Paul Sweeney MSP urges Partick Baptist Church in Glasgow to reconsider

A HISTORIC church is set to be demolished after Glasgow City Council approved a building warrant application. 

The former Partick Baptist Church on Crow Road will be knocked down. 
Unknown developers lodged plans with the council last month which have now been granted.

The red sandstone church was built in 1927 by architect Andrew Black who influenced much of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work.

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It was not a listed building or in an area of conservation.

It is not in addition clear if there are plans for the site.

Throughout the pandemic, it has operated as a West End branch for the Queen’s Park Baptist Church.

Glasgow MSP Paul Sweeney said he will urge the Baptist Church to look at alternatives to demolition. He said: “This is a disgraceful decision. Partick Baptist Church was built by Andrew Black, his last before his death in 1927.

“He was an influential teacher of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I’ll contact the church to discuss sustain for an different to demolition. 

“Queen’s Park would love to reopen it.”

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