Once a month a group of about 10 people meet to review our All-Age worship services and make plans for the forthcoming month. Our big hope is to create worship that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, experience, or ability – and yet which is true to our liturgical tradition. Based on the traditional sharing of bread and wine, ours is a ‘small eucharistic community’ (Eucharist just means thanksgiving).

Another group meets to plan alternative evening worship, under the banner of ‘creative worship’. These usually coincide with seasonal festivals like Holy Week, or Advent, and are intended as space for contemplative reflection and prayer, making use of ‘hands on’ participation.

There is more about these services on a Facebook page –Creative Worship at St John’s.

If you’d like to join our email list for reminders about upcoming All-Age and Creative Worship services, please email Janice Aiton (rector AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org).


St John the Evangelist, Dumfries, is a parish of the Scottish Episcopal Church also serving Methodist parishioners locally.


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Contemporary Service

The Contemporary Service is at 6pm, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, followed by refreshments in the hall.


St John's Church

3 days 9 hours ago

Everyone is very welcome to come along to the Advent Carol service at St John's Church, Newall Terrace, Dumfries, this Sunday, 10th December at 6pm. This service will conclude the

St John's Church

6 days 4 hours ago

Sunday 3rd December is our Eucharistic service in the church at 11:00 am. Do join us- be great to welcome you! Please note NO choral evensong tonight. Carols for advent

St John's Church

1 week 6 days ago

Sunday 26th November is our Christ the King Sunday Service . This is an Eucharistic service in the church at 11:00 am. Do join us- be great to welcome you!

St John's Church

2 weeks 3 days ago

Come along and join us this Sunday evening at 6pm. Be great to welcome you!