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Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Glasite Meeting House notice board

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Church Of Christ
For Public Worship
Prayer, Reading Of The Word,
The Apostles' Doctrine, Fellowship,
And The Breaking Of Bread
Sabbath Forenoons 10.45am
Sabbath Afternoons 2.10pm
Weeknight Meeting 7.10pm
All Are Welcome

The Presbyterian tradition in Scotland was to hold a morning and afternoon service on the Sabbath. Glasite Sunday services were all-day affairs lasting from around 11am to 4pm with a break for a mid-day meal prepared by a resident housekeeper. The meal would begin with kale soup, earning the Glasites their nickname 'the kail kirk'. The boxed pews were occupied by families whose children remained with them throughout the day. One wonders what arrangements, if any, were made for nipping out to answer the call of Nature? Some tolerance may have been exercised, since the Church's founder, John Glas, was no stranger to children's unavoidable habits, having fathered 15 of his own by the same wife. -- info. supplied by the Glasite Meeting House Trust

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on 4 October 2011

Photo ID: 26427
Building ID: 200363888
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