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Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church Reply with quote

Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church, Waterfoot Road, Newton Mearns, G77 5RE

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OS Grid Ref: NS 552553



The roots of this church go back to 1864 when the original Maxwell Church was founded. Located in Pollok Street on the south side of Glasgow, it had to be closed in 1970 to make way for the Kingston Bridge, part of the M8 motorway crossing the river Clyde.
The congregation were “transported” to Newton Mearns where services in the Castle began in June 1970. www.maxwellmearns.org.uk


The original Maxwell Church in Pollock Street, Glasgow

There were two war memorial plaques and one large memorial stained glass window in the original church. During demolition of the old church and the building of the new church these items were put in storage. Unfortunately the WW1 plaque and the stained glass window were “lost”. The only records of these items are black and white photographs that exist in a booklet called “The Maxwell Story”. I have permission to reproduce them here.




The WW1 tablet is inscribed as follows:

1914 – 1919

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MAXWELL
WHO IN THE GREAT WAR GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY AND IN THE CAUSE OF
LIBERTY HUMANITY AND FAITH

Andrew McP. Anderson
Thomas K. Anderson
Thomas C. Bain
William Bain
William H. Baird
Archibald Beith
Harry Brown
James Brown
John Browning
Charles N. Byth
John Byth
Colin Campbell
James Cochrane
William Depo
Samuel A. Doig
William T. Douglas
Peter Downie
William Dudgeon
William Edgar
James L. Farquhar
George Ferguson
Charles R. Forbes
Joseph Forrest
James Fulton
James S. Graham
Thomas C. Halbert
George C. Hamilton
John Hendrie
Colin Holden
Andrew Kay
John Kippen
William McC. Laing
John B. Lochhead
Andrew H. Lorimer
James C. Maxwell
Thomas m. Miller
Hugh Mitchell
Robert M. Morgan
Alexander Munro
Duncan MacCallum
Thomas McComb
Andrew L. Macdonald
James MacGregor
Archibald McGregor
John McKechnie
John H. McLean
Donald McLean
Ian MacPherson
Hugh S. Ninian
John Paton
Peter Purdie
John R. Rae
David M. Ritchie
Thomas W. Ritchie
Allan J. Robertson
James Robertson
John Russell
Andrew L. Scott
Hugh C. Sillars
Douglas J. Small
Andrew Stewart
Alexander Thompson
David Turnbull
James C. Watson
Charles Weir
Peter Weir
Arthur C. Will

THIS TABLET TOGETHER WITH THE STAINED GLASS OF THE EAST WINDOW
OF THIS CHURCH IS DEDICATED BY THE CONGREGATION
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church Reply with quote



The WW2 Memorial Plaque is inscribed as follows:

1939 – 1945
ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Thomas Ballantyne
Archibald F. Bremner
James Chambers
William Chambers
Alexander C. Dow
Oliphant Kerr
Robert Kerr
James S. MacDonald
Malcolm MacLean
Robert O’Neill
Alexander C. Paton
David Smart
Gordon S. Stewart
Robert E. Thomson
Matthew Wilkinson

Many thanks to Robin Russell, Church Property Convener, for allowing access to the church and castle.

John Houston
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