Location and Community Context
Grampian Way, Bearsden
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Modern church built as a mission to the expanding population of Bearsden. The congregation has strong community links and as a flexible building is used for a range of activities and groups throughout the week. Congregational growth and community engagement developed a need for extension of the sanctuary , improved access and re-organisation of hall spaces. The original church started as a mission to an area of new housing with a hall for community use and occasional worship. By 1993 the congregation had established themselves and built a church and halls. The continued congregational growth and community action has meant the building with sanctuary, three halls and meeting rooms was at bursting point by 2012. All spaces in the building are flexible in use but in particular, regular Sunday worship of 250 people was not possible to accommodate without seating in the foyer. The extension has provided a new transept to accommodate the chancel and stage area, an enlarged entrance and office and interior alteration of kitchen and meeting rooms. Running costs of a well used building are of concern and benefitting form it’s location, solar panels have been fitted to the roof to meet electricity needs.