Scottish Episcopal Church (part of the Anglican Communion), in partnership with the Methodist Church. We aim to be ‘A Church for Everyone’ and extend a warm welcome to all. In normal times, our church is open to visitors roughly 9-5, and sometimes beyond, almost every day of the year (some Covid restrictions still in place at time of writing). You are welcome to attend any of our varied styles of service (see noticeboards and website for days & times), to visit the building for private prayer and contemplation, or to view the religious, architectural and historical heritage of this beautiful building. Audio guided tours will be available at some time in the near future.
As a congregation, we aim also to have a positive effect on the local community and are involved in supporting individuals and Justice & Peace organisations, such as Christian Aid, Fairtrade, a local foodbank, Women’s Aid and various children’s, and other, charities.
We run, at various times throughout the year, several housegroups and other fellowship groups, a team of bell ringers and we have an active branch of the Mothers’ Union. Throughout much of the year, we host monthly soup lunches on a Friday, in aid of our local foodbank; likewise weekly lunches during Lent, in aid of Christian Aid, both of these in partnership with other local churches (suspended at time of writing, due to Covid, but we hope to resume in the near future).
We have a choir of, currently, some 20 members (new members welcome, enquire via Church Office, above) and a highly regarded, and well maintained, organ and sundry talented musicians, offering both traditional and contemporary music to aid worship. Again, enquiries welcome.
We host regular concerts, mostly staged by Music in Dumfries (https://www.musicindumfries.com/) or Dumfries Choral Society (https://www.dumfrieschoralsociety.co.uk/), as well as others, often featuring our own organ, and our own, or visiting, musicians.
We also publish a quarterly Magazine, both hard copy (available in the Church, or by request from the Church Office) and on our website, and which contains articles on our congregational life and on other matters of local, historical, or social, interest.
Dumfries & Galloway Council is not responsible for the content of external websites
Days: Sunday, Wednesday
Times: Various - please see website for details
Frequency: Wednesdays: 10.30 am; Sundays: 11.00 am
St John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church
Corner of Newall Terrace / Lovers Walk
Disabled Access: Yes
Rev J H Aiton
8 Newall Terrace
Tel: 01387 254126 or 07487 653069
Mr David Kerr
8 Newall Terrace
Tel: 07754 596140