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Maryhill Parish Church is one of the largest parishes in Glasgow, formed from the union of Maryhill Old and Maryhill High in 1998. It has a population of nearly 14,000, and covers a wide area: north to south from Summerston to the River Kelvin, east to west from Lochburn Road to Acre.
Our church has recently been rebuilt in a way that has literally turned it round inside its own footprint. The focus is now on the cross - a window at the front of the church whose message speaks to people inside and outside. We are now a visible presence in the community.
We are steadily working at new ways of deepening our faith, sharing in our worship, trying to 'be there' for our community. Our building is used six days a week by many different groups; we have drop-ins for parent and toddlers, asylum-seekers, clubs for pensioners, and also clubs for the local children who do not have church connections.
Our church includes all ages, and we rejoice that we can welcome new members of a family that is always open and always growing and changing. Here is what a recent visitor had to say about the experience of spending some time with us:
I just wanted to say how glad I was to be able to attend your service yesterday and how much I enjoyed it. There was a real buzz about the place and the service was full of life and joy. Everyone was really friendly and I had several lovely conversations and met new friends.
I hope you are all feeling really positive about yourselves and the future, because I sensed that anyone coming into the congregation would feel strengthened and encouraged. You have so much warmth and enthusiasm just waiting to overflow through Maryhill.
There is full access for wheelchairs throughout the building, and the main church has an induction loop for the hard-of-hearing.
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