St Ninian's, Gourock

St Ninian's, Gourock

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 18 Royal Street, Gourock, PA19 1PN
Local Authority: Inverclyde

Church Overview

Gourock formed part of the pre-Reformation parish of Inverkip, mentioned in Papal registers of 1216-27. In 1878 Archbishop Eyre of Glasgow arranged for the construction of a chapel-school to be dedicated to St Ninian. The foundation stone was laid in 1879. Extended 1982 for the visit to Scotland of Pope John Paul II, the altar contains marble from the papal altar at Bellahouston. Mosaics by Frank Tritschler, stained glass by Dom Ninian Sloan of Pluscarden Abbey, and a chasuble fashioned from an original Paisley shawl by Debbie Gonet. Small museum.


Sunday Mass: 9.30am and 11.30am; daily 10.00am and Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30pm

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 9.00am-6.00pm

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

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St Ninian's, Gourock


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