Profile

Dedicated to the Church of Scotland congregation of Kirkmichael, Tinwald and Torthorwald

Our Church Parish profile

Kirkmichael, Tinwald and Torthorwald Church is a united charge. Our congregation live in a rural area and in the urban community of Heathhall. We recently had a new manse built on the outskirts of Dumfries within a close range of amenities.

KTT as the congregation is known locally, is looking for a minister to lead us in our journey with God through mission and outreach which is very important to us. Apart from worshipping in our church buildings, KTT worship group lead popular, monthly, evening services in Collin village hall. Our bible study group meet regularly to explore our faith. The twice yearly church magazine is distributed to all households within our congregation and is supported by local businesses. There are five primary schools within our parishes which provide an opportunity to engage with young children.

When joining us for Sunday worship, a warm welcome awaits. The elders greet you at the door and a cup of tea is available after the service. A full calendar of social events ensures that many of our parish population engage with us at some point during the year. Regular activities include our annual coffee morning, harvest social and guild meetings as well as various other social and fundraising events.

KTT is a dynamic church embracing change. The Kirk Session voted overwhelmingly in agreeing to welcome applications from those in same sex marriages and civil partnerships. KTT also moved to unitary constitution in 2018. Our new minister can look forward to the help and support of a willing Kirk session and congregation.

This parish profile is intended to be a brief insight.