St Serf's Church, Shettleston

St Serf's Church is an early 20th-century church building of the Scottish Episcopal Church, located in the Shettleston area of Glasgow.

St Serf's Church
The Church of St Serf
55°51′04″N 4°09′30″W / 55.850982°N 4.158250°W / 55.850982; -4.158250Coordinates: 55°51′04″N 4°09′30″W / 55.850982°N 4.158250°W / 55.850982; -4.158250
LocationGlasgow
CountryScotland
DenominationScottish Episcopal Church
WebsiteChurch Website
History
StatusActive
DedicationSaint Serf
Dedicated22 December 1934
Architecture
Functional statusChurch
Architect(s)Whyte and Galloway
Architectural typeChurch
Administration
ParishEast End Ministry
DioceseGlasgow and Galloway
Clergy
Bishop(s)Kevin Pearson
Priest in chargeJim Benton-Evans

HistoryEdit

The Episcopal congregation of Shettleston was founded in 1899 by the Reverend George Crane who was the Rector of St John's Church in Baillieston. By 1914, the congregation was using Eastmuir School for worship services, until 1917, when a corrugated iron building was built to serve as a mission as part of the parish of St John's in Baillieston.

The present church was built in the early 1930s and consecrated on 22 December 1934. It was built on designs by Whyte and Galloway. The mission was transferred as part of the parish of Christ Church in Bridgeton in 1941.[1] It later became a mission of St Mary's Cathedral in 1948. It became part of St John's Baillieston again in 1970, until January 1996, when St Serf's united with St John's Baillieston and St Kentigern's Dennistoun to form a united parish called East End Team Ministry.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bertie, D. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000, pp. 602–603. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. ISBN 0567087468.
  2. ^ "A History of the three Churches", East End Episcopal. Retrieved on 24 September 2020.