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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.
As I write this the snow has fallen and fallen. Many people have been unable to get out and about because of it. Nothing has been happening in the church but that is just one of those things.
Easter is almost upon us. It is the time when we remind ourselves of the glorious good news of Jesus dying for us and rising from the dead for us. It really is an incredible action. That Jesus went willingly to suffer in such a way then to give up His life that I might have life eternal!
As I begin to think on a theme for the worship I am going to try and do it through the eyes of some of those who were there. This year I thought I would do it from the point of view of maybe some of the people who might have been there. Maybe a boy followed the disciples and went down the hill with them. What might have been his thoughts? Remember when they arrested Jesus, Peter took a sword and cut off the ear of Malchus. What might his thoughts have been? What might have the repentant have said if he could told us? If Judas could have made one last speech to the disciples what might he have said?
But as I have thought about the above I wonder you think of Easter?
For some people it is a nice little story and it means we can get Easter eggs. Maybe a time with the family? But no more than that!
Some may look at the incident seriously and come to the conclusion that Jesus may have died on the cross because He was causing too much trouble but as for rising again???? If he was put in a tomb he couldn’t have been dead!
Some may look at the story and not come to any conclusion because they are not convinced either way.
Some will take the whole incident to heart and believe it.
There is a story told of a Muslim who became a Christian in Africa. "Some of his friends asked him, 'Why have you become a Christian?' He answered, 'Well, its like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn't know which way to go, and there at the fork in the road were two men, one dead and one alive--which one would you ask which way to go?'"
What do you believe?
May God bless each one of you this Easter and find the story true in your heart
Listed below are the services for Easter. We do hope that you will be able to get along to them.
11th. March 1 Timothy 5: 17 - 6: 2
18th. March 1 Timothy 6: 3 - 10
25th. March Palm Sunday 11am
29th. March Maunday Thursday Communion 6.30pm.
30th. March Good Friday 6.30pm.
1st. April Easter Sunday 11am.
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