Holy Trinity & St Barnabas

Denomination:  Scottish Episcopal
Address:  St James Place, Back Snedden Street, Paisley, PA3 2AF
Local Authority:   Renfrewshire
Listing:   C

Church Overview

The construction of the church, Corner stone 1831 finished 1833 Architect James Drummond.
The Chancel, Sacristy and other offices were added in 1883 Architect David Thomson
Small hall/Choir Room was built between 1929 and 1930.
It is amongst the first Episcopal churches built in Scotland following the repeal of penal laws against the church in 1795 and is a notable example of neo-Gothic architecture for its date in Paisley. The 1833 phase is rare in its survival as many early 19th century Episcopal churches were replaced during the second half of the 19th century as the liturgical practice began to be influenced by the Oxford Movement. Unusually the building combines the early 19th century neo-Gothic style with elaborate Gothic detailing of the late 19th century and vividly illustrates the change in liturgical practice in the Scottish Episcopal Church during the course of the 19th century. The church is situated in a very prominent position in Paisley, at the head of St James Street and adds interest to the streetscape.


Sunday 10am Wednesday 10.30am

Opening Arrangements

Sunday & Wednesday mornings


Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available Disabled WC

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Holy Trinity & St Barnabas


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