20 Crimea Street, G2 8PW
2009, Elder and Cannon
Tour Glasgow City Mission’s modern building and roof garden. Find out first-hand about their work with men and women affected by homelessness, and learn about the preventative work they do with families.
Glasgow City Mission was established in 1826 as the world’s first city mission by David Nasmith, who had a vision for pioneering Christian care where people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs would be met. We have been working with people affected by poverty since then, adapting to a changing city and changing needs.
Today the focus of our city centre project is with people affected by homelessness. Our city centre project is housed in a contemporary building which has won architecture awards. When people visit us they are often surprised that a building that caters for people who are homeless and marginalised is so well designed and full of light. Join us and learn more about how our building facilitates our work with people who are homeless and marginalised. Enjoy a guided tour of our building and explore our roof garden, IT suite, music studio, art space and gym and hear the stories of some of our guests. Many of our guests had incredibly difficult childhoods and received little or no affirmation from parents or teachers. Find out how we help our guests grow in confidence and discover and develop their skills. Our guests have many skills and talents and we look forward to sharing these with you.
Tours: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm; 45 minutes
Tour meeting point: Ground floor
Parking: Metered on street parking and nearby pay and display.
Accessibility: If anyone has additional access requirements please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate this.
Find out about our preventative work at our Child and Family Centre in Govan where we work with families affected by poverty. Our aim here is to ensure the children have the best possible start in life and that the parents can fulfil their own potential. You are welcome to tour the building at your own pace or come on one of our informative guided tours. Hospitality is a key part of our work and refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Enjoy a treasure hunt and interactive art activities.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443