50th Anniversary of Craigsbank Sanctuary

                       A Brief History of Craigsbank Church

 

             
                                                                                                     
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                                 Corstorphine in the 1920s 

 

Corstorphine was a growing village and, in 1933, the Church Extension Committee

feued a piece of land from Corstorphine Bank Farm on which to build a hall/church

and create a new parish.  Rev Graham Little was the first minister. The hall in which

the January services are now held was the original sanctuary. Various changes

occurred with the hall/s over the years.

 

   
 

You can see the foundation stone (1937) above the old door.
 

                  

                 

                

By 1962, the congregation was approaching the 1000 mark and plans for a new

church were approved and work began in 1963. 

 

              
                                                              
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                            Model of the proposed building

 


 

 In February 1964 the foundation stone was laid by the Moderator of the General

Assembly.  Almost two years later, in 1966,  this lovely white building with a flat roof

and a moat with water in it, was ready to be dedicated.

 


                               Laying the Foundation Stone

 

 


                             Laying the Foundation Stone

 

                
                     The Foundation stone is near the end of the ramp.

 


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                                        Opening Ceremony 1966

 


                   Architect's impression of the sanctuary 


  

 

So in 2016 Craigsbank Sanctuary will be 50 years old although the rest of the church

is of course older. 

 

You can read more about Craigsbank Sanctuary in History and Architecture.
 

                                         
 

 

 

                                                 


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What does Craigsbank Sanctuary mean to you?
Craigsbank Sanctuary 50 Years
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The Scotsman : Mon 10 Jan 1966
The Scotsman - 10 Jan 1966
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Opening Order of Service 1966 and Foundations
Opening Order of Service 1966
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The layout of the sanctuary explained - in Jan 1966 by Rev J Donald
The sanctuary explained.
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Quotes about the Sanctuary from the Congregation
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Upcoming Events Craigsbank's 50th Anniversary
Upcoming Events CB50
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Police Choir - Sat 14 May
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CB 50 Events - 14th,15th May and 6th Nov
CB 50 Events
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Display of Memorabilia
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Church Extension Leaflet,1966, featuring Craigsbank
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