Founded in 1988

About River of Life, Dumfries

Where to find us …

We normally meet every Sunday morning at 11am, right next to Dumfries Railway Station, which is well signposted. We’re a flat-roofed building adjacent to the main (northbound) platform and booking office. You can’t miss us!

There’s plenty of parking next to the building and our hosts will meet you as you arrive.

However at the moment, we’re online only, with a livestreamed service presented direct and live from the Church building by a small crew. Please join us on or on our Facebook page: We also upload services and other media to our YouTube channel:

What to expect …

You can expect a casual, friendly environment with a big (but not embarrassing) welcome. You can come as you are. Jeans, t-shirts, shorts; whatever works for you! We have people from many different nations and cultures, so you won’t feel like the ‘odd one’.

You’ll hear messages that you can apply to your daily life; you won’t be made to do anything embarrassing and you won’t be put in the spotlight for being ‘visitors’! There will be live music consisting of contemporary, fast and slow songs, with the words on screens. Your children can stay in the whole service or leave for Kids Church around 11.30am.

The service will finish around 12.30pm and you’re welcome to stay for free coffee/tea or soft drink afterwards and usually there are some cakes on the go too! Whether you’re married, single, single again, with children, or without; no matter where you’re from, where you’ve been or what you’ve done, we invite you to come experience God’s love at River of Life

Message from Senior Pastor; Mark Smith

Life stories