Background and History
Rosyth Parish Church is a B listed building which stands at the heart of Rosyth, built as a Garden City when the Royal Naval Dockyard was developed in the early 1900s. It was designed in 1930 by Hugh Mottram a pupil of Raymond Unwin the developer of the Garden City concept. The building is reminiscent of Dutch Architecture, with its square tower and steeple finished with a teak belfry, and copper roof crowned by a cross. The nave, 80ft by 40 ft wide is spanned by an open timber roof with a wide arch at the west end which leads to the apse. The later Church Hall extension of 1954 was also designed by Mottram, as were some of the surrounding houses in the Garden City.
To achieve this we have applied for lottery funding for the first phase which covers essential repair work at a cost of £380,000. The task is immense though significant progress has already been made. In June of 2012 we were awarded a first round pass of £25,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in order to progress the project to the next stage, this allowed us to obtain planning permission, accurate costings, go to tender, as well as raising matched funding. The next stage is to submit a phase 2 application in June of 2013 to HLF.
In order to achieve this we really need the help of all our members, local community and businesses and of course our grant funders. Would you please consider helping? For more information go to our Renovation Project Page though the full project pamphlet can be downloaded from here.
Come along and Join Us!
Our open day on Tuesday 10th September was a great success with 34 people attending, thanks everyone! This gave us the opportunity to make the announcement that we have been awarded £104,600 from Heritage lottery funding and £104,600 from Historic Scotland. Together with partnership funding, the sum of £343,653 has been raised to allow us to start the repair and restoration work. Work will begin on putting up scaffolding on Wednesday 11 August with contractors moving in on 23 September. This is great news and really is thanks to everyone's hard work and support.
Our Minister - Rev. Violet McKay BD and Deacon - Miss Morag Crawford MSc. DCS would love to welcome you along. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail us using the "Contact Us" button below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.