Sunday, October 22, 2006

Glasgow - Easterhouse

Another Scottish church from the Geograph site (by Chris Upson, link), the Catholic St John Ogilvie in the suburb of Easterhouse in Glasgow. Dating from 1957, the church still has the spirit of Gothic form, but the tower seems to have an enormous statue in a niche.

NS6665 : St John Ogilvie, Roman Catholic Church by Chris Upson



St John Ogilvie, Roman Catholic Church

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25 comments:

  1. sandy7:35 pm

    i was a pupil at st john ogilvie school from 1961-67, and the best day of the week was a sunday, going to the chapel, i had my first communion there and my confirmation, i used to go to the side door and stand for ages just staring at the statue behind the cage, i remember father reilly he was a lovely man, he just left me there, knowing i would leave when i was ready, i would love to see the inside of the chapel again, if anyone has any pics, please let me know. it has been 35yrs since i have been there, but i still have my memories, and i will never forget st john ogilvie chapel.

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    1. frances long mckellar2:43 pm

      I was also a pupil at blessed john ogilvie. father reilly married me in 1975. I have inside pictures of the church. you can email me at frances_ long_mckellar @hotmail.com if you want copies of them.
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  2. Anonymous7:18 pm

    i was also a pupil at john ogilvie from 1961 to 1967 , i lived opposite the chapel at 120 wellhouse crescent , such a pity it has been demolished

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  3. Anonymous11:54 pm

    the last priest there was awful. the bishop was made aware of his attitude problem and the aggressive way he treated the people who went to mass. a lot of people stopped going there because of him.

    why couldnt they 'move him on'. it was one of the most beatiful buildings in easterhouse.

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  4. Roseann Daly11:41 am

    I have a photo of my first holy communion standing in the middle of my Mum and Dad outside Blessed John ogilvie as it was'nt Saint John back in 1961. I stayed in 15 Wardie Road and I remember at 5 years of age walking home from school with my older sister and crossing a busy road. It was safe in those days and I have happy memories of Easterhouse. I now live in Australia but I have that photo at the side of my bed. When I come home for a visit I like to go back and take a walk down memory lane. Happy childhood in Easterhouse.

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    1. I was born in 16 wardie rd connor is my last name we left i think 69 small world

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  5. I made my First Holy Communion at Blessed John Ogilvie in 1967. I remember the bit you kneel on wasn't padded and was just plain wood and was quite uncomfortable when kneeling. One of the teachers, Mr Burnie, would say just crouch to avoid kneeling

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  6. i lived on wardie road until i was 4, 8 eddlewood road until was 11. then we moved across the road to number 11. my granny and granda lived at number 17. we were the hughes's.

    my granny and granda meek, along with aunties and uncle lived on ware road, number 15.

    i went to ogilve primary from 1977 to 1984 and made my first communion/confirmation at st john olgive.

    i now live in england and i took my husband through eddlewood and ware road a few years ago. i couldn't believe the change. the triangular graass verge no longer in front of tenements on ware road, showed my husband where peter boyle's van used to sit and where the square was in eddlewood road. the one you couldn't go your bike on because of stones and glass.

    happy days. wish i had some photos.

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  7. Anonymous9:15 pm

    Isobel Shaw, my name is Charles and I'm Net's son. She has lost contact with you all and would like to get in touch. Net is your dad Joe's cousin and lived with your granny Mary. Please get in touch. My email is janet_mckean@yahoo.co.uk

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  8. Anonymous8:12 pm

    i went to blessed john ogilvie, from 1967 to 1976, big oweny mc gill was my mate, and wee rab liddle also, the two of them where good guys and we had many a laugh together, looking back they were the best kind of friends you could have loyal and never said a bad word against you no matter what, but sadly we moved on , hope if yous are reading this in cyber space you are well, i would also like to mention bilfi and decko, they were friends to and sadly now passed on i was sorry when i heard this cause again you could not have met more nicer guys, sadly easterhouse had its problems as we all no, but our childhoods were good, god bless yous all .

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  9. Hello, I came across this site looking for why they tore down the Church. Anyone know? We lived across the street at 92 Wellhouse Crescent. My pals were the Provens, Flavells and Browns. I remember the scrambles after a wedding and the films they showed. We were all terrified of the Priest. Peter McPhee

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  10. Anonymous6:45 pm

    john reilly.moved up to easterhouse 1957 as a 4 yr old.went to wellhouse prim for 1st term as the ogilvie was not built.stayed at 15 banton place.lot of good memories

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  11. So sad to see the chapel gone spend many a summer day in the grounds with Father Rielly In May 67 I remember the seat made out of logs and the arm gave way and I ended up landing on a rusty nail ran home with blood pouring down my leg with Father Rielly in hot pursuit I just lived across the road I am Carole Mc Dermott I remember the date because my sister Angela had been born on 25th May a date many remember for other reasons

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  12. I was a pupil at Wellhouse (1957-1964), then later Cranhill(1964-68), but many of my friends were at Blessed John Oglivie, the Foleys and the McGinnuses from Langbar Cres. I remember there was dancing in the chapel hall on Saturday afternoons which I was allowed into, even tho I was a 'proddie'. I loved it and think Father Rielly was a very nice man. He made you feel very welcome. Does anyone else remember those days. I must have been 15/16 so it would have been about 1966/67. Isabel (Gibson then)

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    1. Hello Isabel, I was in your class (Tom Daly 1959 - 1964) my claim to fame was I took Elisabeth Taylor (not The Liz Taylor) to the Qually Dance lol, I remember Father Reilly, as you said he was a very nice guy (even to us proddies) I don't remember the saturday dancing (missed that lol) I do remember the Saturday Morning Cinema (Capt Video) and when I was older going for a drink at the chapel hall club, so sad to see it is all gone, I have gone up and down and around the crescent on google maps, and was shocked at the changes, hope all is well with you, and maybe if you like you can search me out on facebook and drop me a line or two :-)

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  13. dougie mcaree10:50 pm

    i too went to john ogilvie from 1969 to 1975 and remember fr reilly later monsignor really well also miss mcginty and mr mcaneny.i lived at 8 eddlewood rd from 64 till 78 and remember moosh,jamie hilling,jim lyons,cam,mcallisters,mccrossans,wullie ross,torchy mcmanus,thecochranes,bilfi,rab liddle,leo,alka,hammy,virgo and others.also pats shop in wardie rd

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    1. tom woods3:46 pm

      stayed in 4 eddlwood left sept 67remember the lyons tiger tim from banton pl and pats shop for whom iwas a relentless runner for my two older brothers

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  14. Anonymous12:36 am

    just used for drinking now

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  15. Anonymous12:41 pm

    I remember all this verry well, my name is kevin donnelly, I was at st john ogalvie 1986, with paul and colin donnelly looking for old classmates if u c this reply to kevd101112@googlemail.com
    Cheers.

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  16. Anonymous6:29 pm

    I remember my school day at st john ogilvies from primary 1 to 7 playing for the school team under Mr McGuinness and the best janitor ever Mr buckly (R.I.P) playing on playground next to school gim everyday then at night in chapel grounds and get chased by groundsman Mr bonner and for life of me could not let father reilly see me if so that was it for me??? and when he gave house calls we had to be in he would squeeze your knee saying that's right and he got tea with jaffa cakes we got custard creams jaffa was the fathers also I was an alter boy under father reilly once another alter boy waved insence in my face I punched him father reilly seen it service halted father gripped us slapping our head on way of alter hence I shamed my family and especially my DAD got a beating the best days of my childhood easterhouse I lived across the road at 118 wellhoose crescent Martin Crookston my name went about with the phinns Mccallums Mccaulys flynns grahams playing 2 man hunt the crescent the boundary ......the good AULD DAYS !!!!!!!!PS TYTO TORREN YOUNG TEAM OK ...LOL

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  17. I'm Mairi Ross hi ther Williams sister 7 Eddlewood rd

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    1. Hi,

      Tommy Nevin here from upstairs in the top right landing across from the Lyons family.

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  18. Anonymous2:42 pm

    I am so sad that this church has been pulled down. I was also a pupil at Blessed John Ogilvie Primary across the road in the late sixties /early seventies and have lovely memories of Father Reilly. He was a very gentle man and made all the children from the school welcome. I often went there before walking home. He always had a dog and would sit on the seat at the side of the chapel and talk to us or if he was busy we would just go inside and sit looking at the lovely altar. I remember walking up the wee hill to the front doors and looking with awe at the big statue on the side of the steeple. I also remember first Friday mass with the school when we used to belt out the school hymn "On The Battlefields of Scotland".

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  19. frances long mckellar2:50 pm

    I went to Blessed John Ogilvie from 1960- 67 I think. I remember father reilly and father fizgerald with the funny hat. We were the Long twins and lived in Inver road I remeber mrs Tevetdale and miss fox miss grace miss campbell but to mention a few happy days.

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  20. I went to Ogilvie from 76-83 and I stayed at 2 Eddlewood rd but I can't think of who you are Isobel, I'm Mark Thomson got two older brothers Paul and Steven and younger sister Audrey, we stayed in Eddlewood until 1988, great memories from that great wee road and from primary school too.

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