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Cardonald Parish Church
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55°50′44″N 4°21′21″W / 55.845576°N 4.355841°W / 55.845576; -4.355841
Location Glasgow
Country Scotland
Denomination Church of Scotland
Website Church Website
Status Active
Founded 26 January 1887 (1887-01-26)
Dedicated 17 February 1889
Functional status Parish church
Architect(s) Peter Macgregor Chalmers
Architectural type Church
Style English Gothic
Years built 1887-1889
Parish Cardonald
Presbytery Presbytery of Glasgow

Cardonald Parish Church is a 19th century Parish church of the Church of Scotland, located in the Cardonald area of Glasgow.

History of the Congregation

The congregation was established on 26 January 1887, with a meeting held in a school room in Cardonald. In 1889 a Minister was appointed to minister to the congregation, while on 14 July 1890, the parish of Cardonald was created, after it was disjoined from the parish of Paisley and Govan. Initially the parish was part of the Presbytery of Paisley, however, in 1929, Cardonald Parish Church was transferred to the Presbytery of Glasgow.

History of the Church Building

The church was built in the early English Gothic style, designed by Peter Macgregor Chalmers. It was built between 1887 and 1889, using Ballochmyle red sandstone. The church was dedicated on dedicated on 17 February 1889. The west gable was added in 1899, while the east gable, including the extension of the chancel, was built in 1925. The church halls were built in 1940.

Interior of the Church

The chancel includes an alabaster and stone pulpit, the work of Jackson Brown & Co. there is also an oak communion table, reading desk and elders’ benches. The north wall screen was designed by Ross & Manson. A number of stained glass windows can also be found, notably the three-light chancel window by J & W Guthrie, a series of six windows by Sadie McLellan, and a Millennium window by Roland Mitton.

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