Church Buildings

Rev David Young

Historic Helensburgh church to undergo £300k revamp

A historic Helensburgh church is undergoing a major restoration after being battered by wind and rain. B-listed Helensburgh Parish Church is being given a £288,000 makeover. The revamp is being funded by a £190,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, with the Colquhoun Square church itself contributing a further £100,000 from […]

St Matthew's, Perth, at night

‘Iconic’ Perth church gets £100,000 cash boost

A historic Perth church, which has been described as “iconic,” has received a funding pledge from the council of £100,000 over two financial years. Members of Perth and Kinross Council’s Perth Common Good Fund committee passed an amendment this week, when they agreed to award £50,000 to St Matthew’s Church of Scotland by the end […]

Rev Alasdair MacAulay

Children drive Easter Ross church extension

A Free Church of Scotland congregation in Easter Ross is building an extension to its existing premises in Fearn to meet demand. Tain and Fearn Free Church is running near capacity on Sundays due to the increase in children coming along to morning services — and the Hilton Hall is also insufficient for the growing […]

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Heartless thieves targeted a church Milngavie for the FOURTH time when they stole lead from the roof last week. It will cost at least £4,000 to repair the damage to the roof of St Paul’s Church on Strathblane Road after the theft on Bonfire Night (November 5). The first theft happened in February last year […]

Greyfriars Church of Scotland, Port of Spain

Protesters block ‘demolition crew’ at Greyfriars Church of Scotland

Labourers believed to be assigned the task of demolishing Greyfriars Church of Scotland on Frederick Street, Port of Spain, were confronted yesterday by protesters, mainly from the Citizens for Conservation group. Eventually, a stop order was served on contractor Rocky Garcia by City Police around lunch time to bring an end of the issue. Earlier […]

Rev Rosemary Frew

Graves to be dug up at Kirkcaldy church to save wall

Human remains will be exhumed from Fife graves as urgent work is carried out to shore up a dangerous wall. Fife Council is making a legal bid for permission to carry out the exhumation of part of historic Abbotshall Church graveyard in the centre of Kirkcaldy. The move has been deemed vital as a section […]

Parishioners prayers answered over turbine plan

Parishioners prayers answered over turbine plan

Residents of a rural Angus community have had their prayers answered over a controversial wind power development. Locogen had applied to put up a 77-metre turbine near Carmyllie’s 17th century church. Local authority planning officers had recommended the development standards committee approve the proposal but a vote found in the favour of objectors. The congregation […]

The Italian Chapel in Orkney

Worldwide response to Orkney Italian Chapel thefts

An appeal for information following the theft of religious artefacts from the famous Italian Chapel in Orkney has attracted a world-wide response. Members of the public have now helped reduce the timeline of when the thieves struck and stole three hand-carved plaques depicting the story of Christ’s journey to the cross. The theft from the […]

Greyfriars Church of Scotland, Port of Spain

National Trust criticised as Greyfriars Church of Scotland is sold for demolition

The Greyfriars Church of Scotland on Frede­rick Street, Port of Spain, has reportedly been sold to a private developer, and there is growing concern the building, which dates back to the 1800s, will be torn down. There is also anger the National Trust did not move to list the church, which would have given it […]

Archbishop Leo Cushley

Residents oppose closure of St Paul’s RC Church in Edinburgh

Hundreds of residents have joined a campaign launched to save a church threatened with closure. St Paul’s RC Church is seen as a community hub in Muirhouse, but dwindling congregations and soaring debts mean officials are keen to shut it down. The Archbishop of St 
Andrews & Edinburgh, Leo Cushley, branded the church “an unhappy […]

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