The Village of Chryston - North Lanarkshire - Scotland
CHRYSTON PARISH CHURCH - NEW HALL and TIME CAPSULE On Thursday 8th May 2003, the new Church Hall of Chryston Parish Church was dedicated in a service conducted by the Moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow, Rev. Norman Shanks, before a congregation of about 300 which included church members, representatives of other local churches, organisations and local council dignatories. After the service all were invited into the new hall for refreshments. The new complex, sited to the north of the Church building with adjoining passages, comprises a large hall on the upper floor with a panoramic view of the Campsie hills and on the ground floor a small hall, kitchen, cafe and lounge area and committee room. It is hoped that this new facility will provide excellent premises for the use of the wider community in addition to church requirements. On the 11th following the communion service a time capsule was placed in a wall of the new building by the minister Rev Martin Allen assisted by Neil Kidd senior elder. In the capsule, marked 'to be opened in 2103 were placed the following items and in so doing span the years of Church witness in Chryston from 1845 to 2003. In this capsule were placed the following items: Purpose statement of the church 'see unbelieving people become mature followers of Jesus Christ within the Church'. Copies of the documents recovered from the capsule found on 2nd November 2002 at the Church Hall demolition. 1. The Story of Chryston Parish Church. 2. The Story of Chryston 3. The Story of 1st Chryston Boys' Brigade Company 4. Welcome to Chryston booklet 5. Church Directory of Members 2003 6. Chryston Parish Church News 2002/3 7. Life and Work Magazine May 2003 8. Congregational Financial Accounts 2002 9. Church Service and Intimation Sheet March 2003 10. Coins - Queen Mother Jubilee Coin 2002 11. Set of Coinage 2003 12. Various local photographs 2003 13. Map of the Area 14. Communion Token of Free Church 1845 15. Kirkintilloch Herald 30th April 2003
Time Capsule
150 years on