Catholic Church Kilsyth


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A FIRE CALAMITY AT KILSYTH.

The spacious and well equipped parochial hall attached to St. Patrick's parish, Kilsyth, Stirling, has been destroyed by fire. Less than ten years ago the building was opened, after erection and equipment at a cost of about £4,000. Early on the 6th inst. the hall was discovered in flames, and before the Stirling Fire Brigade could reach the scene the fire had gained such a hold that the building was doomed. All that the Brigade could do was to prevent the outbreak from spreading to adjoining buildings. There will be much sympathy with Canon Macnamara and his congregation in the loss by this catastrophe.

Article reproduced by kind permission of The Tablet - Page 22, 14th January 1933.

K I LSYTH -THE NEW HALL.

The congregation of St. Patrick's, Kilsyth, Stirling, whose parish hall was destroyed by fire some time ago, are again in possession of a centre for social recreation, a building suitable in every way for its purpose. The new hall was at one time used by the United Presbyterians for church purposes ; it afterwards became a picture theatre and concert hall, and was eventually bought by the Catholics of the town. As now adapted, the premises provide commodious halls for concerts and for recreation, together with a smaller hall, a billiards room, kitchens, etc. The opening ceremony was performed, on Wednesday of last week, by his Grace the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, in the presence of a large number of the parishioners.

Article reproduced by kind permission of The Tablet Page 26, 16th December 1933

 


 
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