The church buildings at Netherlee and Stamperland were well used pre-Covid 19.
Prior to the two congregations agreeing to unite it was clear that both sets of buildings would be required to accommodate the various groups and organisations which were making use of the church premises, particularly our hall accommodation.
Glasgow Presbytery agreed that both sets of buildings were required and should be retained for as long as this arrangement was financially viable. The congregation decided that following financial deficits in 2020 and 2021 Stamperland Church should be closed and disposed of and all activities concentrated in Netherlee Church.
Information on various aspects of our church buildings can be found by clicking the relevant links below.
HIRING OUR ACCOMMODATION
We are happy to have our Netherlee accommodation used by organisations
or groups which provide services which are of interest and benefit to
people living in our local community.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about availability and pricing. Brief descriptions of the hall accomodation can be found
by clicking the following link: Netherlee accommodation
The sale of the former Stamperland Church buildings, Church grounds and manse was handled by the Church of Scotland General Trustees. The General Trustees determined that the proceeds of sale of the Stamperland building (£591,128 net of expenses) and the proceeds of sale of the surplus manse at 109 Ormonde (at £390,000) should be applied to the roof repairs of Netherlee Church.
Various items have been transferred from Stamperland church to Netherlee church including communion silver, items of brass ware, the baptismal font, banners, pulpit falls, cradle rolls and the Book of Remembrance. The communion table and some chairs originally used in the Church of Scotland Church at the 1938 Empire Exhibition were transferred from Stamperland to Netherlee.
Some members of the congregation took pew bibles and hymn books as mementos of Stamperland. Some large bibles were gifted to Williamwood and Mearnskirk Churches but the majority of pew bibles were donated to Blythswood Care who will redistribute them to various porjects in Africa. Most CH4 hymnbooks were donated to Oakshaw Trinity Church, Paisley.
Local churches, including Williamwood Parish Church and Cartsbridge Church, accepted some chairs and tables. A few items were sold via Gumtree but many more being taken by church members, some of whom gave monetry donations. Items including stacking chairs, folding tables, filing cabinets found new homes with local charitable organisations. However, large amounts of equipment used by the uniformed youth organisations and many items of furniture including bookcases, tables, desks, pew cushions, curtains had to be scrapped.
The Stained Glass windows in the sanctuary have been removed for safe-keeping by the family of the stained glass artist, Gordon Webster.
The Lewis pipe organ has been removed. It will be refurbished and installed in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty, Cork.
In September 2023 an application was made to East Renfrewshire Council for the conversion of the Stamperland Buildings to a children's nursery. Details of the proposed conversion may be found here.
Our former Stamperland church buildings have been sold. However, you will find some photographs and brief descriptions of the accommodation at the following link: