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3rd November 2004


Friday 29 October 2004  
Re-dedication of the newly restored St. Sophia s Roman Catholic Church in  

This Sunday (31 October 2004) at 4pm the local Catholic community of Galston  
will gather together and celebrate the reopening of Saint Sophia s church.  

Saint Sophia s, a striking red brick Byzantine-style church built by the  
third Marquis of Bute and completed in 1886 was forced to close its doors in  
1999 after a section of the roof collapsed.  

Over the last year extensive renovation work has been carried out on the  
Category A listed building with funding from Historic Scotland, the Heritage  
Lottery Fund and the local community.  

The Bishop of Galloway Right Reverend John Cunningham will lead the  
rededication Mass on Sunday afternoon.  

Commenting on the reopening, Bishop Cunningham said: This is a wonderful  
occasion for the people of Galston and in particular the parishioners of  
Saint Sophia s who have waited 5 years for this day to arrive. It is a  
pleasure and honour to celebrate Mass in this remarkable church and I pray  
that Saint Sophia s will continue to live and breathe in the heart of this  
proud community.  


1. You are invited to send a photographer a long to the proceedings, which  
will begin at 4pm.  
2. Address:Saint Sophia s Church, Bentinck Street, Galston KA4 8HT.  
3. Parish Priest Father Martin Poland, telephone number 01563-820-339.  
4. Photographer Paul McSherry will be taking pictures. For copies (fee  
attached) contact Paul McSherry on 07770393960.  

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