Troon St Meddan’s Parish Church has received a confirmed Heritage LotteryTroon St Meddan’s Parish Church has received a confirmed Heritage Lotterygrant of almost £250,000 for the repair and restoration of the church. Thisproject was undertaken in July 2019 and thanks to the Heritage Lotteryfund, the remaining elevations and spire will be restored. This follows thecompletion of the work to the front and south facing elevation six yearsago. Also at this time, the stained glass window was completely restored.
A large proportion of the funds required has also been raised by thecongregation and local community with efforts ongoing to secure the finalsum required.
The church, with its impressive tower and broached spire is the tallest inTroon and thereby, one of the town’s most prominent landmarks. It is alsowithin the Troon conservation area, designated in 2004. The church also hasa Historic Scotland category B listing, designed by John Bennie WilsonArchitect and built in 1888. The south facing elevation incorporates a fineexample of William Smith’s stained glass work, depicting the raising ofJairus’ daughter. The window was voted to be within the top ten TreasuredPlaces in the recent Royal Commission of the Ancient and HistoricalMonuments of Scotland Programme. In addition,the St. Meddan's clock wasbuilt in Glasgow in 1751 to mark the Tri-centenary of the founding ofUniversity College Glasgow, and installed at St Meddans in 1928.
There are plans for some internal refurbishments to make more use of thebuilding for multi-purpose activities which will encourage communityinvolvement and wellbeing in the years to come.
Commenting on the award, Sandy Scott, Head of the Project for St Meddans,said: “We’re delighted that we’ve received this support thanks to theHeritage Lottery Fund. The church has given the town a place of worship andlarge group activities for over 100 years, and it’s great to know that wehave taken steps to preserving it for another century.”
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