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Welcome to
Knightswood St. Margaret's Church
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11: 25 - 26
 

We are a warm and welcoming congregation in the west end of Glasgow. We are part of the Church of Scotland, in the Presbytery of Glasgow. We have been at the heart of Knightswood Community since December 1925. Knightswood St. Margaret's can be seen from all around, sitting proudly at Knightswood Cross.

We invite you to browse our website and join us for worship. Whether you are visiting or beginning to reside here, we will welcome you most warmly.

Join Us for Worship

We have plasma screens to project the words of the hymns but if you prefer to use a hymn book please ask for one at the door.

Worship is evangelical in content. We use the New International Version of the Bible and the page number of the church Bible is read out so that you can follow it. Bibles are available at each of the doors and the hymnbook we use is CH4. Tea and coffee will be served in the large hall after worship.

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There is a crèche for babies and toddlers under thee, and Sunday School for children from four years upwards. Pram and disabled access is available through the choir door at the front of the church. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to speak to the office bearers at the door.

From the Manse
Rev. Sandy Fraser
 
 

Dear Friends,

Christmas is a very special time for everyone. In the church we very much celebrate the fact that this is when we remember that Jesus was born into the world. He came to be the way to the Father, God. This was a truly world changing event. Almost all over the world people will celebrate Christmas.

Take the year 1809. The international scene was tumultuous. Napoleon was sweeping through Austria; blood was flowing freely. Nobody then cared about babies. But the world was overlooking some very significant births.

For example, William Gladstone was born that year. He was destined to become one of England's finest statesman. That same year, Alfred Tennyson was born to an obscure minister and his wife. The child would one day greatly affect the literary world in a marked manner. On the American continent, Oliver Wendell Holmes was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. And not far away in Boston, Edgar Allan Poe began his eventful, albeit tragic, life. It was also in that same year that a Doctor named Darwin and his wife named their child Charles Robert, who went on and expounded the theory of evolution. And that same year produced the cries of a newborn infant in a rugged log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. The baby's name? Abraham Lincoln.

If there had been news broadcasts at that time, I'm certain these words would have been heard: "The destiny of the world is being shaped on an Austrian battlefield today." But history was actually being shaped in the cradles of England and America. Similarly, everyone thought taxation was the big news - when Jesus was born. But a young Jewish woman cradled the biggest news of all: the birth of the Saviour.

I came across this paragraph which sums up the message of Christmas the source is unknown.

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator; If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist; If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist; If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer; But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour.

Come along and celebrate this great event with us and find the real Christmas about a Saviour.

Blessings on you all

Sandy Fraser

Minister.

 

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE.

 

This year we are going to have a Carol Service on Sunday 17th. December at 6.30pm. We hope this is going to be a very meaningful and joyful service. We are going to have carols and readings and a talk on what one of the characters in the whole story might had said were they with us.

At the end we are going to have coffee/tea and mince pies in hall. Do make a special effort to come to a special service. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

      “Glory to God in the highest,

       and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

WORSHIP

17th. December 11am                          Christmas Family service

24th. December 11am                          Christmas Medley

24th. December 11.30pm                     Watchnight service

31st. December 11am                          Looking bac – looking forward

7th. January  11am                              What lies ahead

Tour the Church

The congregation of Knightswood St Margaret's was formed in 1925 from those living in the new housing area of Knightswood and worship took place in what is now called the 'small hall' which, from the beginning was a scene of unceasing activity of Sunday School, Girl Guides and Boys' Brigade as well as organisations for adults such as the Woman's Guild.

In 1928, the first steps were taken towards the building of the church as we know it today and the members were much involved in fund raising, e.g. garden fetes, and the 'St Margaret's Market' took place.

On 5th May, 1931, the children of the congregation (for a small sum) were allowed to lay a brick and thus have their place, literally, in the building of the church. The architect of the building was Sir Robert Lorimer, who, unfortunately died in 1929 and so this church remains as one of the last examples of his very distinguished work. The sanctuary of Knightswood St Margaret's Church was dedicated on 2nd April, 1932.

In May, 1982 a union took place between the congregations of St Margaret's and Netherton: St Matthew's, this building becoming the place of worship for the new charge of Knightswood St Margaret's Parish Church.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Contact Us

We are delighted you have looked at our site. If you would like to contact us, please use the form on the Contact page, or you can send mail to our postal address below.

 

Knightswood St. Margaret's Church
2000 Great Western Road,
Glasgow G13 2HA

Tel. (+44/0) 141 959 7075

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