Online services


Our Sunday services are streamed live via YouTube for those who are unable to attend in person. These are transmitted at 11 am on Sundays, and there is also the facility to catch up afterwards.


About Maxwelltown West

We seek to be a place of welcome to all in our parish - a centre of Christian worship and fellowship.

We seek to provide a framework for family life and a place where young people may be nurtured in Christian values.

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About the Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.

The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country, with more than 340,000 members.

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  • An Invitation

    The congregation of Maxwelltown West invites you to visit us, or to call upon us if we can help you.

Recent news

Rev Johannes

In a few weeks it will be the longest day of the year.  On the 20th of June, the sun will rise in Dumfries at 4:34am and set at 21.58pm.  That is a daylength of 17 hours, 23 minutes and 23 seconds.  This day will be more than 10 hours longer than the winter solstice.  The daylength of 22 December 2023 was here 7 hours, 9 minutes and 12 seconds.
Life in our part of the world has always been affected by the varying times of sunrise and sunset. In the ancient Roman world, 24th June was the traditional date of the summer solstice and 25th December of the winter solstice. In the early fourth century, the church fixed the date of the birth of Jesus as 25th December with the symbolic that with Jesus’ birth the light comes into our dark world. 

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