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Scotland – Renovations for Free Church congregations

June 2017

Two Free Church of Scotland (FCoS) congregations are giving thanks for completed renovations that will help them in their ministry among their communities.

Partick Free Church in Crow Road, Glasgow, recently opened their newly renovated hall facility. This is the latest in a line of renovations, led by minister Rev. Alex Cowie, who has served the congregation for the past 12 years.

Other works carried out have included a new kitchen, office and meeting rooms, as well as a worship area, all intended to modernise the building. Mission director David Meredith spoke at the official opening, where he encouraged the congregation to ‘catch the vision’ so they ‘will grow until the building is packed to capacity’.

Meanwhile, fellow FCoS congregation at Burghead Free Church are inviting people from across the wider church to join them for a service of celebration and thanksgiving on Friday 9 June, at 7.30pm. The congregation are keen to welcome those who have supported their renovation project with finance and prayer over the last year.

Just ten months after launching the project, £140,000 of refurbishments have recently been completed within the nineteenth century building. A new heating system was installed, as well as new flooring, a new doorway and refreshments kiosk. Modern audio-visual facilities were also added.

Church worker Peter Turnbull said, ‘We are delighted with how the renovations have turned out. The building is now a wonderful tool to help us share the gospel within the community, and we have been welcoming newcomers to all of our season of invitation services over the last month’.