Centenary for Shawlands United Reform Church

December 18, 2008 by  
Filed under Churches, Glasgow South, Local News

As the United Reform Church in Shawlands prepares to celebrate 100 years of worship in the same building, an invitation is extended to anyone with connections to the Southside church to get in touch.

Formerly a Churches of Christ congregation, the first service was held on Moss-side Road in 1909 so arrangements have been made to hold several anniversary services next year.

John McGeary, church elder of twenty years said: ‘Many of our past members have moved out of the district but it is hoped we can contact those who either attended or were married in the church to invite them to our special services.’

Alongside the 60- 80 members who regularly worship at the church in Moss Side Road, groups such as mothers and toddlers, painting classes, musical classes and martial arts, regularly use the premises. All are invited to join in the centenary events.

Some of the highlights planned for the coming year include a reunion service on April 25 for members no longer in the area.  Throughout June, July and August the church will be open every Wednesday for private visits and prayer. A Flower Festival on September 19 and 20 will coincide with Doors Open Day which the church will be participating in.

John continued: ‘It is our dearest wish that those who attend a special service will recall many happy memories of their time in the church as a member or attending a wedding or a baptism service or simply as a visitor who joined us for Sunday morning worship.’

To contact John phone 0141 632 4660.


* The United Reform Church is a Christian Church in the tradition of the Reformation and is the union of four established churches; The Congregational Church of England and Wales, The Presbyterian Church of England, The Re-Formed Association of Churches of Christ and The Congregational Union of Scotland.

Girlz And Boyz Are Hair To Stay

July 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Local News

Girlznight Salon

A glamorous change has come over two retail units in Elderslie Street, Charing Cross.

Web designers David McSweeney and Gerry Maguire have found hair-raising success in meeting the needs of people who want to look their best on a girlznight or boyznight out or in.

So from supplying hair and beauty products for women and men on-line in one shop, they have now opened their own hairdressing salon next door.

The gn salon offers professional hair design and a unique experience. It complements their on-line business. Said Karen McDougall, educational Director; ‘People have high expectations today. We have high capability and we really care about people and their hair. Each person will enjoy a totally different experience from anything they’ve encountered before.’

www.girlznight.co.uk or tel: 0141 248 4555