A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place for the new Dumfries Baptist Church on Gillbrae Road.
A crowd turned out to see the first cut in the soil for the £4.5 million complex which is expected to be completed by Easter next year.
The Church congregation have raised three-quarters of the total amount required to pay for the project.
Building is expected to get underway next week.
It's been fantastic to see the response of the Church family, to see the way people have given sacrificially to this project.
Seven Cumbrian churches in need of urgent roof repairs are to benefit from a share of almost £23 million.
They include St Mungo's in Dearham.
The government grants have been awarded to 401 historic places of worship across the UK.
Churches in Cumbria are offering advice to people struggling with debt... and are even helping them negotiate with their creditors.
Tim Backshall went to find out about the scheme, which is now being started at a church in Penrith:
David Foster knows that the problem of debt can quickly escalate. He lost his job because of ill health and saw the amount spiral.Read the full story ›
A church in Eden is offering an advice service to help people who are in debt.
Penrith Methodist Church has joined forces with the charity Christians Against Poverty, one of a number of organisations that can help:
The Penrith chapter of Christians Against Poverty can be contacted free on 0800 328 0006
A church in Eden is offering advice, and help negotiating with creditors.Read the full story ›
Half of Cumbria's 650 churches are 'struggling financially and urgently need help', according to a new survey.
The Churches Trust of Cumbria says around twenty per cent have a weekly attendance of fewer than seven people.
Information on a number of carol services being held across Cumbria and the south of Scotland.Read the full story ›
A congregation in west Cumbria are rejoicing after an anonymous benefactor stepped in to pay for a new £30,000 stained glass window. The new addition at St Michael's Church in Workington honours those who have contributed to both World Wars.
A charity that helps vulnerable people in the South Lakes could shortly be moving into a new home courtesy of their local church.
Manna House in Kendal works with the homeless and those with social or mental health problems and has been looking for new premises of their own for some time, and it seems a solution has now been found.
Ryan Dollard reports: