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Knightswood St. Margaret's Church
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.
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.\r\n
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.
The summer is almost upon us. We can only hope that it is a better summer than last year. Almost all the organisations have now stopped for a period of rest and planning for next year. This of course entails a great deal of work and we wish the leaders well as they plan for the new session.
According to a Greek legend, in ancient Athens a man noticed the great storyteller Aesop playing childish games with some little boys. He laughed and jeered at Aesop, asking him why he wasted his time in such frivolous activity.
Aesop responded by picking up a bow, loosening its string, and placing it on the ground. Then he said to the critical Athenian, "Now, answer the riddle, if you can. Tell us what the unstrung bows implies."
The man looked at it for several moments but had no idea what point Aesop was trying to make. Aesop explained, "If you keep a bow always bent, it will break eventually; but if you let it go slack, it will be more fit for use when you want it."
People are also like that. That's why we all need to take time to rest. In Luke (9: 10) Jesus prescribed time off for His wearied disciples after they had returned from a prolonged period of ministry. And in the Old Testament, God set a pattern for us when He "rested from all His work" (Gen.2:3).
Shouldn't we take His example seriously? Start by setting aside a special time to relax physically and renew yourself emotionally and spiritually. You will be at your best for the Lord if you have taken time to loosen the bow.
When we go on holiday we should always remember that in this country there is bound to be a church near you where you can go and worship. Remember God does not go on holiday. Please speak to the Minister and tell him where you come from and pass on our greetings to the congregation.
Of course each Sunday there will be worship in our church and as the author of Hebrews wrote, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another”
Every Blessing to you.
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.
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