Woodland Methodist Church, Glasgow

Woodland Methodist Church, Glasgow

You will find Woodlands Methodist Church on Woodlands Road and you will discover that it is a lovely church to visit.

The church was commissioned in 1909 by the Swedenborgians, who created a New Church movement in 1787 based on the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century philosopher and Christian “mystic”, who believed that the Last Judgement had taken place in the spirit world in 1757.

The church was built by David Barclay on two storeys with a Gothic gabled roof and a corner tower on the north side. It became a Methodist church in 1977.

The ground floor of the church is given over to offices and the High Nave is on the 1st floor, reached by Gothic, carved steps with a glass canopy. One of the stained glass windows is a memorial panel for those who died during the Second World War. On the east wall, above the fireplace, you will see carved panels representing the Swedish flag and the salmon and oak symbols of Glasgow.

The doors’ lintels are decorated with biblical inscriptions and stone columns support the wood panelled Chancel’s semicircular arch and the transept’s pointed arches. The church library at the rear of the building has wood panelling and Gothic-like bookcases on all of its walls.

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Sight Name: Woodland Methodist Church
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland (See walking tours in Glasgow)
Sight Type: Religious
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