St Andrew's Redesign project

Our vision - The Redesign

St Andrew’s Parish Church has a unique place in our city’s heritage. Built by the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee and the Three United Trades of Dundee in 1774, it is a listed place of worship with 18th century architecture, magnificent stained glass windows and incorporating the historic Glasite Kirk, an octagonal building dating from the 18th century and now used as a hall and meeting place. These church buildings are all set in beautiful gardens, maintained by volunteers and members of our congregation and still enjoyed for nearly 250 years by the people of Dundee.

Our church will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2024 and in preparation for this celebration we are looking to undertake a programme of building improvements to upgrade our facilities -environmental upgrades to create a more energy-efficient building, improve access to the building for the general public - including new entrance areas, a disabled lift and better access to our community garden.



We hope to achieve the following outcomes in our building redesign project: 

Improved facilities for all generations using the church for worship and fellowship and gain support through one another;

Accessibility for all, to each area of the church and buildings; 

Increase interaction with the local community and provide a truly community-wide facility and meeting space; 

A welcoming meeting place that is used by the St Andrews Family Support Project - a project where young parents under 21, with their children, have an opportunity to meet together, receive support and guidance on future training and educational pathways; 

A meeting space, centrally located  in the city for the various support groups who use the halls, offering easy access, modern facilities and up to date technology;

The project falls into 3 phases: 

Phase 1 being works in the church itself, which include a redesign of the chancel area to include full disabled access, refurbishment of the pulpit and balustrades plus new, movable chancel furniture to maximise flexibility of this space.  Full internal decoration of the main worship space is including new carpeting and adapting existing pews to include wheelchair friendly spaces too. Provision has been made also, for full roof insulation.   Estimates for phase 1 work are in the region of £275,000.

Phase 2 covers works to the adjoining and historic Glasite Hall.  This includes removal of the existing structure and construction of a new extension with rendered external walls, zinc roof, timber upper floors, allowance for windows and external doors, simple internal finishes including carpet/vinyl to floors, plasterboard walls and ceilings, partial tiling in toilet and kitchen areas, and a provisional sum for kitchen and office fittings, plumbing, heating, power, lighting, alarm system and ventilation.  Furthermore this phase includes alteration to internal walls, new partitions, and doors required to suit the new plan, opening of existing staircase at lower level and finishes, a new lift and lift shaft.  On the external side, resurfacing of the existing car park, surface water drainage and lighting, formation of paths and a planter bed within the car park and a new pedestrian entrance to the car park from street level.    Estimates for phase 2 works are in the region of £485,000.

Phase 3 includes work to the Cloisters area linking the church to the suite of halls.  Works here include removal of the existing screen, remove the open canopy structure, then to extend the ground slab and roof over the new cloister, rendered masonry and glazed screen forming an external wall, and allowance for simple internal finishes including carpet/vinyl to floors, plasterboard walls and ceilings, partial tiling in the toilet and kitchen areas, and an allowance for works including underfloor heating, alterations to power, lighting and alarm systems.  Furthermore the addition of a new doorway to the Secret Garden and install a glass bi-fold door, form new doors and borrowed lights linking the St Andrew’s Hall with the Cloister area, reopen the existing doorway to link the Cloister area to the original church and install traditional pattern timber glazed doors.  Allowance is made for insulation to the roof, replacement of floor coverings and redecoration within the Vestry and adjacent rooms.  In all, the estimate for this phase of work is approximately £215,000.

Fundraising Events:

We have various fundraising events planned for the coming months with all funds raised going towards the 250 Redesign Project: 

Charity car parking
Christmas fayre
Calendar sales
Etc etc….

We have already raised £50,000 with generous donations from the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, Fraternity of Masters & seamen, William S Phillips Trust and the Tay Charitable Trust and The Baird Trust plus generous contributions from our congregation.

Ways to DONATE

If you would like to make a donation towards our 250 fund there are several ways to do this:  A 250 fund bankers order form - you can download this below.

Cheques can be paid to St Andrew’s Parish Church and sent to St Andrew’s Parish Church, 2 King Street, Dundee DD1 2JB

By putting your donation in one of our green 250 Fund envelopes located at the church entrances and placing this in the open plate offering.

By text: Text KIRK01 £?? to 70070 to donate to St Andrew's 250 Fund. (You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by text message.) 

Or through the following websites:

‘Donate Online’ option - taking you to the link for:

If you use online shopping you could also be raising funds for St Andrews - follow this link:


Our redesign committee members and their roles:

Chairperson tbc

Lindsay McCallum                           Finance

Ron Chimiak                                   Project Co-ordinator

Sheila Valentine                              Technical team

Evelyn Scanlan                               Communication

Alex Gibson                                    Technical team

Garry Collins                                  Fundraising

Claire Andrews                               Administration