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  Church House, Boden Street , Bridgeton           Page 1  [Page 2]


London Road East Church in Boden St. was built for the Free Church and joined the Church of Scotland in 1929. It
was terminated by dissolution in 1941 and shortly afterwards the building was made available to
St Francis-in-the-East for use as a Church House.
Since 1942, Church House in Boden Street, attached to St. Francis-in-the-east Church of Scotland has been reaching out to children and young people of the Inner East End of Glasgow, some from difficult backgrounds, helping them to find fullness of life, physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and interpersonally in, at the time, one of the most deprived areas in Western Europe. It is probably the longest established facility of its kind in Scotland.   

Photo taken of Church House before the renovation:-

The church building, which used to be the old London Road East Church which was next to the 
Bethany Congregational,
was made available to St Francis-in-the-East for use as a Church House and is probably the longest established facility of its kind in Scotland.

No longer in Boden Street.....
Church House                                    

Bridgeton, St. Francis in the East
22 Queen Mary Street
G40 3BB
Phone: +44 (0)141 554 8045
Website :

The church house is always looking for help and would welcome volunteers or donations.

Old Bethany Hall 
in Bernard Street


Church House Diamond Jubilee
Saturday 16th November 2002 open day til 4.00pm
Sunday 17th November 2002 Thanksgiving service 12.30 pm

(See E-mail below).  
Extract from e-mail Oct 2002, Rev.Howard Hudson   (Church minister)
"We are holding a Diamond Jubilee Weekend at Church House to celebrate 60 years of Church House. 
 On Saturday, 16th November from 10 am till 4 pm we will be holding an Open Day at Church House for anyone who wants to come and see it, starting at 10 am with Rev John Miller officially opening, our new computers and games consoles zone. 
Then on Sunday, 17th November we will be holding a special Thanksgiving Service for 60 years of Church House at 12.30 pm in the 5-a-side football area at which the Dalmarnock Primary School Choir will be singing."
Extract from guestbook May 2005, James Stewart (Chas), Norfolk, England (age 57)
A great website this..I used to play fitbah for the under 15teens at Church House BODEN ST .in 1961 an' 1962 The great man in charge and sometmes in control of us wild boys was the REV.JOHN.G.WEBSTER. Some o ma pals were Tam Clark/ Billy Mclaren/ Tam Maitland/ Big John Flynn/ Peter Clark/ Tam Macamly/Andy Woodburn/ An we aw hid great times at the church hoose club kept us af the sreets fur a wee while. Well dun Wull keep it gon,  cheers.

Many churches support Church House .........

Aug 2009, Chris Cowpe, Fairlie (a village south of Largs)
I am editor of Fairlie Parish Chuch News. Our congregation supports Church House and I would like to use a recent photo of yours for our publication please.
Chris Cowpe. 



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