St Augustine's, Dumbarton

Scottish Episcopal Church

Charity Number: SC002984

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Thank You

Thank you to everyone in Dumbarton and the surrounding community, businesses, community groups and individuals who has contributed so generously with their money, their gifts and their time to make this year’s Food For Thought and Christmas Dinner such a great success.

About 40 people came in on Christmas Day and had their dinner, more came in on Boxing Day and were fed and a huge number of families received gifts for their children (and for the adults too) as well as much needed food.

None of it would have been possible without the generosity of the people from this area so thank you all!

Thank You

Big thanks to Caroline and her team of helpers who spent several hours today making up gift bags to give out to those in need at Christmas.

Christmas Dinner

If you know of anyone who would like to come to the St Augustine’s Christmas Day dinner – one of the things which inspired the Food For Thought project – then please contact the church office on 734514

Christmas Services

Services at St Augustine’s in the lead up and during the Christmas season are listed below.
Wed 17th December. Service of Reflection and Healing with Taize Music, 7 pm

Sun 21st December. Regular Eucharistic services at 9 am and 11 am

Christmas Eve. Sung Eucharist of The Nativity, 11 pm

Christmas Day. Eucharist with Carols, 10 am

All these services will be held in the church and anyone who wishes to attend will be made most welcome.

Food For Thought

We’re trying to post a list of the most urgently needed goods for Food For Thought, the church food bank each week. Everything donated is gratefully received, this is for the benefit of those who want to give but don’t know what to give.

This week the greatest needs are for UHT milk and toiletries, particularly toiletries for men. We regularly get requests from people wondering if we have any soap or razors because they can’t afford to buy them and have a job interview to attend where obviously they want to look smart.

Thanks to everybody who donates and is so generous with their money and their time

Service of Remembrance for those who have Died from Addiction

The annual service of remembrance for those who have died from addiction will be held in the church on Wed 12th November at 7 pm. All welcome. For further information contact Anne Dyer or Gavin Elder.


We will be holding an All Souls Day service on Monday November 3rd at 7 pm in the church. If you have any names you want remembered at this service then please add them to the sheets at the back of church.

Sunday November 9th will be our Remembrance Day Service. The service will start slightly early, at 10.50 am, so that we can perform the act of remembrance at 11 am.

The Remembrance Day Service will be followed by the church ACM in the hall. Please wait on for this after the service; we need as many as possible to ensure we are quorate and so that as many members as possible hear about the work of the church over the past year.

Licensing Service

Revd Liz O’Ryan will be licensed as our new Associate Priest on Saturday 25th October at 1 pm in St Augustine’s church. Lots of visitors will be at the service. Please come along to support Liz in this new ministry.

Autumn Glory at St Mungo’s

Looking for something a little different this week. Then why not go to St Mungo’s, Alexandria for “Autumn Glory – an evening of Flowers, Food, and Fund” on Friday 24th October. Janette Tennant will be giving a floral demonstration at 7.30 in the church hall. The cost is £5, including supper. For more information and tickets contact Pauline Dow (01389 751046).

Woolly Hat Sunday

Remember that this Sunday is the 1st ever St Augustine’s Woolly Hat Sunday.

Please bring any woolly hats, scarves or gloves that you’ve knitted to the 11 am service. All items will be collected as part of the service and will be sent off to the Mission to Seafarers to be given out to sailors in need of some warm winter items when out at sea.

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