The Present Church Building

The current building was erected in 1811 to a design by John Brash on the site of earlier 13/14th-century and 17th-century churches – for more details on the early church in Dumbarton, through the Reformation, and the construction of the building we worship in, see our history pages.

Bert Wilson has compiled some interesting details about the church steeple, clock & bell
click here for the full story

For the background to the Millenium Window above the main doors at Riverside, click here.

For further information about our church building and the church yard, please follow these links:,HL:24885,Riverside%20Dumbarton


6 Responses to The Present Church Building

  1. C Boden says:

    A very informative and well-organised website! I would really like to see photographs of all the stained glass in the church…

    • Riverside Update says:

      There is a book, Dumbarton Parish Church in History, written by Edward McGhie & updated by David Wilson, which has a section on the stained glass memorial windows, detailing the story behind them and including pictures. Copies are available through the church office,

  2. James Denham says:

    Sirs, I am currently writing a book on the communities of the River Clyde from source to Cardross on the north and Port Glasgow on the south. Just to say, I have enjoyed reading your wonderful website and was good source of information for me, thank you so much.

    Best wishes,

    James Denham

    • Cameron says:

      Thanks very much for your comments James; please keep in touch, we would be interested in what you have written about our part of the Clyde.

      Kind regards


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