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Order of Service Sunday 22nd September

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The Gate is a local Charity set up to prevent or relieve poverty and improve the conditions of life of people who are marginalized, facing exclusion, vulnerable or homeless in the Clackmannanshire area. We do this by undertaking projects which offer practical help. Presently, our primary projects are a Soup Pot, Starter Packs for homeless people going into their first tenancy, and a Food bank, which runs on a referral system.

Our organizational aim is to establish a community centre and a range of activities primarily focused on those who are disadvantaged in our community. The centre will include a drop in café type venue, office, training kitchen, showers, laundry, medical room and project work space. It will also house the Food bank.

Our Vision is to serve the needs of the community by offering practical help and choices for positive change. We will provide a safe and welcoming environment that is open to all, particularly the vulnerable, marginalised and homeless. A place where everyone will be treated equally, with dignity and recognized for their individual unique worth. We will work to provide opportunities to build confidence, release potential and realise aspirations that all have an equal place in our community.

The Gate Centre is located in the heart of Alloa town centre in the former North Church building and will provide a range of services to meet the needs of our community.

Alloa Ludgate Focus

The church magazine, Focus, is published 4 times a year, as a printed paper document.
It is distributed throughout the parish to church members.


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Please note that for privacy reasons certain personal information is hidden in the online edition of the magazine. Also, for copyright reasons some published articles may have to be omitted.




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Stained Glass Windows

The  three main stained glass windows are all the work of Charles Eamer Kempe of London, and bear his 'wheatsheaf' signature.

Main Chancel : Thomson memorial - The Crucifixion

East Chancel: Proctor Memorial - Christ in the Temple

West Chancel : Cowan Memorial - The Annunciation

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Designed by Peddie & Kinnear, this elaborate church replaced a much simpler 18th century building. Early French Gothic in style, it has a tall bell-tower, originally with a spire though without bells. In 1902 Scots late Gothic transepts and a pine and marble sanctuary with an elaborate pulpit by A G Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, who had also designed Greenfield for David Thomson, were added; David Thomson and his brother John Thomson Paton paid for this work.

The main chancel window is in memory of their parents, while the west and east transept windows were given by the Procters, another branch of the Paton family. All three windows are by C E Kempe.

The pipe organ of 1904 by Messrs Lewis and Co, also given by the Thomsons, remains intact and in fine condition. The adjacent church hall was designed by the Alloa architect Adam frame in 1891.

Building Date: 1863-4, 1902


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