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

Funeral Announcements

The funeral of Alex Miller will be at 3:15pm on Thursday 15th November 2018 at Cardross Crematorium.

The funeral of Alan Prior will take place on Monday 19th February 2018.  There will be a service at Riverside Parish Church from 12 noon then at Cardross Crematorium at 1:15pm

Job Opportunity – We’re Hiring!

The Steeple at Dumbarton Riverside Parish Church

We are pleased to announce that we are now looking for applications for the new role of “Pastoral Assistant”. This is a Church of Scotland Ministries Council Appointment but the successful candidate will be responsible to the local Parish Minister in Dumbarton in the first instance.

The main purpose of post is to provide pastoral assistance to the congregations and parishes of Dumbarton: Riverside linked with Dumbarton: St Andrew’s Bellsmyre linked with Dumbarton: West Kirk.

The main duties will be:The Steeple at Dumbarton Riverside Parish Church

  • Participate in the Dumbarton Linkage ministry team under the leadership of the parish minister
  • To assist the minister in a range of pastoral, congregational and community related duties
  • Support, develop and provide leadership to those involved in pastoral care in the congregations
  • Share in the provision of pastoral care to the Congregations and Parishes
  • Visit elderly/housebound and hospitalised members and others
  • Conduct funerals and funeral visits as requested by the minister
  • Participate in/conduct care home services as required
  • Communicate to the Kirk Session and congregation, information and vision for the work at least half yearly
  • Contribute fully to the Ministries Council appraisal process
  • Undertake other such duties as may be required from time to time by the parish minister

Salary: £24,277 – £27,432 pro-rata

Informal enquiries can be made to Rev Ian Johnson, 01389 726685 through the church office at office@dumbartonriverside.org.uk or via the Church of Scotland website churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/vacancies_and_volunteering/ministries_council_vacancies or on the Good Moves website: goodmoves.org.uk/vacancy/33915-pastoral-assistant-dumbarton-linkage

Closing date is 12 noon Wednesday 20 December 2017