A growing church in the heart of Dumfries…

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Welcome to Bethany Evangelical Church!

We are a small, but friendly congregation in Dumfries that is seeking to understand, live and teach the message of the Bible…

Thanksgiving Service 3rd November 2019

The service will start at 11.30 am and we’ll all take time to remember and be grateful for everything we have – let’s count our blessings together and learn to have a thankful heart.

Serve, Encourage & Empower people for THE GLORY OF GOD

Bethany Evangelical Church Mission Statement

Our Vision

God fearing, Jesus serving, Spirit Led and People Loving Church


 We are running our EXPLORERS CLUB  on a Friday evening fortnightly

7.00 – 8.30 pm

All children/young people 5 – 14 years old are welcome to attend!

All our volunteers are trained and members of the PVG scheme.
Register your interest by calling 01387-250053 or text EXPLORERS to 07713057427.

House Groups

Joining a house group is a great way to get to know people on a deeper level, ask questions, find answers and grow in faith…

Latest sermons


We usually record the sermons preached at each service.

You can listen to recent sermons here, browse our online sermon library, or search by book or topic of interest to you.


Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread

Finding a Quiet Life

Finding a Quiet Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We all heard some variation of that question as children. Some of us continue to hear it as adults. The question is born in curiosity, and the specific answer is often heard as an indication of ambition. My answers morphed...

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How to Find Us

How to find us

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

      Next Coffee Morning - Saturday 9 November 2019! Come and join us every second Saturday of the month  10 am – 12 noon for a cup of tea/coffee and some yummy cakes. Meet your friends and make new ones. Be inspired and refreshed by heavenly thoughts! All the...

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Weekly Services

Weekly Services

SUNDAY Communion Service  10.15 – 11.00 am Coffee Break   11.00 – 11.30 am Family Service   11.30 am – 12.30 pm NEW! Crèche 10.15 - 11.00 am Sunday School 12.00 – 12.30 pm  NEW! House Groups every fortnight, please click this link for further...

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We are a small, but friendly congregation that is seeking to teach and understand the message of the Bible, which is just as relevant today as it ever was. Our aim is to glorify God and enjoy a real relationship with Him through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. 

(Psalm 145:18-19)

Please come in and have a look around. If there is anything else you would like to know about our church please contact us here, or call the phone number above.

Prayer & Bible Study
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm


Why should we interact together and study the Bible? What is our goal? What are we after?

We lead Bible studies to learn about the Bible, to develop more theological insight or biblical understanding, to grow in faith as Christians, to get to know people better, to introduce others to Jesus (Acts 17:2-3), etc.

Above all, we attend Bible studies to find eternal life by getting to know God, His Son Jesus Christ (John 17:3) and comprehend the work of the Holy Spirit. God has revealed Himself through Jesus and we meet here in Bethany to study His word and have a personal encounter with the Living Word.

Come along every Wednesday evening from 7.15 to explore various books of the Bible and get better acquainted with the Author!



Worship & Communion
Oct 20 @ 10:15 am


This is a more formal service where all those who know and love Jesus Christ as their Saviour and are following Him as Lord are welcome to take part.

The Lord’s Supper is found in the Gospels (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:17-25; Luke 22:7-22; and John 13:21-30). The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 : “Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself” (1 Corinthians 11:27-29). What really means to partake of the bread and the cup “in an unworthy manner.” It may mean to ignore the true meaning of the bread and wine and to forget the tremendous price our Savior has paid for our salvation. Or to allow the religious ritual to become a dead and formal habit, nothing more and to come to the Lord’s Supper with sin in your heart (gossip, malice, anger, etc.)

What Paul is clearly saying is that we should examine ourselves before eating the bread and drinking the cup, taking them with reverence and gratitude, not out of habit or as a religious ritual.


Family Service
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am





We would like you to feel at home with us so if you haven’t been to our church before, we would like you to know that before this service we have a coffee break and you are more than welcome to come and join us!

The Family Service is our more informal Sunday morning service and is a mixture of modern and traditional music, children’s talk, prayer and a Bible message. Music may include piano, organ, guitars, etc. The service lasts about an hour and the sermon is normally 25-30 minutes. 

There is a Sunday School provision for children available during the morning service.

There is also a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.

Sunday School
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm


We invite you to join us for Sunday school every week at 12.00 noon.

It is fun and kids learn genuine values and social skills that last a life time.

Open Doors
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am



TUESDAYS 10.00 am – 12.00 noon


Open Doors is our way of saying ‘Welcome to Bethany – you are important for us! ‘

This is just a relaxed time around a cup of tea/coffee for anyone who needs a break from the hustle and bustle of this life to think about their soul and ponder on what really matters in life.

Come and go as you like, but do come back next week again!


Bethany Evangelical Church is a Christian charity registered in Scotland.

Charity registration number is SC015761

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