In our Local Community
The community and its environment are very important to us at Langside Church. We were one of the first two churches to be presented with an “Eco-congregation” award in recognition of our efforts to care for our environment both local and global. This included, among other things, working towards a cleaner environment through recycling (ink cartridges, mobile phones etc) local litter picking, community open days and introducing an awareness programme to the wider congregation.
We have created a wildlife garden around the side of the church. This includes a seated area and a “wet” area specifically to encourage the growth of local wildlife from wetland plants to frogs, newts and butterflies.
In 1995 the congregation decided that decoration of the church building and grounds was important part of the landscaping. We commissioned eleven beautiful mosaic panels for around the outside of the building. The early Biblical themes of these artworks is relevant not only to the church but to the wider Muslim and Jewish communities represented within Langside Parish. In recognition of the relevance of this "public art" project, it was largely funded by "Glasgow 1999: City of Architecture and Design " The mosaics were salvaged after the fire in 2009 and have been relocated mainly at ground level. Most can easily be admired from the street on the corner of Falloch and Ledard Roads.
We are glad to be able to host local community groups in the
AA is a vital community resource and meets weekly.
The Baby and Toddlers also meet once a week
See our Organisations page for more information on any of the above.
David, our minister, works as chaplain to Battlefield Primary School and Langside campus of Glasgow Clyde College. The staff and pupils at Battlefield Primary School are regular visitors to the church.
And in the world wide community...
Langside Church has an ongoing commitment through friendships with the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Hospice in Ekwendeni, Malawi. The church organises a rock concert each year to raise funds for this work.
We are also committed to helping the Dumuni School project for children and young people in neighbouring Tanzania. This was started by our friend Rev. Reuben Ngwala who worshipped with us while studying in Glasgow. In 2006 we raised almost £8000 for this project.
We also use fair traded tea and coffee at church events andTraidcraft stalls are a regular feature at the church.
In addition, we support Christian Aid in a variety of ways and annually write letters on behalf of Amnesty International.
The Youth Drama Group in Ekwendeni in action