Interior of St. George's Tron Church

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Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:44 pm

Bit dark I'm afraid & quite a lot of wee ghosts too.
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Postby Fat Cat » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:44 pm

Nice, an oasis in the midst of a shopping frenzy.
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:03 pm

I've often wondered what it looked like in there. 8)
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Postby Fossil » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:13 pm

you can pop in I think Thursday lunch time :? Have your camera

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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:24 pm

It's closed for 'refurbishment at present', looks like a bit more than that going on 8O
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:31 pm

"The estimated cost for the building project is £2.2 million" More than just a coat of paint.
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:10 pm

So long as the put it back the way they found it!
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby gap74 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:42 pm

There's an article about the redevelopment in the April-May issue of the council's Glasgow magazine, but the church's own website has fairly detailed information about the works - basically adding a new basement floor level:

http://www.thetron.org/about/redev/index.php
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby gap74 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:47 pm

Hmm, just looking at some of the renders on the church website...

Now I'm a devout athiest, but if the blonde in the front row of this pic is a regular and wears that exact outfit every time she attends, then count me in...

http://www.thetron.org/about/redev/pics ... k_back.jpg
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:44 pm

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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby Ronnie » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:56 pm

They're all out of the Grattan Catalogue 1997.
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:17 pm

Popped in on Monday to view the refurbishment. The upper floor has been preserved though it's cream & red now rather than white & blue. The ground floor has been gutted, certainly it is light & airy but that's all that could be said for it, it's sterile and entirely lacking in character. A bookshop has been built at rear of the hall. The main (frosted) windows have been replaced by clear glass.
The chandelier, organ pipes & original pulpit have gone (no-one seems to know where) The pews apparently went to a boat builder. The organ remains, though now hidden. On the plus side, the original stained glass windows have been revealed by the removal of said organ pipes. The basement has been developed into a cafe, toilets, meeting rooms & a rear staircase leading back up to the ground floor. There are many wonderful photos on this passage, well worth a visit.
Such a shame that the re-development obliterated the original ground floor.
I should mention that the church members are very welcoming.

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The pulpit with the stained glass windows above:
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The ground floor from the pulpit:
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The bookshop:
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The balcony:
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The Cafe:
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Rear stairway:
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The ceiling rose has been preserved:
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Postby Ronnie » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:50 am

Fossil wrote:you can pop in I think Thursday lunch time :?


It might be open on Sunday mornings, too! :D
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Re: Re:

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:06 am

Ronnie wrote:
Fossil wrote:you can pop in I think Thursday lunch time :?


I think it might be open on Sunday mornings, too! :D



From http://www.thetron.org/about/

" The Church Building is open Monday-Saturday 10am - 4pm (6pm on Thursday)

0141 332 2795"
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Re: Interior of St. George's Tron Church

Postby gap74 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:48 pm

Hmm, I can sympathise with churches who feel the need to modernise to attract younger audiences, but that's a pretty, er, thorough intervention for a 200 year old A-listed church...

I suppose it might be argued that churches have always changed over the years, so why not allow a certain degree of freedom for the current congregation. And value judgements need to made on non-original, later additions like the organ, which in this case seems to have lost out to the stained glass windows. But I'm just not convinced that this has got the balance quite right.

Maybe it's just cos I absolutely detest the light that comes off low voltage halogen spots....
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