OUR BUILDINGS` STORY
“one more step along the way”
Govan & Linthouse Parish Church is a union of three congregations, Govan Old, New Govan and Linthouse Church, the union having been agreed by the three congregations in 2008 and at the time of the union, with each congregation being responsible for that congregation`s building, a decision was reached by Glasgow Presbytery and the congregations that New Govan Church at 796 Govan Road should be the building which would serve the united congregation in future years.
Govan Old is now owned by a Heritage Trust and plays host to the Govan Stones ( see http://www.thegovanstones.org.uk/ )while Linthouse Church in Skipness Drive serves as the current home of the people of Govan & Linthouse Church pending the completion of the refurbishment works at New Govan which have been ongoing in various forms since 2012 when our then minister the the late Rev. Dr. Moyna McGlynn signed a contract on behalf of the congregation with our conservation architects Page & Park for a staged refurbishment of the New Govan building. This building lies at the heart of Govan beside the new transport hub and refurbished public realm space at Water Row and close by the proposed landing point for the new pedestrian bridge across the Clyde.
There are stories here out of our buildings` journey, stories of perseverance, of upset and recovery, of leadership and of a simple determination to provide a space at Govan Cross where the congregation can serve the distinctive community which is Govan