The Presbytery of Dumbarton’s plan was approved and adopted in 2014 . This led to the linkage of Dumbarton: Riverside with Dumbarton: West Kirk and the induction of Ian Johnson as Minister of the linkage. Presbytery changed their plan shortly after and in 2018 a triple linkage was formed comprising Dumbarton: Riverside, Dumbarton: West Kirk and Dumbarton: St Andrews.
This means we share a minister, a part time pastoral assistant and a part time development worker. We join together for special services at Christmas, Remembrance Day and through the summer holidays, as well as working together on various projects, while maintaining our distinct identities as separate congregations with our own sanctuaries and other buildings across Dumbarton.
Revd Ian Johnson
The Presbytery of Dumbarton held a service of induction at Riverside Church on Thursday 27th February 2014. A large congregation from Dumbarton: Riverside, Dumbarton: The West Kirk, Greenock Lyle Kirk, friends and family turned up to welcome Ian Johnson.
The Service of Linkage between Dumbarton: Riverside and Dumbarton: The West Kirk, and Ian Johnson’s Introduction as Minister at The West Kirk, took place on Tuesday 26th August 2014 in The West Kirk.
Marie Clare Dungavell
Marie Clare joined us in Summer 2015 as the new part time Development Worker for the Church of Scotland in Dumbarton, focusing on youth engagement.
Maureen joined us in 2018 as the part time Pastoral Assistant for all 3 Dumbarton congregations. Maureen works with the Minister assisting in a range of pastoral care work across the parishes and in local care homes and hospitals.