Baillieston is a suburb of Glasgow right at the outer point of the city’s ‘East End’. It is traditionally a working class community, but due to expansion of numerous new-build housing estates in recent years it has diversified.
The population is just over 5000 people, according to the 2020 census, and government has ranked 4/5 of the community in the bottom 20% of their ‘multiple deprivation index’, whilst 1/3 of it is in the bottom 10%.
The locals are typically Glaswegian, full of banter and pride. They love their community and really do give it both heart and soul.
We have been privileged to be given the use of an ex-brethren building called Hope Hall in Baillieston, which has a rich history of gospel work and community impact. In recent years the church based there has amalgamated with another small assembly in Garrowhill, and so have given us the opportunity to use Hope Hall to plant a church in Baillieston.
Current needs for prayer:
- By God’s grace a team has been assembled to plant in Baillieston. Pray for Mike Davis as he leads that team.
- We are also thankful for Hope Hall, an old brethren hall that we have been generously gifted by faithful believers, that has been used as the location of our new WEST Hub. Give God thanks for his provision.
- Pray that the newly-formed plant team will grow in their faith and unity as a church plant, and that meaningful relationships would be built with each other but also with the community of Baillieston, which desperately needs the gospel.
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