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.


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 10:30 on Sunday mornings at the 3 Dumbarton churches, following current Scottish Government guidelines. Masks should be worn, and attendees should register at the door with Test & Trace. Currently services are streamed from Dumbarton: Riverside via YouTube – you can watch live or catch up later. Follow our regular Sunday service using the links below:

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News and Information

  • New Service Arrangements
    From October we are going to have a new set of arrangements for Sunday services. Everyone will get a letter in the next couple of weeks with the details
  • Kirk Session & Congregational Board
    Kirk Session and Congregational Board meetings planned for this week:     Monday – West Kirk     Tuesday – St Andrew’s     Wednesday – Riverside All 7pm in Sanctuary    (Riverside will be blended)
  • Kirk Session Meetings
    There will be session meetings this week: Monday 6th September West Kirk Tuesday 7th September St Andrews Wednesday 8th September Riverside All 7pm in Sanctuary
  • General Assembly 2021
    The General Assembly starts today. You can follow the proceedings online

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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: