Parkhead Congragational Church

Parkhead Congregational Church : Sited at 49 Westmuir Street, built in 1879 to a design by Robert Baldie.

Parkhead Congregational Church : Sited at 49 Westmuir Street, built in 1879 to a design by Robert Baldie.

March, 1863, when some twenty scholars and three teachers met for the first time in the old Beaming Room in “Shinty Ha to form a Sunday school that would later become the Parkhead Congragational Church.

At that time Parkhead was a village consisting largely of weavers’ shops and separated from the city by long stretches of green fields.  Its population would number about five thousand.

The nearest churches were at Tollcross on one side and Whitevale on the other. The Congregational Church, meeting then in Dovehill, resolved to commence Sabbath School work in Parkhead.  So on the first Sabbath of March 1863, the Sabbath School opened”.

In 1879 the present church in Westmuir Street was built and there the scholars found a home. In 1925 the church was renovated ,the minister at the time was Rev Henry Wallace. I would like to thank Rev Jack Graham  for his help on the site.