Joined: 04 Dec 2009
Location: East Kilbride
|Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:30 pm Post subject: Blantyre Livingstone Memorial Parish Church
|Livingstone Memorial Church, 286 Glasgow Road, Blantyre G72 9DB
OS Grid Ref: NS 687578
The church’s roots grew from humble beginnings in 1876, when ‘kitchen gospel meetings’ were held in various homes in the town. In 1876 the gospel meetings’ moved from homes to shop premises located in Stonefield Road. In 1880 steps were taken to erect a permanent building and architects were appointed.
1913 - Statue of David Livingstone, situated in a recess at the front of the Church was unveiled by Mrs Livingstone Wilson, the daughter of David Livingstone.
THIS STATUE ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MEMORY OF
DAVID LIVINGSTONE BORN 19TH MARCH 1813 AT BLANTYRE
DIED 4TH MAY 1873 AT CHITAMBO-ILALA AFRICA
UNVEILED BY HIS DAUGHTER MRS LIVINGSTONE WILSON 15TH MARCH 1913.
1914 – 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN REVERENT
MEMORY OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH THE
LIVINGSTONE MEMORIAL U.F. CHURCH WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR
ALSO IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
OF THOSE WHO SERVED
“HONOUR ALL MEN
LOVE THE BROTHERHOO
HONOUR THE KING”
PETER 11 XV11
1914 – 1919
Donald McI. McCall
John H. Smith
David A. Stewart
Daniel A. Taylor
Many thanks to Rev. Fiona Wilson BD (Min) for allowing me access to her church.