Maxwelltown West Church, Dumfries

Maxwelltown West Church, Dumfries

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Laurieknowe , Dumfries , DG2 7AH
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B

Church Overview

Built 1865-66 to a design by architect James Barbour of Dumfries for Maxwelltown Free Church.  Centenary Hall added in 1966 to a design by Bill Dickie of architects Sutherland, Dickie and Copland of Dumfries.  The church is roughly rectangular in plan with semi-octagonal stair pods flanking the north frontage.  The south gable has apse with high level stained glass windows screened by the organ pipe array (installed 1948 – but now decorative).  Gate piers raised to accommodate War memorial gates from the former Laurie Knowe Church in 1999.  A sandstone cross was erected to the new frontage in 2016 for the 150th anniversary and in the memory of the Rev Gordon M A Savage.  Sculptor – Max Novell.

Sunday: 11.00 am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC

Image Gallery

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Maxwelltown West Church


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