To see what is happening right now at the Grove - events, activities and groups, please see the dedicated Facebook page of the Grove run by Clay Community Church.

he Grove Christian Centre (SC014571) has been located on Saracen Street in Possilpark since Easter 2004, when the Trustees opened the shopfront facility, having converted and refurbished the old Shoefayre shop.  But the Christian charity which owns the Centre has a long and distinguished history going back to the 1840's, originally starting as a medical mission in Cowcaddens - then one of the worst slums in Glasgow. The motto of the original Institute were the words "Bear ye one another's burdens" from Galatians 6:2.

A video commemorating the renovation project carried out in 2004 to convert what we now know as the Grove from the old Shoefayre Shop on Saracen Street.

Clay Community Church and Bethany Christian Trust - a partnership

From 1st April 2014, CCC and Bethany Christian Trust will be partnering in their use of the building in service of the people of Possilpark. Our former partner Findlay Family Network has been drawn into the work of Bethany Christian Trust, a long established Scottish charity based in Edinburgh.

Clay Community Church is a small group of people who live in the Possil area
and is part of the Scottish Network Churches.
A new range of community-based, family-focused services will be operating in Glasgow under the oversight of Bethany Christian Trust from April 2014 and the Grove is now the hub of their work in Possil, in partnership with Clay Church.

Please feel free to browse through the site.
Check out a discussion of people's memories of the old Grove building here at the Glasgow Guide Forums

In August 2011, The Grove was given a grant of £5,000 to install gas central heating by the Canal Area Committee of Glasgow City Council.