Coronavirus: We’re reopening!

Maxwelltown West Church will reopen on Sunday, September 27th for congregational services.

Please see the details of the conditions required so that we comply with Covid-19 protocols, including how to book a place at our services.

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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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Latest service

Maxwelltown West Church – Holy Communion Service – 6 September

Welcome to the first Sunday service in September when here at MaxWest we traditionally celebrate Holy Communion. Once again, this takes the form of a virtual service, led by our Locum David Matheson, and with the Communion taken by our Interim Moderator, Rev. Sally Russell. If you would like to participate in the Communion, all you will need is some bread and a little red wine or suitable alternative.
At MaxWest we’ve been working hard to complete making our Church safe and ready to reopen towards the end of this month, and when we also expect to be live streaming our Worship to all who have been following us since the start of the pandemic. We’ll be keeping you posted on our progress!


Recent news

In this Sunday’s Virtual service our Locum, David Matheson reflects upon the future of our world at a time when many people are wondering about the relevance of God in the light of scientific discoveries made since the latter part of the last century. Are we living ‘out of sync’ with God’s Creation around us? How can we as Christians…

Maxwelltown Church re-opening

We’re pleased to tell you that our church will re-open on Sunday, September 27th for congregational services. So that we can all stay as safe as possible it’s been necessary to put in place a number of essential precautions, and we ask you to study the details below before you attend. We are sorry that we have to put all these…

Maxwelltown West Church Sunday Service – 9 August

In this Sunday’s Virtual Service, our Locum David Matheson continues his journey through St Paul’s Letter to the Romans with a Reflection upon God’s absolute, constant love for every one of us. In our Prayers we also remember our local Laurieknowe Primary School, for whom this coming week will be one of challenge and joy as they begin their new…

Maxwelltown West Church Sunday Service – 2 August

The first Sunday in August marks the twentieth Virtual Service that’s been made under lockdown. We’re all looking forward to the time when it will be possible to come together once again at MaxWest, and our team is working hard to ensure that all the arrangements for a safe reopening under the current Guidelines for Places of Worship will be…

Maxwelltown West Church Sunday Service – 26 July

Once again, our Sunday Service has been recorded in Maxwelltown West; where we’re now finalising our planning and preparations for a gradual re-opening. You should have received over the last few days a Questionnaire asking for your thoughts, and how the new guidelines for prayer, worship and associated safe access to the Church might affect you. If you haven’t already…

Maxwelltown West Church Virtual Service – 19 July

It’s almost like coming back home! Our Service today has been recorded in Maxwelltown West Church, the first time since the start of relaxation of the Covid-19 regulations under Phase 3. It will be a little while yet before we can restart our services within a safe environment – but we hope that in the meantime this will lift your…

Maxwelltown West Church Virtual Service – Sunday, 5th July

The 72nd birthday of our National Health Service is celebrated in this Sunday’s Virtual Service. It’s rather special for us in that it includes a personal reflection by Dr Ian Drever, a retired GP, and whose family associations with Medicine extend over several generations, both past and present. Our Locum, David Matheson, also has enjoyed a long working career with…

Maxwelltown West Church Virtual Service – Sunday, 28th June

While we are all looking forward to the gradual easing of lockdown, our virtual Sunday services are continuing. Our Locum David Matheson reflects upon the needs of many countries where poverty was already a problem and now has been compounded by Covid-19, and includes a special update on conditions facing our Faith Share Church in Mathia, Kenya.

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