Holy Week 2016 is upon us. From all at St John’s, Dumfries,

St John's Church, Dumfries
St John’s Church, Dumfries

wherever you may be, we wish you blessings for this special time of year when we remember the sacrifice our Lord made for us and celebrate his resurrection. Happy Easter everyone.

Below is the services at St John’s and other churches, organised by Dumfries Christian Network, that you may like to attend.

Services for Holy Week 2016

Palm Sunday 20 March: 11am – Sunday Eucharist with the distribution of Palms and reading of the Passion.

Monday 21 March: 7.30pm – Dumfries Christian Network Holy Week service at St Andrew’s RC, Brooke Street.

Tuesday 22 March: 7.30pm – DCN Holy Week service at St Michael’s & South, St Michael’s Street.

Wednesday 23 March: 7.30pm – DCN Holy Week service at Glen Aros Church, Steele Avenue.

Maundy Thursday 24 March: 7.30pm – Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar; 9pm – Watch of the Passion (until midnight).

Good Friday: 10.30am – Walk of Witness starting from Troqueer Parish Church & finishing at the Fountain on Dumfries High Street at noon for a short service.

Good Friday: Noon: Traditional Devotions at St John’s led by Bishop Gregor

Good Friday: 4pm: Veneration of the Cross and The Communion, St John’s

Good Friday: 7.30pm – DCN Holy Week service at Troqueer Parish Church, Troqueer Road

Holy Saturday: 7.30pm – Ceremonies of the Easter vigil with Affirmation of Holy Baptism for Confirmation & Renewal, St John’s

Easter Sunday: 8am: DCN Sunrise service, Mill Green, next to the River Nith.

Easter Sunday: 11am – Family Sung Eucharist, St John’s



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. Check here for December arrangements which will be different.


St John's Church

20 hours 38 minutes 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 18 hours 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

1 week 4 days ago

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

St John's Church

2 weeks 5 hours ago

Everyone is very welcome to come along to Choral Evensong at St John's Church Newall Terrace, Dumfries, this evening at 6pm, sung by the choir of St John's Church. Music