St Simon's, Partick, Glasgow

St Simon's, Partick, Glasgow

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 33 Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow, G11 6PQ
Local Authority: Glasgow
Listing: B


Church Overview

Founded by Daniel Gallagher, famous as ‘the priest who taught David Livingstone Latin’. Built in Gothic style in 1858 by Charles O’Neill as St Peter’s, renovated in 1956 by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. Extensively refurbished 2005-08. Marble altar has a panel by Mortimer depicting Christ comforted by His Mother. Used by the Polish community since the Second World War.

Sadly, this beautiful church was entirely gutted by fire following an arson attack in 2021. Site has been purchased by housing association who plan to turn it into affordable homes.

Permanently Closed following Arson attack


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St Simon's, Partick, Glasgow


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