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Welcome to the website of St John’s church. We are a congregation of the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway, one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is itself a province of the world-wide Anglican Communion made up of over 70 million Christians throughout the world. St John’s is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Scottish Episcopal & Methodist Churches.

Roughly once a month, the Methodist Order for Holy Communion is used at the 11am service. We also observe Aldersgate Sunday each May and the Methodist Covenant Service is held on the Sunday of our AGM in September.

We are very conscious of being a real mix of people and tastes – young and old, traditional and contemporary – who are bound together by our common experience of being inspired and challenged by the Christian journey through life. Our church community has worshipped together every Sunday in Dumfries for about 400 years, and as we treasure and celebrate the great tradition of this heritage, we are also constantly working to find new ways to express and explore our faith and all that it might mean for how we live our lives today.

As well as being used by a wide range of groups, St John’s is open to visitors every day of the week, and many people find that it is place of beauty and stillness in the noise and rush of everyday life. There are a number of services during the week, and requests for prayer can be left at any time.

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Services and Events

Sunday 22 May

8.00am Eucharist (1970) (Chancel)
9.30am Eucharist at Maxwelton Chapel, Moniaive
11.00am Sung Eucharist (1982) (Crèche facilities, Children’s Church and
Youth@11 during, coffee, tea etc afterwards in the Hall.)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Rectory)
7.00pm DGArts Festival event: An evening of music (Church) See notice.

Tuesday 24 May

Noon to 3pm Provincial training session on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups
briefing/ training session at St. Ninian’s, Castle Douglas. (See Notices)
6.00pm A Time for meditation (Mtg Rm)
6.30pm Eucharist (1982) (Lady Chapel)

Wednesday 25 May

10.30am Scottish Liturgy (1970) (Nave) followed by refreshments (Hall)
5.00pm+ Refreshments and social time prior to:
5.45pm Dumfries Youth Choir (Hall)
6.45pm St. John’s Choir Practice (Hall)

Thursday 26 May Corpus Christi

10.30am Cake & Questions Group (Mtg Rm)
6.30pm Eucharist for Corpus Christi
7pm-9pm Tower Bell practice night

Saturday 28 May

3.30pm D&G Art Festival Event in St. John’s: Organ Recital by Steven McIntyre.

Sunday 29 May

8.00am Eucharist (1970) (Chancel)
11.00am Sung Eucharist (1982) (Crèche facilities, Children’s Church and Youth@11 during, coffee, tea etc afterwards in the Hall.)
3.00pm Plainsong Workshop led by Alan Tavener (Church and hall)
6.00pm Compline sung by those who have attended the Plainsong workshop. (Church)

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