Christmas Services and Events 2017

Dumfries Christian Network
Christians Together in Dumfries
www.dumfrieschurches.org.uk

Saturday 2 December
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Light Up a Life at Christmas – because love never dies
St Michael’s & South Parish Church [St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]
Carol Singing around the Christmas Tree with the switching on of the ‘lights’ in remembrance of Loved Ones & Friends
Music by Dumfries Town Band – mulled wine & mince pies will be served in the Hall after the switch-on


Sunday 3 December
8.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Holy Communion
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW] 

9.15am
Crichton Royal Church – Ecumenical service
[Bankend Road, Dumfries]

9.45am
Caerlaverock Church – Morning Worship
[Caerlaverock Church, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4]

10.00am
Terregles Church – Morning Worship
[Terregles Village, Dumfries DG2 9RY]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West Church – Holy Communion Service
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

11.30am
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ Morning worship
[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

3.00pm
Maxwelltown West Church – Holy Communion in Church Hall
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

Wednesday 6 December
6.30pm
St Andrew’s Primary School Carol Service in St Andrew’s Church
followed by refreshments in the hall
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

Friday 8 December
12noon – 1.30pm
Friday Soup Lunches in aid of First Base Food Parcels Project in St John’s Church Hall – bowl of homemade soup, filled roll & tea/coffee £3.50 (children £2.00) Christmas Sales Table & Second Hand Book Stall
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

6.00pm
Salvation Army: Dumfries
Family Christmas Celebrations followed by a light meal
[Whitesands, Dumfries]

6.30pm
River of Life Church
Simply Christmas “An evening of song, music, stories and so much more. Christmas is fast approaching and it’s a good time to remember what it’s all about! Come and enjoy candles and carols as we share, ‘Simply Christmas’. Refreshments served.”
[River of Life Church Centre, By Dumfries Railway Station, DG1 1LU]

Saturday 9 December
10.00am
Caerlaverock Church Meet at the church for our Advent Prayer walk. This is a stroll through the countryside with prayers and readings followed by mulled apple juice, tea, coffee and mince pies.
[Caerlaverock Church, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4]

11.00am – 12noon
Dumfries Christian Network Christmas Carols in the Loreburne Shopping Centre, Dumfries (by Marks & Spencer Inner Door) Do come & join us – just bring a smile!

7.30pm
University of Glasgow Chapel Choir annual Christmas Carols & Concert in the Crichton Memorial Church, Bankend Road, Dumfries.
Entry is free by ticket only – please e-mail: dumfries-admin@glasgow.ac.uk or phone: 01387 702001

Sunday 10 December
9.45am
Caerlaverock Church – Morning worship
[Caerlaverock Church, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4]

10.00am
Irongray Church – Morning Worship
[Irongray, Dumfries]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West Church Family Nativity Service followed by Brunch
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

11.00am
St Michael’s & South Parish Church – Service includes Children’s Nativity
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

11.30am
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ – Morning worship
[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

2.00pm
Troqueer Parish Church – short Carol service in Goldielea Nursing Home with residents and staff
[Dalbeattie Road, Dumfries DG2 7PE]

6.00pm
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church Carols for Advent with the Regional Youth Choir followed by refreshments & fellowship in the Hall
Retiring collection for Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity & the Regional Youth Choir
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]


Tuesday 12 December
7.00pm
NHS Carol Service in the Crichton Royal Church – All welcome
[Bankend Road, Dumfries]

 7.30pm
Dunscore Parish Church
A Spotless Rose – Seasonal choral music and readings by The Balliol Consort – in aid of Dunscore Church
Admission £10 (children free)
[situated in the village of Dunscore, DG2 0TA]


Saturday 16 December
7.00pm
Dumfries Choral Society Carols & Christmas music in St John’s Church, Dumfries Lovers Walk, Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW
Adults £6 (school children free) – tickets from The Midsteeple, Dumfries Town Centre, at the door or via their website: www.dumfrieschoralsociety.org.uk
Collection during the Interval for Food Train
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]


Sunday 17 December
8.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Holy Communion
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

9.15am
Crichton Royal Church – Ecumenical service
[Bankend Road, Dumfries]

9.45am
Caerlaverock Church – Morning worship
[Caerlaverock Church, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4]

10.00am
Terregles Church – Morning Worship
followed at 11.00am by tea/coffee and mince pies in Maxwell Memorial Hall
[Terregles Village, Dumfries DG2 9RY]

10.30am
Dumfries Baptist Church – Discoverer’s Nativity Service
NOTE VENUE: Dumfries High School [Marchmount, Dumfries DG1 1PX]
(entrance to large car park from Bane Loaning, Dumfries DG1 3BA)

11.00am
River of Life Church
Christmas Special service, “Celebrating the reason for the season, with presentations from Kids Church and Little Wonders – a must-invite for your friends! Coffee and mince pies after.”
[River of Life Church Centre, By Dumfries Railway Station, DG1 1LU]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West Church Morning Service (Lessons & Carols)
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

11.00am

St Michael’s & South Parish Church – a service of Lessons and Carols followed by refreshments in the Hall
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

11.00am
Troqueer Parish Church Christmas Family Service
[Troqueer Church, Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

11.30am
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ Family service and Baptism
[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

3.00pm – 4.00pm
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Festive Big Sing in the Hall
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

3.30pm
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Evensong & Benediction
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

3.30pm
Irongray Church – Christingle Service
A family Service suitable for all ages celebrating the coming of the Christ light into the world
[Irongray, Dumfries]

6.30pm
Dumfries Baptist Church Carol Service with the Choir
NOTE VENUE: Dumfries Baptist Church [Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]


Friday 22 December
St Mary Roman Catholic Church – Carol Service
[New Abbey Road, New Abbey]


Saturday 23 December
10.00am
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Mass
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

6.00pm
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Vigil Mass
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

6.45pm (leaving at 7pm) Carol Singing round Troqueer – meet at Troqueer Church Centre, Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF
Bless local people as we carol sing through the streets of Troqueer and collect for charity – ‘Cancer Research Scotland’ and ‘Rwanda’. Dress in warm clothes. Refreshments served in the Centre to revive and warm you at the end


CHRISTMAS EVE  Sunday 24 December
8.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Eucharist
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW] 

9.15am
Crichton Royal Church – Ecumenical service
[Bankend Road, Dumfries] 

9.30am
Maxwelton Chapel, Moniaive – Eucharist
[Moniaive, Dumfriesshire DG3 4DX] 

9.45am
Caerlaverock Church – Morning worship
[Caerlaverock Church, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4]

10.00am
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Mass
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

10.00am
Irongray Parish Church – Morning Worship
[Irongray, Dumfries]

10.30am
Dumfries Baptist Church – All Age Christmas Eve Service
NOTE VENUE: Dumfries Baptist Church [Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West Church Morning Service
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

11.00am
St Michael’s & South Parish Church Morning Worship
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

11.00am
St George’s Church Morning Service
[George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EJ]

11.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church Christmas Day Family Eucharist
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.30am
Salvation Army: Dumfries Carol Service
[Whitesands, Dumfries]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

11.30am
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ Christmas Eve Service with Nativity Play
[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

12noon
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Mass
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

4.00pm
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church Christingle Family Service followed by festive refreshments
[Lovers Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

4.00pm
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ Christingle making – All children welcome
followed by
5.00pm Christingle Service

[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

5.00pm
Dumfries Baptist Church All-Age Christingle Family Service
NOTE VENUE: Dumfries Baptist Church [Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW] 

5.30pm refreshments followed at 6.00pm
Lighthouse Church
“The Miracle” – Special evening celebrating the reason for the Season.
[Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH]

6.00pm
River of Life Church – Christmas Eve Cosy Carol Service (No morning service this day) “Gather with others to anticipate the big day, with a cosy candlelit atmosphere, singing carols, enjoying readings and munching mince pies!”
[River of Life Church Centre, By Dumfries Railway Station, DG1 1LU]

6.00pm
St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church – Vigil Mass of Christmas
[Glasgow Street Dumfries DG2 9DE]

6.00pm
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

6.30pm
St Michael’s & South Parish Church – Family Christmas service followed by Christmas refreshments in the hall
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

6.30pm
Festival of Carols with St John’s Choir in the Crichton Royal Church
Collection in aid of the Aberlour Childcare Trust – Scotland’s Children’s charity & Bethany Christian Trust
[Bankend Road, Dumfries]

6.45pm (leaving at 7pm) Carol Singing round Troqueer – meet at Troqueer Church Centre, Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF
Bless local people as we carol sing through the streets of Troqueer and collect for charity – ‘Cancer Research Scotland’ and ‘Rwanda’. Dress in warm clothes. Refreshments served in the Centre to revive and warm you at the end!

7.00pm
Maxwelltown West Church – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH] 

7.00pm
St George’s Church – Carols Service
[George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EJ]

7.00pm
Lochfoot Mission Hall – Service of Lessons and Carols
[Main Street DG2 8NR – part of Irongray, Lochrutton & Terregles Group of Churches]

7.30pm
Glencaple Carols at the Barbour Hall
[Barbour Hall, Church Street, Glencaple DG1 4QY]

8.00pm
St Columba’s Roman Catholic Church – Vigil Mass of Christmas
[Scott’s Street, Annan, DG12 6JG]

9.30pm
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Carols followed by 10.00pm Mass of Christmas
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

11.15pm
St Michael’s & South Parish Church – Watch Night Carol Service
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

11.30pm
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Midnight Eucharist of the Nativity
[Lovers Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.30pm
Troqueer Parish Church – Watch Night Service
[Troqueer Church, Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF]

11.30pm
Closeburn Parish Church – Watchnight Service
[Closeburn DG3 5HP]

11.30pm
Terregles Church Watchnight Service
[Terregles Village, Dumfries DG2 9RY]

11.30pm
St. Mary’s-Greyfriars’ Watchnight service
[1 St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 1HA]

CHRISTMAS DAY  Monday 25 December
8.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Holy Communion
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

10.00am
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church – Morning Mass of Christmas
[Brooke Street Dumfries DG1 2JL]

10.30am
Dumfries Baptist Church – All-Age Christmas Day Service
NOTE VENUE: Dumfries Baptist Church [Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

10.00am
St Michael’s & South Parish Church – Christmas Morning Worship
[St Michael’s Street Dumfries DG1 2QF]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West Church Christmas Day Family Service
[Laurieknowe Dumfries DG2 7AH]

10.00am
Closeburn Parish Church – Christmas Day Family Service
[Closeburn DG3 5HP]

10.00am
Irongray Parish – A short service to celebrate Christmas Day including Holy Communion
[Irongray, Dumfries]

11.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church Christmas Day Family Eucharist
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.00am – 12noon
River of Life ChurchChristmas Day Service  “Make Christmas Day special as we gather to celebrate the birth of the messiah, with a traditional Christmas service. Kids; bring your toys!”
[River of Life Church Centre, By Dumfries Railway Station, DG1 1LU]
FOLLOWED BY at 1.00pm:
River of Life Church Centre – Christmas Day Dinner (Vegetarian option available.) for anyone who’d be alone on Christmas Day – There’s no cost!
[River of Life Church Centre, By Dumfries Railway Station, DG1 1LU]

11.00am
St George’s Church – Christmas Day Family Service
[St George’s Church, George Street, Dumfries DG1 1EJ]

11.00am
Troqueer Parish Church – Christmas Day Service
[Troqueer Road, Dumfries DG2 7DF]

11.30am
St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church – Morning Mass of Christmas
[Glasgow Street Dumfries DG2 9DE]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Blessing of Crib & Solemn Sung Mass
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

12noon
St Columba’s Roman Catholic Church – Morning Mass of Christmas
[Scott’s Street, Annan, DG12 6JG]


Tuesday 26 December St Stephen’s Day
10.30am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Eucharist for St Stephen
[Lovers Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass – St Stephen, Protomartyr
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]


Wednesday 27 December
10.30am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Eucharist: St John the Evangelist
[Lovers Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]


Thursday 28 December
11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass: Holy Innocents
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

6.00pm
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Eucharist: Holy Innocents
[Lovers Walk/Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]               


Sunday 31st December
8.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Holy Communion
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW] 

9.15am
Crichton Royal Church – Ecumenical service
[Bankend Road, Dumfries] 

10.00am
Lochfoot Mission Hall
– Morning Worship
[Main Street DG2 8NR – part of Irongray, Lochrutton & Terregles Group of Churches]

11.00am
Maxwelltown West
Church – Morning Worship (End of year Communion)
[Laurieknowe, Dumfries DG2 7AH]

11.00am
St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church – Said Eucharist
[Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW]

11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns – The Holy Family
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]

Happy New Year!

Monday 1 January 2018
11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns – Mary Mother of God
[Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]


Saturday 6 January Epiphany
11.30am
St Bride’s (Greyfriars) Anglican Church
Low Mass with Hymns [Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF]


Sunday 21 January
Dumfries Christian Network Prayers for Christian Unity
St Mary’s-Greyfriars Church – time to be confirmed
[St Mary’s Street, Dumfries DG1 (opposite the Cairndale Hotel)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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