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Exhibit in Civic Centre

Added on 22 October 2019

Helensburgh Christian Heritage

An Exhibit curated by Nigel Allan for the Helensburgh Heritage Trust

In the Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street

Open  Weekdays 10-5, until Spring.

In the western world our heritage and society are based on Judaeo-Christian traditions  and values. The  exhibition traces the journey of Christianity in the Helensburgh area from Celtic times as evidenced by St. Mahew's Chapel in Cardross and the remains of St. Michael's Chapel in Faslane. The journey continues through the medievil period to the Reformation with artefacts displayed from the parishes of Cardross and Rhu and the later development into what is now the parish church of Helensburgh with its pedigree shown on a displayed roll. The historical background to other denominations in the town, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, United Reformed and Baptist are also shown as well as the current witness of all traditions to the Christian message in their different activities and outreach.