Coronavirus Update

The Presbytery Clerk has circulated advice that church services have been suspended until further notice. This will also apply to all church organisations.

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Maxwest Parish Profile

This Parish Profile is provided for the information of prospective candidates for our minister vacancy.

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

Latest service

Virtual Service for Ascension Sunday – 24 May

Welcome to our virtual Ascension Sunday Service! David Matheson, our Locum, celebrates Jesus Christ’s passing from Earth to Heaven as the Son of Man. For today’s service, we’ve also marked the occasion by creating our own virtual congregation – eight doughty singing members join up to help take us forward into the next phase of our eventual coming out of lockdown. Their hymn is No 737 from Church Hymnal 4 – ‘Will Your Anchor Hold?’. Enjoy!

 

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Virtual Service for Ascension Sunday – 24 May

Welcome to our virtual Ascension Sunday Service! David Matheson, our Locum, celebrates Jesus Christ’s passing from Earth to Heaven as the Son of Man. For today’s service, we’ve also marked the occasion by creating our own virtual congregation – eight doughty singing members join up to help take us forward into the next phase of our eventual coming out of…

Virtual Service for Sunday 17th May

Welcome to Maxwelltown West Church, Dumfries, Scotland. For our ninth Virtual Sunday Service we celebrate our links with Mathia Church in Kenya. They are located in a small village in the East of the country, and this year has been particularly hard for them – two locust plagues have destroyed their crops; there has been very heavy rainfall, severe flooding…

Virtual service for Sunday 10 May

In this, our eighth virtual Sunday service, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE-Day; three members of our congregation share their (childhood) memories. Today is also the start of Christian Aid Week which, because of the Covid-19 restrictions in place will be taking a digital form this year. It features Christian Aid’s CEO, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, who outlines the organisation’s…

Virtual service for Sunday 3 May: Good Shepherd

Greetings to you all on Good Shepherd Sunday – the day when we celebrate the prophecy of Ezekiel and the coming of Our Lord – ‘The Good Shepherd’. Psalm 23 – ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’ is at the heart of this service, and includes a beautiful solo piece by Anne Walter. Please enjoy and share this virtual service with…

Virtual Service for Sunday 19 April

The fifth of our weekly virtual Sunday services which members of the Congregation produce during the Covid-19 pandemic. This week we follow the story of Doubting Thomas and Jesus’ appearance to the Disciples. Also, a beautiful poem – ‘Beatitudes for Carers’, and a closing tribute to all those who have been inspired by the colours of the rainbow. All the…

Virtual service for Sunday 12 April: Easter Day

A Happy Easter to everyone! Maxwelltown West Church in Dumfries, Scotland welcomes you to this special ‘Virtual’ Easter Day service, led by our Locum, David Matheson. This service will be special to many because of the current lockdown, for we will be celebrating a Virtual Holy Communion, taken by our Interim Moderator, Rev. Sally Russell from Clarebrand. Everyone is invited…

Holy Week Scripture Readings: Good Friday

Psalm 22 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 22:2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. 22:3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 22:4 In you…

Holy Week Scripture Readings: Monday

Psalm 36: 5-11 36:5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 36:6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O LORD. 36:7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your…

Virtual service for Sunday 5 April

Greetings from Maxwelltown West Church, Dumfries. Welcome to our short-form service for Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020. The service is taken by our Locum, David Matheson. The Hymn in today’s service is taken from CH4 – 367 ‘Hosanna, loud hosanna.’ This service is brought to you by members of the MaxWest congregation, who all contribute recordings by whatever means are…

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