Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow

Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow

Denomination: Jewish
Address: 129 Hill Street, Glasgow, G3 6UB
Local Authority: Glasgow
Listing: A

Church Overview

Opened in 1879, the first purpose-built synagogue in Scotland. It was designed by John McLeod of Glasgow in Romanesque-cum-Byzantine style. A round-arched portal with highly decorated orders leads to the body of the synagogue. Ladies’ gallery is carried on octagonal piers with ornate Byzantine capitals. Stained glass by J B Bennet & Sons. Refurbished in 1996.


Saturday 10.00am, Jewish Festivals 9.30am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

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Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow


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