About the Church of Scotland in Dumbarton

The three congregations within the town of Dumbarton (St Andrews, Riverside and The West Kirk) are now linked with a view to some form of union at a future date. This triple linkage was completed on 17th January 2018 at a Presbytery service of linkage and induction. The Rev. Ian Johnson is the minister for all three congregations. He leads our ministry team which now includes Development Worker Marie Clare Dungavell and Pastoral Assistant Maureen Burke.


Worship

Under normal circumstances worship would be continuing at each of the three parish churches in Dumbarton, but due to Covid-19 church services start at 11:15 on Sunday mornings alternating between Dumbarton Riverside and The West Kirk, streamed to St Andrews, and at 10am once a month “live” at St Andrews, following current Scottish Government guidelines. Masks should be worn, and attendees should register at the door with Test & Trace. All services are streamed & recorded via YouTube – you can watch live or catch up later. Follow our regular Sunday service using the links below:


  • Sunday Worship, 23 January 2022
    Service starts at 11:15am in Riverside and streamed on YouTube Welcome Consider how great is the love which the Father has bestowed on us in calling us his children! 1 John 3: 1 Hymn 113 God the Father of creation Opening Prayer You are a God who believes in partnership and teamwork In your own essence you know the companionship …

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  • Sunday Worship, 16 January 2022
    Live lives worthy of the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2: 12

Click here to view more services and to watch the livestream/recordings


News and Information

  • Vacancy – Riverside Church secretary/administrator
    We have a vacancy for an experienced part time secretary/administrator. We are a faith based organisation and would expect the successful candidate to be in sympathy with and supportive of the ethos within our community. The role entails the provision of administrative and communication support to our church community. In addition to the strong administrative skills to provide diary management, reception, telephone and general office duties you will also act as the administration focal point for the many internal and external groups hiring space within our hall complex. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and expertise in the use of social media will be advantageous. While necessarily being a team player you will also demonstrate self motivation, work prioritising skills and an ability to work without close supervision whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
  • Dumbarton: Riverside Job Vacancy: Church secretary/administrator
    We have a vacancy for an experienced part time secretary/administrator. We are a faith based organisation and would expect the successful candidate to be in sympathy with and supportive of the ethos within our community
  • Crossreach Calendars
    Georgie Gilbert is again taking orders for Crossreach calendars If you would like one, or to know more, contact Georgie through the Riverside church office.
  • October Communion
    A service of Communion will be posted online at around 12.15 Search ‘YouTube Church of Scotland in Dumbarton’

Click here for all news & information posts


Thought for the Day

When restrictions were imposed due to the Covid Pandemic during 2020-21 the Minister published daily thoughts and prayers:


This is the joint website for Dumbarton: St Andrews, Dumbarton: Riverside and Dumbarton: West Kirk.
Due to the challenges of the Corona Virus COVID-19 and the need to do as much as possible online we are combining our efforts on this page to avoid duplication and to streamline our efforts around worship, Bible readings, prayer and wider community support.

Further details about the three Church of Scotland parishes in Dumbarton can be found below:

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