Saturday, 28 November 2009

St Peter's Free Church - official re-opening

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the official re-opening of St Peter's Free Church in St Peter Street.

As Rev David Robertson, Minister at St Peter's, said :

"We have developed the building so that it can be used as a conference and concert facility as well. We gave the architects a particular remit – to retain the historical whilst providing modern contemporary facilities."

The councillors present at the re-opening today were invited to say a few words - and I made the point that, having last visited the church during the building works when the church was something of a building site, the finished church building is simply phenominal.

Robert Murray McCheyne's church has been developed sympathically and beautifully, creating a lovely church building as well as a great community resource for the West End.