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

  • Harvest Thanksgiving 30th August

    With the spectacular backdrop of Loch Ken and the Galloway hills, our Locum David Matheson will be on location in Crossmichael, and joined by Rev Sally Russell to celebrate the […]

  • Sunday service 23d August

    Over these past months we have seen a seismic change in our culture. A great many have turned from self-interest to being carers for family, neighbours and friends. People who […]

  • Sunday service 16th August

    This Sunday our Locum, David Matheson, will continue with his journey through St Paul’s Letter to the Romans, where we focus our minds upon what and how we can repay […]

  • Sunday service 2nd 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 […]

  • Sunday service 26th 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 […]

  • Sunday service 19th 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 […]

  • Sea Sunday service 12th July

    We celebrate ‘Sea Sunday’, when we reflect on the work and importance of some of the most forgotten men and women in the world – Seafarers. This service is also […]

  • Sunday service 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 […]

  • Sunday service 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 […]

  • Sunday service 21st June

    David Matheson, our Locum, will be reflecting on our star, the Sun, and Jesus as ‘The Light of the World’. So, what more appropriate Hymn for this Sunday’s service than […]