Cardonald Parish Church facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCardonald Parish Church
|Denomination||Church of Scotland|
|Founded||26 January 1887|
|Dedicated||17 February 1889|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Architect(s)||Peter Macgregor Chalmers|
|Presbytery||Presbytery of Glasgow|
|Designated:||17 February 1992|
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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