News and Virtual Services archive


Covid-19 measures and Maxwest

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At present, Maxwelltown West is closed for church services and will remain so for the duration of Enhanced Level 4 regulations.

However, virtual services are being recorded by members of the congregation in their homes and are available for viewing at 00.00 hours each Sunday on this website or on our YouTube channel.

We are always interested to hear from anyone who would like to help us by contributing to a service. Please get in touch via our Contact page.


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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Virtual Services

  • Sunday Service 10th January

    Our first week of Lockdown completed, sub-zero temperatures outside; today we continue our journey through St. Peter’s First Letter by reflecting upon ‘Being Holy’.

  • Sunday service 3rd January

    Welcome to our first service for the New Year under lockdown as we journey with our Locum David Matheson and over the next few weeks start to look at the […]

  • Sunday service 27th December

    Today’s Sunday Service has been produced for us by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, The Rt. Revd. Dr Martin Fair.

  • Christmas Eve service

    From 7pm GMT, on this very special evening, members of Maxwelltown West Church in Dumfries bring you a celebration of Reading and Carols – filmed over the past two weeks, […]

  • Sunday service 11th October

    This is an edited version of the first public live streamed service transmitted at 11am today.

  • Sunday service 4th October

    On this 2nd Sunday service, “Back Home”, and over the next four Sundays our Locum David Matheson will be reflecting upon some of Jesus’ miracles, or signs as St John […]

  • Sunday service 27th September

    This Sunday’s virtual service marks the transition from a locked-down church to our House of God where, for the first time in six months, there will be a congregation assembled. […]

  • Sunday service – 20 September

    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 […]

  • Guild Sunday service 13th September

    “Whose we are and Whom we serve.” (Acts 27, v.23) Guild Sunday is the day when the Church of Scotland Guild re-dedicates itself through its members to Jesus Christ, expressing […]

  • Holy Communion Service 6th 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 […]