A landmark 50th anniversary celebration of the Church of Scotland has been held in the city of Glasgow as the country celebrates its place as one of the world’s leading Protestant churches.
The anniversary is being celebrated with a procession through the streets of Glasgow on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, with hundreds of thousands of people attending church services in the hours before the bells are set to ring.
“This is the largest event in the history of the church,” said Reverend David Ward, president of the Scottish Church in History and Education (SCIFE).
“We’ve got a very significant milestone.
It’s a huge occasion.”
We’ll be looking at the history and the significance of the founding of the Glasgow Church in history, the fact that the church has been here for a long time, and we will also be looking through the lens of the life and legacy of St George and St George’s.
“The event is a chance for people to come together and celebrate and celebrate the history.”
Church members from all over the world were expected to attend the celebrations, with a number of prominent figures from the Church in America – where St George was born – also attending.
The event will mark the 50th year of the institution, with its founding event marking the first anniversary of its foundation in the early 20th century.
“When I was a young man, it was a big deal to be a part of this,” said Mark Balfour, who led the event in Glasgow.
“It was a very special event.
It was a time when we were going to be able to be proud of the fact the Church was founded here.”
Now, I’m just hoping that people take the time to sit and enjoy the events and to be very mindful of the events that have occurred over the years.
“St George’s Church of Glasgow, Edinburgh, was founded in 1882 by Reverend William Gordon and the Reverend John Molloy.
The Church of St Gernans was founded as the St George Parish Church in 1867.
The church has an annual turnover of more than £400,000, with the majority of its funding coming from grants from the National Trust for Scotland.
In recent years, the church’s growth has been boosted by the growing number of converts from other denominations.
In 2018, the number of worshippers grew to around 300,000 and the number that attend services has grown to more than 1.2 million.