Holly Armour is working at the Baptist church as part of her religious studies at university. She hopes that the new building will help encourage more young people to give the church a chance.
"If you say there's something on in a church they just wouldn't come. Whereas if it's on in a different building like a building that's used by all of the community then hopefully that will encourage them to come along and use it.
"I'd like to see that changed in Dumfries and definitely see more people coming."
The next step is to apply for a building warrant. They hope the new church will be up in running in three years time.
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