Our journey

How it all began

We began in the Tolbooth Mission, a sanctuary for homeless men and women on Sunday 27th October 1985.  The mission was located only a few minutes stroll from the buzz of the city centre with its shops, cafes and universities.

Soon we had to re-locate and over the next two years we met in a variety of hired halls. Finally we moved into the almost derelict Govan South Town Hall on one of the most run-down areas of the city.

For years we re-built the Town Hall while planting many new congregations around the city.

Tragedy struck on the 5th of August 2002 when workmen, repairing our roof, accidentally caused a fire that totally destroyed our magnificent building.  The local congregation was quickly scattered while we closed down all but one of our outreach congregations.

In October 2005 we moved back to Govan and our new building with only eighty people, including children, present.  We have grown steadily since then and are becoming once again a significant presence in our city.

Today our emphasis has changed from planting new churches to building a city church reaching out and embracing the city with the love of God and with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Glasgow’s ancient city motto is our daily prayer:  “Lord, let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of your Word and the praising of your name. Amen.”