Knox Church Perth have just completed the refurbishment of their building in the community of Tulloch, Perth.
The congregation returned to their premises earlier this month, having spent just under five months worshipping in Tulloch Community Centre. As well as the installation of new toilets and shower facilities, a new kitchen, flooring, interior doors, lighting and media, the church’s gathering space has been reconfigured to provide space for an outreach café which will be open two mornings every week from mid-April.
Minister Rev. Paul Gibson explained: “The church was in need of significant modernisation but with that, we felt there was an opportunity to make the building more inviting and to make better use of the space so as to facilitate more engagement with those who wouldn’t ordinarily step over the door.”
“To that end, we are just about to employ a Church Administrator, Emma Smith, who will also manage the outreach café with support from members of the congregation”
“As an eldership, we are deeply committed to the ordinary means of God’s grace, believing that the primary focus of Sunday is the worship of God and the preaching of His Word for the building up of the saints; however, we want to take every opportunity we have from Monday to Saturday to connect with those who as yet are strangers to God’s grace and we feel that this re-working of our premises will help to facilitate that.”
“We would very much appreciate the prayers of our denomination, that we would not become complacent as a congregation, but that we would be zealous for the glory of God, burdened for the lost and therefore urgent about sharing the saving news of Christ and Him crucified.”
The refurbishment of the Perth building comes exactly 50 years since the first Free Church was established on the same site in Tulloch, under the ministry of the late Rev. David Paterson.
Source: Free Church of Scotland