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Camphill Queen's Park
Camphill Queen's Park Baptist Church
20 Balvicar Drive, Camphill Queen's Park Church 01.jpg
The church in 2017
55°50′02″N 4°16′15″W / 55.833892°N 4.270859°W / 55.833892; -4.270859
Location Glasgow
Country Scotland
Denomination Baptist Church
Previous denomination Church of Scotland
Website Church Website
Status Active
Founded 1872
Functional status Parish church
Architect(s) William Leiper
Architectural type Church
Style French Gothic
Years built 1872-1876
Completed 8 October 1876
Number of spires 1

Camphill Queen's Park Baptist Church is a 19th Century church building located in the south-side of Glasgow, immediately opposite Queen's Park.

It was built in the French Gothic style, on designs by William Leiper. The church hall was built in 1873, while the church was completed by 8 October 1876. The octagonal church spire was completed in 1883.


The church was founded by members of the Queen's Park United Presbyterian Church (destroyed during WWII) of Langside Avenue, as the Camphill United Presbyterian Church. The Campill church was built to serve as a parish church of the United Presbyterian Church.

The church as seen from Queen's Park.

Upon the union with the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, the church became known as Camphill United Free Church. In 1929, when the United Free Church of Scotland united with the Church of Scotland, the church was renamed Camphill Queen's Park Church.

In 1983, the Presbytery of Glasgow formed a Basis of Association, an agreement between Strathbungo Queen's Park and Camphill Queen’s Park, that upon the retirement or resignation of either church minister, the Strathbungo Queen’s Park building would close and the congregation would unite with the Camphill parish and use the Camphill building as the parish church.

However, the agreement was amended in October 1990, deciding in favour of retaining the Strathbungo Queen's Park building instead of the Camphill building. Consequently, Camphill Queen's Park Church closed in the 1990s and was eventually sold to the Baptist Church, who already possessed Queen's Park Baptist Church in Queen's Drive.

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