Job Vacancy – Caretaker

Dumbarton Caretaker Position 2018

Church & Hall Caretaker Required

Part-time, based on 15 hours per weekDumbarton Caretaker Position 2018

Church and Halls Caretaker – Remit:

  • Opening halls for organisations and meetings
  • Setting up / putting by, tables and chairs for groups and organisations
  • Keep a check on the Church and Halls. Report to the appropriate persons any health & safety or cleaning issues.
  • Church Heating. Make sure that it is on/ set for Halls and Church
  • Attending to the Church grounds: cutting grass, weeding, collecting litter, clearing paths etc
  • Keep the Church Cupboards in kitchen, under stairs etc clean and tidy.
  • Putting out the bins for refuse collection
  • Checking the halls and church are secure and alarm is set before leaving
  • And any other reasonable duties required

Rate of pay:

This is a part-time post, equivalent to 15 hours per week worked flexibly over the course of the year. Living wage rate.

Holiday entitlement:

6 weeks per annum (including public holidays)

Evening/weekend work will be required

Application Form in Microsoft Word Format – Click here to download

Application Form in PDF Format – Click here to download

Completed application form should be signed and returned to:

or by post to:

Liz McAllister
Riverside Parish Church
High Street
Dumbarton G82 1NB

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th July 2018

Organ Recital, Wednesday 6th June 2018, 7:30pm

With John R Turner (Organist Emeritus, Glasgow Cathedral) and Susan Turner (Soprano).

  • Tickets cost £7 which includes a light supper.

The programme includes:

Fanfare for the Corontation of Poppea – Claudio Monteverdi

Allegretto from the 4th Symphony – Felix Mendelssohn

How beautifull are the feet
He shall feed his flock / Come unto Him ) Messiah – George Frideric Handel

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564 – Johann Sebastian Back

The Swan (Carvnival des Animaux) – Camille Saint-Saux

Scherzetto, from the Sonata – Percy Whitlock

Five Pieces from the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks  – George Frideric Handel
Minuet in F
La Paix
Allegro in D

Let the bright seraphim their angel-trumpet blow – Handel


Welcome, Maureen

Our new Pastoral Assistant, Maureen Burke, will start in Dumbarton this week.  Splitting her time between the three congregations in Dumbarton, Maureen completes our ministry team following the triple linkage (Riverside, West Kirk and St Andrews), and we extend a very warm welcome to her as she starts her new role during this particularly cold end to March 2018.

She is currently a Family Support Worker with Carnwadric Win project (run by Carnwadric Parish Church). She qualified as a psychiatric nurse, worked for a time with the Health Board and then in the charitable sector including two overseas placements: one in the West Indies as a Church of Scotland partner, and then in Erbil, Iraq – until she was evacuated as IS approached the town.

As well as psychiatric nursing, she has qualifications in Guidance and Counselling (with a minor in Theology), and in Management in Health and Social Care. She is currently doing a Masters degree in Urban Theology.

She is a member of Whiteinch Church of Scotland in Glasgow.

Holy Week 2018

The Denny Window at Dumbarton Riverside

Holy Week – March 2018

Mon 26 March

 7pm Joint service at West Kirk

Tue 27 March

7pm Joint service at St Andrew’s

Wed 28 March

7pm Joint service at Dalreoch UF

Thu 29 March

11:30am Reflection and Communion followed by light lunch at St Andrew’s
12 noon Communion and lunch at Riverside
(bring and share lunch )
7pm Joint service: Christian Passover, Eucharist and Vigil at St Augustine’s

Fri 30 March

11am DCT Walk of Witness from Dalreoch, Bellsmyre and Silverton
12 noon DCT Town Centre service
2pm All age activity for Good Friday at West Kirk
(crafts, activities thinking about the Good Friday story, worship, tea coffee and hot cross buns)
7pm Joint service with Communion at Riverside

 Sun 1 April

9.45am Riverside/West Kirk Easter morning all-age service in West Kirk Hall
(breakfast with bacon rolls 9.45-10.15, all-age worship 10.15-11am)
10am Morning worship for Easter at St Andrew’s
11:30am Riverside/West Kirk morning service with communion at Riverside
(slightly more traditional)

The Denny Window at Dumbarton Riverside

Lent Activities 2018

  • Dumbarton Linkage joint study group looking at the Letter to the Romans

    Wednesdays 11am-12noon West Kirk Session House
    21 March       Chapters 1 – 4         Role of the Law
    4 April            Chapters 5 – 8         Role of Jesus
    11 April          Chapters 9 – 16       Why won’t Jews recognise Jesus, some practical issues, and greetings


  • DCT Praise and Prayer evening St Augustine’s Monday 19 March 7.30pm


  • Christian Aid Lent Lunch on Thursday 22 March in Riverside Main Hall

Bad weather – stay safe – don’t travel!

Due to the terrible weather conditions we’ve decided to postpone Communion till Sunday 18th March, and we encourage people to stay at home on Sunday unless there is a drastic improvement in the weather.

We’ll try to keep you posted here and on Facebook.

You might want to watch a service online – Luss church streams videos of their services here:

The local World Day of Prayer event has also been cancelled for tomorrow and the Prayer & Praise evening has been postponed.

For World Day of Prayer resources visit these links:
World Day of Prayer Scotland
World Day of Prayer – International Committee