St Andrew's Redesign project

250 Fund Redesign Project – Phase 1 Completed!

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.


On behalf of the Redesign Committee, our sincere thanks to everyone who has helped raise the £100,000 needed for the new lift. We are extremely grateful to so many people over the past four years for all their donations and support.

Our sincere thanks go to the members of our congregation, who have been generous supporters throughout. Also to our Guild, our 15th Girls’ Brigade, our Sunday School and Sunday Seekers and to our Flower Committee. We received very generous legacies from the late Miss Effie Joyce and the late Mr & Mrs Andrew Swinton as well as substantial donations from the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee. We greatly appreciate the contributions also received from the Three United Trades, the Fraternity of Masters & Seamen, the Alexander Moncur Trust, the Tay Charitable Trust, the William S Phillips Fund, the Hugh Fraser Foundation, the Baird Trust and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.


Our thanks go to the wider circle of family, friends and supporters at our many fundraising events – at the Race Nights, the Quiz Nights, the Fashion Show, the Charity Car Park, the Open Gardens scheme, the sale of Church Calendars, Christmas Cards and old clothes, the proceeds of David Pirie’s Poetry books, the sponsored cycle ride to Arbroath, the sale of teas and coffees, the Loose Change jar and all other donations gratefully received, both large and small -  all under the watchful eye of our 250 Fund mascot bear - Stanley.

Finally, thanks go to my fellow members of the Redesign Committee - Ron Chimiak, Evelyn Scanlan Alex Gibson, Peter Davidson, Sheila Valentine and Garry Collins, for all their efforts.

Without everyone’s hard work, the lift would simply not have got off the ground. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this project happen.

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:

Ron Chimiak                                   Project Co-ordinator

Sheila Valentine                              Technical team

Evelyn Scanlan                               Communication

Alex Gibson                                    Technical team

Peter Davidson                               Technical team