The Vision

We would love our building to reflect the life and light we find through Jesus.

It’s a project of renewal because although the building itself is tired, it is filled with a growing and vibrant worshipping community.

We see a welcoming place that puts a sense of community at the heart of our building.

We see a dynamic place that fosters worship, prayer, learning and offers a unique venue for all sorts of occasions.

We see a creative place that celebrates, cultivates and releases the creative potential in everyone.

We see a connected place which re-establishes our sense of place at street level in a unique part of Glasgow.

 

We would love our space to especially connect us with anyone who finds themselves marginalised in the city. As we step into this vision we believe we will see our greatest dream come alive, which is to see our city filled with light and hope, through the presence of a passionate people, committed to serving this city and world.

 

Watch the video for more about the vision behind this project, and click the links below to get involved.

 

The Timeline

  • 1829

    The Beginning

  • The Beginning

    March 1, 1829

    James Patterson and a few others starting meeting together in the city centre of Glasgow
  • 1833

    Hope Street

  • Hope Street

    June 13, 1833
    new building for this growing congregation was built on Hope Street
  • 1877

    Adelaide Place

  • Adelaide Place

    January 14, 1877
    Having outgrown the building in Hope Street, a new building on the corner of Bath Street and Pitt Street, designed by T.L. Watson, was built and opened.
  • 1995

    A Church That Stayed

  • A Church That Stayed

    January 8, 1995
    Faced with significant repairs to the building, the church decided to remain faithful to the call of God to stay in the city centre building. Essential work was carried out, and a Nursery and Guesthouse opened in part of the building.
  • 2017

    Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 1

  • Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 1

    July 4, 2017

    A vision for a place which is connected, dynamic, welcoming and creative.

    • Phase 1 (A/V installation and essential building repairs) complete.
    • Phase 2 (refurbishment and renovation of former guesthouse to church staff base and meeting / multi-purpose rooms) underway.
     
  • 2018

    Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 2

  • Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 2

    October 13, 2018

    A vision for a place which is connected, dynamic, welcoming and creative.

    • Planned completion of Phase 2: refurbishment and renovation of former guesthouse to become church staff base and meeting / multi-purpose rooms.
    • Finalising plans for Phase 3
     
  • 2019

    Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 3

  • Light of Renewal Renovation Project: Phase 3

    September 13, 2019
    Plans in place to renovate Auditorium and welcome areas in summer 2019 to enable vision to be realised

The Response

Pray! We would love for you to join with us in praying for God to bring about His Kingdom through our building. That many would come to experience and know the love of God, through a space which is inviting, connected, creative and dynamic.

 

If you would also like to give a one-off gift or set up regular giving for this project, please click the link below and reference ‘Light of Renewal’. You can also contact the finance team for more information. Thank you!