In pictures: St John’s Church in Oxgangs is demolished

Picture: Christine Vincenti

Picture: Christine Vincenti

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Work has began to demolish St John’s Church in Oxgangs with a new supermarket to be built on the site.

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The church is to be replaced by a supermarket. Picture; Christine Vincenti

The church is to be replaced by a supermarket. Picture; Christine Vincenti

Falling congregation numbers and rising costs meant that St John’s Church would join with Colinton Mains Parish.

The church opened in 1956 and has been a community hub for numerous groups and organisations as well as the church congregation have met for more than half a century.

Pics: Christine Vincenti

Pics: Christine Vincenti