Holy Cross, Knightswood, is to close after 87 years of service to the surrounding community.
The final service will take place on Saturday 14th December at 3 pm with a celebration of the Eucharist followed by deconsecration of the church.
Bishop Gregor Duncan said: “I hope that as many of us as possible can come to support the people of Holy Cross and their friends as we mark the end of many years of faithful worship and service.”
On a brighter note, there will be a service of thanksgiving and re-dedication for the people and friends of Drumchapel Episcopal Church on Wednesday 11th December at 2.30pm.
The congregation have recently moved to a new home at Essenside United Reformed Church, Essenside Avenue, Drumchapel, Glasgow G15.
The service will seek both to celebrate their new home and to bid farewell to the old building. Please come along and support this event.
The Glasgow Corporation housing scheme of Knightswood was started in 1926 on land that was in the pastoral area of All Saints Church, Jordanhill.
The congregation of Holy Cross was founded in the same year under the Bishop of Glasgow’s Extension Scheme and met in a hut on the present site. The Rector of All Saints took the first services.
The present building was started in 1930. It was to have been a cruciform church but the chancel and transepts were never built. Instead, the halls were built, and after the War the plans to complete the church were abandoned. The main feature of the church is its lightness and spaciousness, there being no side aisles.
The original altar came from a Roman Catholic church in Stornoway; it was over 100 years old when it was received in 1926. The nave altar was gifted by Bishop Francis Moncreiff in 1975 in memory of his housekeeper, Mrs Janie Fraser, a member of the congregation.
The choir stalls came from St. Barnabas Church, Dennistoun when it was closed in 1983. The organ by Harrison & Harrison of Durham came from St. Luke’s Church when it was closed in 1952.