Cross designed almost 60 years ago finally installed at East Kilbride church

A cross based on a long-lost design has finally been installed at an architecturally-renowned East Kilbride church.

St Bride’s RC Church has recently undergone a £2 million refurbishment – now a cross, the idea for which was conceived 60 years ago, has finally been installed.

The church is one of only 42 post-war buildings in Scotland to be listed at Category A.

While repair work was being carried out, staff liaising with the conservation architect Paul Stallan uncovered a contemporary drawing from the archive of the original architects for a cross.

Father Rafal Sobieszuk told the East Kilbride News: “The original drawings showed a design for a cross sitting in a notch on the parapet of the east wall of the church. The notch was put in place but the cross was never built.

“Parishioners were consulted and it was agreed to install a Corten Steel cross, resembling the original design, in its intended location.”

• Full story at the East Kilbride News.

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