Glasgow Evangelical Church, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Glasgow Evangelical Church which is located in Cathedral Square and such is a close to both Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Necropolis.

The building dates from 1878-80 when designed by leading Glasgow architect John Honeyman who subsequently set up a partnership which employed Glasgow’s most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The building was always used for Presbyterian worship but by 1972 had become run down and was rescued by the current congregation which styles itself as Independent, Protestant and Reformed. Numbers have grown to about 200.

The church is built from blond sandstone in the Italianate-style with statues of St. Peter, St. Paul and the Evangelists. Inside is an original Forster and Andrews organ dating from 1887. 

Close by are tangible links with Protestant Presbyterianism as represented by a memorial to martyred covenanters and a statue of King William III.

The church congregation has affinity, but not formal affiliation, with the Orange Order.

King William III Statue, Cathedral Square, Glasgow.

Glasgow Evangelical Church, Scotland

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