Buccleuch Free Church in Edinburgh has now reopened following a huge revamp of the building.
Sunday services have resumed there, and it is being used for other events such as prayer times and a joint communion with the Edinburgh Korean Church.
The church has recently undergone a significant refurbishment to make the 19th-century building warm, flexible for multi-use and suitable for modern needs.
One of the most significant changes to the church is the removal of the pews. This alteration has allowed a more flexible space to accommodate a broader range of community events, services, and gatherings. With the removal of the pews, the church can now accommodate more people and be arranged in different configurations to suit various needs.
The refurbishment also included lighting, sound, and heating system upgrades. The outdated lighting was replaced with energy-efficient alternatives, resulting in a brighter and more inviting atmosphere. At the same time, the improved sound system will deliver greater sound quality for those in the building and those online. The new underfloor heating system will ensure the space remains warm and comfortable even during the coldest Scottish winter months.
Commenting on the project, Rev. James Ross said, “The project helped us to think more deeply about renewal, our worship, our discipleship, our sense of mission and evangelism.”
“The entire project was made possible thanks to the generosity and support of members and friends of the congregation. We are immensely grateful to all those who contributed, financially or in other ways, to make this refurbishment a reality. We look forward to welcoming our community into the refurbished building.”
To find out more about the Renew Buccleuch Project and how it fits in with the Healthy Gospel Church Vision come along to one of our upcoming Gatherings. Find out more here.