On a mission to make and grow disciples

Church planting

There are almost 600,000 people living in the city of Glasgow.  The vast majority don't know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.  In our research we have discovered that there are between 9,000 and 11,000 people who attend 'broadly evangelical' churches in the city.  That's 1.5% to 1.8% of the city's population.  We could get them all in 'The Hydro'.  We've also discovered that the more deprived parts of the city are the least churched parts of the city.
"The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost" [ Luke 19:10 ] and there is great lostness in our city.  There is a great need for gospel growth and for the planting of gospel churches in our city.  The Google map below provides data on all of the Council wards in Glasgow and also maps the 'broadly evangelical' churches in the city.  We hope it will encourage prayer for the great needs of the city of Glasgow and that it might inspire and support church planting efforts in the city.  If you are interested in getting involved with church planting in some of the most needy areas in Glasgow, there are some suggestions for getting involved on the 20Schemes Barlanark church plant page.

Glasgow and evangelical churches

Demographics data for each ward can be viewed by clicking on the electoral ward.  Church related data can be viewed by clicking on any of the church markers.

This map contains summary data collected by telephoning broadly evangelical churches across Glasgow, data taken from the 2012 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) rank, and data summarised from the 2011 Scottish Census.  The boundary lines for the Glasgow electoral wards were extracted from the 2014 wards defined in the boundary line package supplied by the Ordnance Survey (OS).  The postcode to electoral ward mapping was taken from the 2014 code point OS package.  This mapping was used to associated the SIMD postcodes with electoral wards.

Churches are shown in purple and marked as "Estimated" where no data was directly available from the church in question.  These estimations represent a best estimate and can be replaced as soon as data become available.  While great care has been taken to survey all broadly evangelical churches within the Glasgow wards, it is possible that some churches might have been missed.  Please get in touch to highlight any missing church groups.
  • Additional notes, discussing the demographics across the wards and the definitions used (pdf).
  • Presentation of the results during the 07/03/2015 West of Scotland Gospel Partnership meeting (pdf).
  • Summary data for each Glasgow electoral ward (csv,xlsx).
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