The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway
Bethany Hall. © Bill Henderson.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. © James Murray (2009).
Craigs Road Cemetery Chapel. © James Murray (2009).
A former Episcopal Chapel (1817), now a pub, stands on the corner of Buccleuch Street and Castle Street. Another view. NX 9707 7628. Both © James Murray (2009). This helpful link tells us that it was officially dedicated to St. Mary, but was invariably referred to as "the English Chapel", and that it was sold to the Wesleyans in 1862. Howard Richter's researches indicate that it continued as a Methodist Church at least until 1971. According to my edition of Pevsner (a 2002 re-print of the original 1996), this building was, at that time, roofless. This is strange, as The My Wesleyan Methodists entry says it was re-roofed in 1951. It also gives a closure date of 1981. Category A listed. As can be discerned on the photos in this entry, the building was at one time painted white - a photo showing it in in this state is available on Canmore here.
Free Church of Scotland. © James Murray (2009).
Greyfriars (Church of Scotland, and St. Bride's Anglican congregation). © Bill Henderson. Another view. © James Murray (2009). Two interior views - 1, 2, the "Queen of the South", and the High Altar, all © Revd. Andrew Crosbie. Link.
Islamic Society Mosque on Annan Road. Perhaps previously a church, can you advise? NX 990 761. © James Murray (2009). Howard Richter has advised that a study of old maps suggests that this had never been used as a church - it always seems to have been a school building. A 2018 Streetview is available here.
The former Laurieknowe Church, now in secular use. © James Murray (2009).
Lincluden Parish Church. © James Murray (2009).
North West Church (CoS). © James Murray (2009).
A solitary tower remains from St. Andrew's Pro-Cathedral, destroyed in a fire in 1961. © Rob Brettle.
St. George (CoS, built as St. George's Free Church). © James Murray (2009).
St. Teresa (R.C.). © James Murray (2009).
Salvation Army Hall. © Rob Brettle.
The former United Associate Church on Loreburn Street. James advises that it appears to be unused. © James Murray (2009). My appreciation to the Revd. Andrew Crosbie for advising that it is now used as a store for the Ewart Library.
U.R.C. © James Murray (2009).
Former church, now a gym. Can you advise the denomination? © James Murray (2009). Also thanks to the Revd. Andrew Crosbie for advising that this was previously a Presbyterian break-away Church, but is unsure of the exact denomination.
07 April 2019
© Steve Bulman