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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  • An Invitation

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

Sunday services go live on YouTube

From October 11, 2020, our virtual services will be replaced by live streaming of services at 11 am each Sunday. You can watch the stream, as well as recorded services, on our YouTube channel.


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Recent news

Virtual Holy Communion Service for Trinity Sunday – 7 June 2020

Greetings everybody from Maxwelltown West Church in Dumfries, Scotland. Welcome to this special Trinity Sunday service, led by our Locum, David Matheson. The service will be special to many for we will also be celebrating a Virtual Holy Communion, taken by our Interim Moderator, Rev. Sally Russell from Clarebrand. Everyone is invited to take part in their own surroundings, and…

Virtual Service for Pentecost Sunday – 31 May

Welcome to Maxwelltown West Church’s 11th Virtual Sunday Service, with our Locum, David Matheson. This is Pentecost Sunday – essentially the first Sunday of the Christian Church when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit upon all people. A reminder also that next Sunday, 7th June we will be celebrating a Virtual Holy Communion with our Interim Moderator, Rev….

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…