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Historic church to be demolished unless intervention

by Cara Bentley
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A church with architectural significance will be demolished unless there is intervention after Glasgow City Council approved a building warrant application. 

Partick Baptist Church in Glasgow will be knocked down, with the local MSP calling it 'disgraceful'. 

The building in Crow Road, which dates from the 1920s, is not listed or within a conservation area so no planning permission or formal notification procedures were required.

Queen's Park Baptist Church were meeting there prior to Covid but their lease came to an end during the lockdown. 

The building is owned by the Baptist Union of Scotland. It is not known when demolition might take place or what might be done with the space. 

Labour & Co-op MSP for Glasgow Region, Paul Sweeney, said: "Disgraceful decision. Partick Baptist Church was built by Andrew Black, his last before his death in 1927. He was an influential teacher of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I'll contact @scottishbaptist to discuss support for an alternative to demolition. @QPBC would love to reopen it."

Queen's Park Baptist Church only launched their opening at the church in 2016 but haven't been meeting in full capacity for the last year and a half. 

 

Their website says: "Currently we don't have a home for our Partick campus. However we are working on finding a location to continue our presence in the West End "

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