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Victoria U.F. Church

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Victoria U.F. Church Reply with quote

VICTORIA U.F. CHURCH

Began in 1852 when, with a view to forming a congregation to serve the needs of the Gorbals District, the Glasgow Free Church Building Society bought Gorbals Parish Church (in Carlton Place) then standing empty, it having been taken over by the superiors because of arrears of feu-duty (see Note 4 to Gorbals). The following year the congregation was formed, being known as East Gorbals Free Church. The building was reacquired by the Established Church in 1864 and the congregation then worshipped in John Knox church till their new building at Eglinton Toll was opened in October 1864 when they adopted the new name of Victoria Free Church. After 1900 they became Victoria United Free Church.
Church dedicated in October 1864. The church was completely destroyed by fire on 30th March 1929. The church terminated on 1st January 1930 on uniting with Crosshill (II) as Crosshill Victoria, and is now part of QUEEN’S PARK CHURCH.

The memorial and stained glass windows are now housed in Queen’s Park Church, 170 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow G42 8QZ.



TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN UNFADING MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS
OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO, IN THE GREAT WAR LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN DEFENCE OF ALL THAT CHRIST’S PEOPLE HOLD DEAR

“MY SOUL HATH THEM STILL IN REMEMBRANCE, AND IS HUMBLED IN ME”

“THEY THAT DWELL UNDER HIS SHADOW SHALL RETURN:
THEY SHALL REVIVE AS THE CORN”

The Tablet was recovered after the fire which destroyed Victoria UF Church on 30th March 1929.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Victoria U.F. Church Reply with quote




The Stained Glass Windows are boxed up in storage within Queen’s Park Church.
The above is a copy of a black and white photo of the original windows.

THEY FORSOOK ALL

R. Wallace Baxter
George Coutts
James Dunbar
James Duncan
Archibald W. Galloway
David Gibson
Robert W. Hislop
Thomas S. Lamb
George Legge
James C. McBain
R. McGeorge

THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF THE GREAT TRBULATION

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

David McGill
W.P. Mackie
David J. Munro
George S. Munro
Gerald Murphy
John Reid
David M. Ross
David Roxby
Arthur Ryrie
James D. Shanks
George F. Simpson

THEIR NAME
LET US NOT VEX WITH INHARMONIOUS

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN

Edward S. Black
Daniel Brown
Thomas R. Fraser
Matthew Goodwin
Tom F. Henderson
John Jackson
David Jardine
Archie W. Lightbody

AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

John Mackenzie
Donald Mackie
Donald Montgomery
William Montgomery
William R. Paterson
Robert L. Reid
William Whyte

Many thanks to Ronnie McCallum for providing the original photographs.

John
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