St Patrick's, Anderston, Glasgow

St Patrick's, Anderston, Glasgow

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 137 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8UR
Local Authority: Glasgow
Listing: B


Church Overview

Designed by renowned London architect Peter Paul Pugin in early decorated Gothic style, St Patrick’s opened for worship in 1898. One of the most striking of the many features within the church is the high altar of white marble, supported on six columns of Connemara marble with floreated capitals. The throne is surmounted by a magnificent cupola of Caen stone. Richly decorated altar and reredos and magnificent great east window designed by the firm of John Hardman of Birmingham.

Current JW Walker organ incorporates some of the original Henry Willis organ pipework after the latter was removed in 2008. Urban clearances in the 1960s to make way for a new motorway, that now passes within a few feet of the building, resulted in St Patrick’s being one of the few 19th century buildings remaining in Anderston.


Vigil (Sat) 6pm; Sunday 10.00am
Monday to Saturday: Mass 9.30am 

various daily services

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 8.00am-5.00pm except Wednesday 8.00am-12noon

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf

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St Patrick's, Anderston, Glasgow


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