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An ‘Arts and Crafts’ Church

John R Hume considers the gifts and beauty of a church in the east end of Glasgow.


FROM the mid-18th century areas to the east of Glasgow city centre were developed for industrial purposes, especially the mining of coal, and ironworking.

Hand-loom weaving was also introduced.

The Shettleston area was served by a ‘chapel of ease’ of the Barony from 1788, and this became the church of a parish formed in 1847. This included the villages of Parkhead, Carntyne, Millerston and Tollcross as well as Shettleston itself.

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In this month's issue: - FROM HOLY LAND TO ADVENT CENTERPIECE The journey of a Christmas crib - THE ACCIDENTAL TRAIL BLAZER The Rev Rola Sleiman, the first Christian woman minister ordained in the Middle East - SIGNPOSTS OF FAITH The Rev John Chalmers on change in the Church