St Mary's, Calton, Glasgow

St Mary's, Calton, Glasgow

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 89 Abercromby Street, Glasgow, G40 2DQ
Local Authority: Glasgow
Listing: A


Church Overview

Large and handsome Italianate church erroneously ascribed by the Parish Centenary History to Goldie and Child of London, 1841-2. The similarity of the building to that of Saint Margaret’s Airdrie (1836) is currently being investigated as a possible answer to the question of the original architects/builders. The Firm Goldie and Childe did make major changes and renovated the church in 1877 in anticipation of the Restoration of the Hierarchy in Scotland in 1878. The classical façade has a projecting porch and a large pediment, topped by a slender oblong belfry. A sculptured pair of winged figures holding a gilded cross adorn the pediment. The interior is arcaded and galleried with three altars. Queen Street low level trains heading East travel through Bellgrove Station where you should alight and climb the stairs, turn left and continue across Gallowgate to the church which is on the left (about two minutes walk)


Monday – Saturday: Daily Mass 8.00 am and 12.15 pm.

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.00 pm.

Sunday Mass 9.30, 11.30 am and 6.00 pm (signed for deaf people).

Opening Arrangements

Open daily: Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm (later in summer)

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. (a free history of the church is available to visitors – please ask) toilets available (open only during services)

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St Mary's, Calton, Glasgow


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