Welcome to
St Andrew's and
St Columba's

Roman Catholic Parishes in Dumfries and Annan

Welcome to the website of the Roman Catholic churches of St Andrew’s, Dumfries and St Columba’s, Annan. Our parish priest is Fr Gerald Donnelly. The communities of St Andrew’s and St Columba’s warmly welcome new parishioners and visitors to our churches.

In this website you will find details of our services, parish life and ways to get involved.

Mass times can be found here too but on occasion these may be subject to change, so keep an eye on the weekly bulletin for more information.

Regular Mass times

St Andrew’s

Saturday Vigil  6pm | Sunday 10am. 

Weekday Masses; Wednesday 10am

Friday 10am and every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 10am


St Columba’s

Sunday at 12noon | Tuesday at 10am | Thursday at 7pm 

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Get involved and be part of Parish life

There is a lot going on in our parish and community that supports the mission of the Church, our liturgy, music, and the upkeep of our surroundings and general fabric of the churches, halls and other buildings.

We are always on the look out for volunteers to get involved. If you have a talent that you would like to put to good use, an interest or knowledge you would like to share then we’d love to hear from you.

Use the get in touch button below or speak with one of the pass keepers at Mass who will be able to point you in the right direction.

A full list of the groups that make up our parishes can be found by using the button below

Welcome to new parish members

We invite you to register your name and address to enhance our pastoral care.


Find out more about becoming a reader and find the quarterly Rotas here.

Eucharistic Ministry

Find out more about becoming a Eucharistic Minister and find the quarterly Rotas here.

Parish Pastoral Council

Find news from the Pastoral Parish Council and about how to get involved with the pastoral life of our parishes

Sunday Morning Coffee

A time to socialise after Mass on Sundays, all served up with tea, coffee, cake and even bacon butties.

Cleaning Team

The Church cleaning team meet on Wednesday, and the hall is always on the look out for more helpers to keep it smart and ready for action.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers


Please consider helping by becoming a minister of the Word. Readers are required at all masses and this is a great opportunity to contribute to the work of the parish. We would welcome help and involvement from younger parishioners. At the weekend masses the bidding prayers are often read by younger parishioners. This is very much appreciated and is a great way to start getting involved.

Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic ministers help to distribute Communion at Masses in the parish. We would always welcome new volunteers to undertake this essential ministry.

If you think you could help contribute to parish life by being a reader or a Eucharistic minister, please contact Fr Gerald or Rebecca Crosbie or Mary Buckley or use the form that is displayed on the noticeboard at the back of the church and they will be in touch.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) consists of parishioners whose concern is the pastoral life of the parish community. It overlaps with other aspects of parish life, namely the Fabric and Finance Committee and the Liturgy Group which are sub committees of the PPC. The overall remit of the PPC is how we live out our life as a Community of Faith. It covers the worshipping life of the Parish, the social life of the parish community, the administrative life of the parish, also the Mission life of the parish, how we welcome those into the parish, informally, as Welcomers and Passkeepers and formally through the Sacraments of Initiation, Reconciliation and Marriage. Membership of the PPC is via proposal and acceptance of candidates at the PPC AGM. The PPC meets regularly throughout the year. The PPC is also concerned with the wider Church, how we as parishes relate to the Deanery, Diocese and Church in the world.

Sunday Coffee after Mass

Our Sunday Coffee sessions after Mass are a good way to get together with other parishioners whom you may not otherwise see throughout the week. Teams of volunteer parishioners provide this service each having their own style of fare on offer, from cake to bacon butties and even Carol’s famous meringues. If you would like to get involved or form a team then let us know via the Get in Touch button or speak with one of the teams on a Sunday.

Cleaning Team

The church is cleaned fortnightly with the odd ‘big clean’ for special occasions. There are two teams of volunteers alternating the fortnightly clean so each team only cleans once a month. If you would like to get involved contact the parish secretary. You can use the Get in touch link to send your enquiry.

New to the Parish

If you are new to the parish of St Andrew’s or St Columba’s, we invite you to register yourself with the parish office. This will help to keep parish records up to date and enable you to become part of the parish communities. You can do so via the Get in Touch button which will send an email to the parish secretary who will acknowledge you. 

St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international organisation of Catholic lay people who together provide help and support to the needy. This help and assistance may be financial or simply the giving of member’s time to a lonely parishioner or even picking up the groceries for someone less able to do it themselves.