Founded in 1988

About River of Life, Dumfries

Where to find us …

We normally meet every Sunday morning at 11am, in St Mary’s Greyfriars’ Church hall, which is on the fork between Annan Road and St Mary’s Street. It’s opposite the Cairndale Hotel.

There’s plenty of parking in the vicinity of the building and our hosts will meet you as you arrive. The closest car park is the Council Offices staff car park, which is open to all on Sundays.

If you can’t make it in person, we’re also online, with a livestreamed service presented direct and live from the venue. 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

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