Stories to inspire and inform

Easing Into It

19 April 2021|

As we begin to welcome guests back into our City-Centre Project building, and look towards rebuilding our more regular services following the upheaval of the past year, Clare O'Sullivan shares some of the things that we at Glasgow City Mission are looking forward to about the prospect of incrementally returning to long-anticipated degrees of normality.

Being Real

12 April 2021|

Chaplain Marion Carson reflects on the words of Paul in the book of Romans and ponders some of the realities life can often bring; times of joy and times of sadness.

Coffee morning

5 April 2021|

A weekly coffee morning over Zoom is creating stronger bonds between parents at our Child and Family Centre. Adult Worker James explains more.

92 nights

22 March 2021|

One of the guests stayed at the Overnight Welcome Centre for 92 nights. His case was complex but the team didn't give up. Read our latest blog from Overnight Welcome Centre Manager Elyse MacKinnon, as the team prepares to close its doors following a difficult but rewarding four months of providing a safe place for the city's homeless.

The Tip of the Iceberg

9 March 2021|

Project Worker Anthea is a qualified counsellor, and has been working with guests on a one to one basis during lockdown. Read her powerful take on how anger is very often an indicator of a larger picture, with the root cause stretching back as far as childhood, and how working through these emotions can relieve an individual from feeling like their future will be defined by their past.

Waiting for Spring

1 March 2021|

Clare O'Sullivan, Urban Coordinator in our City Centre Project building, draws parallels between the joy of a new found hobby, and the Hand of God moving in the lives of our guests as we look forward to better and brighter times.

Let’s Talk Dinner.

22 February 2021|

This week, Elyse talks about the importance of food and hospitality and the impact they have had during this year's season at the Overnight Welcome Centre.

15 February 2021|

Marion Carson takes encouragement from the story of Moses and draws parallels with the outlook of the Hebrew people and how our outlook might be during these difficult times.

When will I see you again?

8 February 2021|

 I am the marketing and fundraising manager at Glasgow City Mission and I’ve been reflecting on the impact Covid-19 has had on my working life. As a result of the pandemic I’ve been reading more books [...]

Reflection on Psalms 22-24

1 February 2021|

As we continue to navigate through this challenging time of lockdown and restriction, and with the tentative and daring hope of vaccination increasingly growing, Glasgow City Mission CEO Charles Maasz draws real-life parallels with this scripture from the Psalms and reminds us that our greatest hope is even bigger than the restoration of normal life.

From A Lorry to Hope

25 January 2021|

Elyse MacKinnon reflects on the role that she and others play in ensuring guests at the Overnight Welcome Centre are greeted with the love, respect and kindness that is being asked of us as followers of Christ.

A New Year

18 January 2021|

As we pass the half-way point of the first month in the new year, James Hawthorn from the Child & Family Centre highlights some key moments from our work in Govan during 2020.


15 January 2021|

The following is a prayer written by Glasgow City Mission Chaplain Marion Carson:   Gracious God, In these days of isolation and darkness We remember that you are always with us. You never leave us. Thank [...]

Here we are again.

11 January 2021|

As we enter a new level of increasingly tight restrictions, Marion Carson encourages us to look at the opportunity presented before us during these challenging times.

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