CHURCH Conversion Approved For Disused Glasgow Bar

28 September, 2023 | Churches

A VACANT north Glasgow pub can be turned into a church, planners have agreed.

The former Cairn Bar at 135 Balornock Road will be altered and extended to form a place of worship and community hall, with cafe, for Hebron Church.

The main worship meeting area will have seating for nearly 200 people.

A lower ground floor space will have a small hall, a baptism pool, cafe area plus office, meeting room and toilet facilities.

A statement submitted to the city council on behalf of the church explained: “The church and community facility is free and open to all the community regardless of faith.

“It will take a vacant and disused building into a new focal centre for the local community, creating a safe and peaceful location for worship and gathering.”

City planners approved the proposal stating: “The proposal will provide an innovative design to the extension at the front of the existing building and is considered to improve the quality of the site.

“The proposal will allow for a vacant (possibly slightly derelict building) to be refurbished and brought back into use.”

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