St Charles Borromeo Oratory, North Kelvinside, Glasgow

St Charles Borromeo Oratory, North Kelvinside, Glasgow

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 1 Kelvinside Gardens, Glasgow, G20 6BG
Local Authority: Glasgow
Listing: B

Church Overview

Designed by Andy MacMillan and Izzy Metstein of Gillespie Kidd & Coia for a tight, steep hillside site and built 1959-60. The most notable internal feature is the facetted concrete roof. The church contains excellent sculptures by Benno Schotz: bronze altar frontal, crucifix and lampholder and twelve terracotta Stations of the Cross based on parishioners and friends of Schotz. The concrete tower acts as a spire and sits seperately to the north of the church next to the presbytery, a large red sandstone building.


Monday to Friday at 10a.m. and Mass on a Sunday at Midday.

Opening Arrangements

Open 9.00-10.30am Monday to Saturday


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St Charles Borromeo Oratory, North Kelvinside, Glasgow


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