Pollokshaws Free Church (1859)

The work of the Lord is being manifested in this place. The union prayer meeting held on Tuesday evening in the Rev. Mr Henderson's church was crowded. The services were conducted by the Rev. Messrs Henderson, Fraser, and Johnston, and Messrs Sillars (Cowglen) and Stevenson (Pollokshaws). A deep solemnity was pictured on every face. After the blessing was pronounced, above a hundred anxious inquirers remained behind, who were earnestly exhorted. After they had left, which was now about half-past ten o'clock, between 20 and 30 who were in great distress of mind were brought together in the vestry, and were conversed with by the ministers present and by Mr. Sillars. The meeting did not break up till half-past eleven o'clock. It was a touching scene to behold the working girls from the mills suffused in tears, beseeching mercy from God, and kneeling in earnest prayer for the salvation of their souls. Extra meetings were intimated for the following Friday and Sabbath evenings.

A prayer meeting was conducted by Mr Sillars on Friday night last when about sixty persons attended. A number remained behind in anxiety. On Saturday Mr Sillars addressed a meeting in Thornliebank U.P. Church. The attendance was not very encouraging; two persons remained behind under concern.

On Monday night Mr Sillars addressed a meeting in the U.P. Church, Crossmyloof, when from 15 to 20 remained behind under conviction.

"The Scottish Guardian," 9th September, 1859.

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No longer used as a church.

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