Joint Board & Session Meeting, Tuesday 19th Sept 2017

There will be an important joint meeting of the Congregational Board and Kirk Session which, before normal business, will discuss the latest Presbytery Plan for the Church of Scotland in the town of Dumbarton.  Members of the Presbytery Planning Committee will be present to answer questions about their proposal for a triple linkage between Riverside, The West Kirk and St Andrews.

Funeral Announcements

Moira Killbourn died on Monday 28 August. Her funeral will be held at Cardross Crematorium at 12.15pm on Wednesday 6 September.

Margaret Robertson died on Wednesday 30 August. Her funeral will be held at Cardross Crematorium at 1.15pm on Friday 8 September.

Billy Andrew died on 31 August. His funeral will be at Cardross Crematorium on Friday 8 September at 2.15pm.

John Wilson died on Thursday 31 August. His funeral will be held in Riverside Parish Church at 11am on Tuesday 12 September, followed by burial at Dumbarton Cemetery at 11.45am.

Sunday 27th August, Baptism

Tomorrow morning we will be celebrating the baptism of Ava during Sunday worship – welcoming her to Christ’s world-wide family and community, the Church. The service starts at 10:30am – arrive early if you want a good seat! Family and friends are very welcome – please ask one of the duty elders at the front door if you’d like help or advice finding somewhere to sit. Hymn books and orders of service are given out at the front door.

If you want to know more about baptism click on this link:…/special-ser…/baptism/

August 2017 – New Sessions

Dumbarton Riverside Worship Times and Organisations August 2017

It’s almost the end of July, and many of our organisations start back after the summer break towards the end of August. If you or someone you know is interested in any of the organisations or activities going on at Riverside, the start of the new session is a good time to join. Keep an eye out for our notice in the Community Advertiser, see below, and contact the church office by email, phone, or send us a facebook message if you would like to know more and we will put you in touch with the relevant leaders.Dumbarton Riverside Worship Times and Organisations August 2017

General Assembly 2017

This year’s General Assmembly of the Church of Scotland is underway.  It runs from Saturday 20 May until Friday 26 May 2017.

For those who will not be in Edinburgh there are plenty online resources to keep track of what is going, and live streaming of debates from The Mound.

Find out more at


Heart and Soul this year year is on Sunday 21st May in Princes Street Gardens.  Find out about all the envents at