Doors Open Day – Pollok Storytelling Centre

November 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Glasgow South, Local News

St James (Pollok) Parish ChurchNestling inside St James’ (Pollok) Parish Church, the Village Story Telling Centre treats school children from 25 primary schools across the city to a variety of educational and fun stories three times a week.

The first-ever story telling centre to be based in a church building when it first opened nine years ago, it is a popular place and attracted around 65 children and adults for Doors Open. The Gothic styled church building was expertly moved brick by brick from Pollokshields in 1947.

Margaret Thompson, church treasurer said: ‘Some children have never been in a church before. By coming to the storytelling it makes them less frightened of being in one.’

A reminiscence group also takes place every Wednesday when senior members of the local communities meet up to socialise and discuss how life used to be for them.

Margaret added: ‘Videos of old Glasgow really get them talking.’

The group are continually on the look out for funding to help them to continue with their projects. Anyone who would like to find out more or offer funds can contact Margaret Paterson, administrator of the centre on 0141 882 3025.