St. Silas On-line Archive

The idea of this section of the web site is to have a place to record what goes on in the life of the church. It is also about as close as we get to looking at the ancient history of the church as the focus of the web site is fixed on what God is doing now! As always suggestions (and old photos) welcome!

All Age service with the children joining in the Christmas story
Carols by Candlelight
A Surprise for David's 40th
Baptisim and Confirmation service - we hired a birthing pool for the first time
Women for Women
Learning to Listen Course
Family Fun Night - Treasure Island
Fair Trade Breakfast
Joint City Wide Celebration at St Columba's
Women for Women (the first of these types of meeting)
Easter Weekend
Last "River"
St Silas Weekend Away


Hogmanay Ceilidh
Carols by Candlelight
On The Move a free BBQ initiative, outreach, food and fun. Right on the door step of St Silas church.
Mega Quest
Painting a Room for Powerhouse
On The Move - a free BBQ on the corner of Byers Road, first time we did this.
Outdoors Baptism Service
Easter Weekend Prayer Vigil
St Silas Weekend Away


Hogmanay Ceilidh
Children's Christmas Service
Diversion was three weeks of various events, ranging from the profound to the ridiculous.
Outdoors Baptism Service
Visit from Rt Rev Derek Kamukwamba from the Diocese of Central Zambia
Crossover - Members of St Silas went to Crossover as delegates, as performers and team so I thought it worth including some photos...
After around seven years two of the Youth Fellowship Leaders moved on.
Contagious Christianity Course - Many members of the church took part in this course which aims to help people to share their faith in a relevant way.

Cali Pastors
An uplifting visit from a group of Pastors from the city of Cali Columbia where they shared how God has been transforming their community, and how He might do this in Glasgow.

Easter Weekend
St Silas Weekend Away
The Dais moves and a new Noticeboard is created
The Winter Walking Weekend
The River - this new monthly worship event started in January 2001.


Carols by Candlelight
Youth Fellowship Weekend Away at Badenoch Christian Centre near Avimore.
Baptism Service - this was the first time that we did this on the grass outside the hall.
YF went to Crossover Christian Festival
YF decorate the 'old kitchen' - for some time thereafter called 'The Purple Room'
St Silas Weekend Away


Cornerstone - a mini arts festival held over one weekend in November
The New Kitchen was installed
Jubilee 2000 Edinburgh Demo
St Silas Weekend Away (not many photos of this one)
Hogmanay Ceilidh
Carols by Candlelight
Baptism Service at / in Loch Ard
Central heating system installed in church making it a much more welcoming place.
Interior of church was re-decorated
While the church was re-roofed we met in one of the lecture theatres of Glasgow University each week.

The Dais was also installed around now.

Pews were replaced by chairs
Start of re-ordering - Stone Cleaning
The Church was B-listed by Historic Scotland, category B is described as "Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered."
Last service in Hayburn Street Mission (Partick)
"After the War the number of members of the Mission Church diminished to a tragic degree. Inherent in such a situation was the loss of the Mission income, so that, sadly, it was resolved to sell the Church. The last services were held on 21st June, 1951. Happily, a large proportion of the congregation were able to transfer their membership to the mother church of St. Silas."
Hayburn Street Mission (Partick) found it necessary to increase its facilities by building a Hall in Ardery Street Partick."


Mission Church and Sunday School in Hayburn Street, Partick, established. old sketch of church
Church Hall was erected at a cost of £570.
The Organ, which at first stood close to the chancel (current location of the kitchen), was moved to the gallery.
St Silas Church was opened for Divine Worship on the morning of 20th November, 1864 by the Rev. Canon Savage, Vicar of Nuneaton and an Honorary Canon of Worcester.
The first incumbent was the Rev. Walter T Turnpin of Dublin

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