Wellington Church, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Wellington Church which is located in the Hillhead district of Glasgow, opposite Glasgow University.

This church serves a Church of Scotland, Presbyterian congregation. The impressive exterior architecture comprises a neoclassical portico with colonnade and Corinthian columns imitating and ancient Greek temple. The church was constructed 1883-4 with the architecture reflecting the style of the United Presbyterian Church (which merged with the Church of Scotland in 1929). The architect was Thomas Lennox Watson (1850-1920).

The church had its genesis with a congregation founded in Glasgow in 1792. A church was opened in in 1828 in Wellington Street, Glasgow but this became inadequate for the growing congregation, a development¬†which led to the construction of a new church (above) at Hillhead albeit retaining link with the past via the¬† ‘Wellington’ name.

The church maintains close links with the University opposite.

Wellington Church, Glasgow

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