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Point D - Troqueer Parish Church

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Troqueer Parish Church (Image Credit: Chris Newman, geograph.org.uk)

A few hundred metres along Troqueer Road from Rosefield Mills is Troqueer Parish Church. Given its proximity to the Norwegian billets at the mills, the church became one of the principal places of worship for the Norwegian community in the town.  On their departure from Dumfries, Norwegian forces presented the church a baptismal font as a parting gift engraved with:

“To Troqueer Church

In gratitude

From the Norwegian Army

When exiled from our own country

We found in this House of God

Peace and Strength”