The aim is to develop Kilmaronock Church into a community venue with an arts and cultural focus for local get-togethers, performances and events, and in the longer term we will develop the glebe as a natural burial ground. The renovated old Kirk will draw on the rich history of the area and will be available for the enjoyment of the residents in the local community and for visitors.
Skills workshops to tie into the heritage of the building and the skills of creative people living in the area.
Activities include textile crafts, sewing, quilting, lacemaking, felting, jewellery-making, painting and drawing, ceramics, made do and mend.
Attractive space for temporary exhibitions by local and visiting artists, a first-floor gallery will provide space for smaller exhibitions.
Perfect space from small classical, folk and choral performances, with good acoustics and atmospheric interior.
The history of the building, the churchyard, the wider local area and historical figures and themes associated with it. Activities that tie into the heritage of the building, such as specialist skills workshops, keeping traditional crafts alive, genealogy activities and school programmes.
The Old Kirk will become a welcoming community space available for use by community and voluntary groups.
The Old Kirk will be available for private hire for events and ceremonies, including weddings, funerals
POTENTIAL FOR GREEN BURIALS
A future stage of development could see an innovative plan for an
eco-friendly natural burial on the Glebe land.