Quartz – at St Johns Dumfries

In the building and in the wider community

Quartz uses the arts to help build a language all people can use to explore and express their personal spiritual understanding in the the public life of contemporary Scotland. We are working both within the St John’s community, and the wider community of Dumfries (and online), to build skills in #SensingSpirituality.

The Blog! Find out what’s on.

This is a sample of recent posts – click for more. Comment to contribute.

  • Christmas Tree Festival
    2024 St Johns Christmas tree festival Have you dropped in to see the Quartz tree yet? Opening Times Wednesday 6 December, 7pm – 9pm Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December, 10am to 9pm Sunday 10 December, 1.30pm to 4.00pm Please leave this field emptyKEEP IN TOUCH! The weeks news and reflections, e-mailed to … Read more
  • Angels on Queensbury Square
    Quartz Artists have been making an Angel collage, bot online and in person, on Queensbury Square. The hope is that this will encourage people to send a message to God at this time of year You can read more about it here:
  • Carol Singing
    Dumfries Christian Network are organising some carol singing, just turn up and join in! Saturday the 2nd of December 10 to 12 In the Loreburn Centre Find out more about the DCN here.
  • Letting go
    Sent in by Alison, because it made her think of themes from the November Forest Church.

For those that want to get deeper – it is also an invitation to explore the diversity of Christian traditions and contemporary practice using contemporary artistic creativity.

Please explore this site to find out more, comment, and get in touch. Join with us in sharing our thoughts and the ways in which we encounter God in everyday life.

More about Quartz…

Quartz is on a perpetual pilgrimage – looking for the face of God in friend and stranger. Receiving what is offered and giving when asked. Some activities take place within the St Johns building, others are located in community settings, or the Wordsmithcrafts Studio.

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Please explore, comment, and get in touch. Join with us in sharing our thoughts and the ways in which we encounter God in everyday life.

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