The congregation of Maxwelltown West invites you to visit us, or to call upon us if we can help you.
SUNDAY SERVICES: 11.00 am
All ages are welcome, although children will particularly enjoy our family services (generally on the last Sunday of the month, although this does vary) – see our ‘What’s On’ calendar on this website. Creche facilities are available if required.
You don’t have to be a ‘church member’ to come and worship with us. You don’t need to bring anything (although we do have an offering during the service); hymnbooks are provided and also a screen presentation. We have facilities for the disabled including level access from Rosemount Street, and an induction loop for the hard of hearing. Why not pay us a visit?
For Children & Young People
Our Bible Explorers meet on Sunday mornings at 11.00 am from September until the end of May except school holidays. They take part in our Family Services and other activities.
Max West also has the following Uniformed Organisations: Brownies (ages 7 – 11) meet in the Church Hall on Tuesdays at 6.00pm & Guides (ages 10 -14) meet in the Church Hall on Wednesdays at 7.15pm.
We have an active Guild branch: monthly meetings (1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm) with interesting speakers. The Guild supports national projects at home and abroad.
AFTER EIGHTS – a group for women and men who meet monthly (last Thursday of the month at 8.00pm)
GOOD COMPANIONS – lively companionship, speakers and entertainment for the ‘young at heart’ (meet fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons at 2.00pm)
BADMINTON CLUB – meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm & on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm.
The Church of Scotland in your Parish
The Church of Scotland is a national Church serving the people of Scotland. It works through a system of ‘parishes’ each of which has a church with a minister and congregation.
If you are a resident of our parish, the services of the church are available to you. You may belong to another Christian tradition, or to another faith; or you may profess no faith at all. We respect everyone’s entitlement to their own views and practices regarding religious faith.
However, as part of a national Church, we have a responsibility to offer “the ordinances of religion” as described below to everyone in our land. This is a responsibility we gladly undertake and the services of your parish church are available to you, whether you are a church member or not.
In particular, we offer the following:
WORSHIP SERVICE: Regular worship services, every Sunday. These are open to anyone. There is no charge, although an offering is taken for the Church’s work locally, nationally and in the world.
BAPTISM: Baptism (often described as ‘christening’) is administered to adults who have come to Christian faith, or more usually, to children of professing Christians. Our minister will be pleased to discuss this with you.
WEDDING: Our minister is available to officiate at weddings of anyone who lives in the parish. Weddings may take place in church or (at the minister’s discretion) elsewhere. The minister will be pleased to meet with you to discuss a forthcoming marriage.
FUNERAL: Our minister will be pleased to officiate at a funeral service for anyone who lives in the parish. You do not have to be a church member, or even associated with any church, to call upon the minister’s services in this regard. The minister is trained in the conduct of funeral services, and will be willing to help at this difficult time. There is no charge for the minister’s services.