St Joseph's RC Church, Aberdeen

St Joseph's RC Church, Aberdeen

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 2 Tanfield Walk, Aberdeen, AB24 4AQ
Local Authority: Aberdeen

Church Overview

St Joseph’s was built by Charles ‘Priest’ Gordon in 1842 to meet the needs of the Irish immigrants arriving to work in local textile mills. It was a traditional church built of granite with a slate roof and a single central aisle. A new chancel with cupola was added in 1899. To provide additional seating, the small porch was replaced in 2011 by a spacious foyer and with ‘modern’ green roof.

Major renovation work in 2014 addressed wood rot, replaced the roof slates and the windows. New heating and lighting were installed, with improved insulation and ventilation.

The building was been in continuous use as a Catholic Church and serves a growing, ethnically diverse congregation.


Sunday 11.30 am and 7.30 pm (Polish),

Monday & Friday 7.00 pm,

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 9.30 am.

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

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St Joseph's RC Church, Aberdeen


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