Interfaith Information

A Multicultural and Multi Faith Region


There are people from many different countries living and working in Dumfries and Annan. Some have lived here for many years and have contributed to the economic, social and cultural development of the region.


To create more friendly and welcoming communities there are several helpful groups:



Dumfries and Galloway Interfaith Group

The Interfaith group provides opportunity for people from different religions and beliefs to meet with one another and discuss topics that matter to all people. These help to develop bonds of friendship and create peaceful communities.


We also run interfaith workshops in schools and encourage young people to learn about other cultures and religions and to discuss the common links between all of us.

Our main events include celebration of the Ineternational Women’s Day in March,  International Day of Peace in September, The Interfiath Week in November and participation in local events and other major events in the Interfaith calendar.

For information and involevment ininterfaith activities please contact:

Venus Carew, Phone 07796893500 or email

For general information about interfaith, publications and events please access Interfatih Scotland website:


Local faith groups


There are several faith groups that meet regularly in Dumfries, Annan and further affield:


Dumfries Islamic Society

243 Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3HB      Phone:07817906969

Prayer meeting Friday lunch time

For information about other events held at the mosque contact Mr Muhammad Usman mobile number: 07817906969

You can find more information on Islam and working with those from Islamic background on Muslim Council of Scotland

Or Interfaith Scotland



Dumfries Northwest Church of Scotland

Lochside Road, Dumfries DG2 0DZ, Phone 01387 249964

Sunday services at 11 am.

They offer a free meal every day, Monday to Friday at 16:30 and food parcels on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00.

For information about other regular community events please access their website:


St. Andrew’s Parish Church of Scotland

Bank Street, Annan, DG12 6AA, Telephone  01461 202626

Sunday Service at St. Andrew’s  11.15am

Range of family activities throughout the week. For further detials access the website:


Dumfries Quaker Group  

Meets on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays of the month, at 10.30 am at the Cumberland Street Day Centre, Dumfries

Phone Jan Lethbridge, 01387 860 319,    Email:


Dumfries Baha’i Faith Community

Meets 2.30 pm Sundays in Georgetown, Dumfries

Peacemaker club for children, Saturdays in Georgetown

Phone Venus Carew 07796893500 or email venus.carew@gmail.


Samyling Buddist Monestry

Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir DG13 0QL

Range of activities and events.

Further detials from their website


Allanton Peace Santuary

The World Peace Prayer Society, Auldgirth

Dumfries, DG2 0RY

Range of activities including woodland walk and an annual flag ceremony

Further detials from their website:



Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association (DGMA)


The aim of the group is “to welcome and integrate people from all around the world to scottish society and make everyone aware of the benefits of diverse cultures living together”.

DGMA is open to everyone from any ethnic, religious and cultural background as well as individuals keen to promote greater inclusivity and understanding.

DGMA works to prevent discrimination and to make everyone aware of the benefits of diversity of faith and culture in Dumfries and Galloway.

Services offered include:

  • English language classess
  • Children and Youth group
  • International women’s group
  • Community shop
  • Translation and interpretation


DGMA, Multicultural Centre, Holywood Building, Dumfries DG1 2PH

Tel:  01387 254624, Email: or website:


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