St Bride’s Church includes a chancel, nave, north aisle, lady chapel, choir vestry, sacristy, north porch and tower. It was designed by G. F. Bodley, who built the chancel 1904, the nave 1907 and part of the north aisle. H O Tarbolton completed the church (1913-16), including rebuilding part of the nave and adding two north aisles and the tower. The interior scheme is mainly Bodley’s. The carved woodwork is by Scott Morton & Co. The Lady Chapel includes a stone carved Madonna and Child by Eric Gill (1915). There are five stained glass windows – ‘The Marriage at Cana’ 1920 (Edward Woore with additions by J. Ballantine in 1929) – ‘The Sorrowful Mysteries’ 1934 (Herbert Hendrie) – ‘The Nativity’ (Karl Parsons) – ‘Endurance Through Sacrifice’ 1919 (Edward Woore) – ‘St Kentigern’ 1921 (J. C. Bewsey) St Bride’s Church is also home to a two-manual Hill organ of 1865. This instrument is of particular historic interest, having been the first organ to be lawfully installed and used during worship in the Church of Scotland. It was built for Anderston Established Church (later Anderston and St. Peter’s Parish Church) and was moved to St. Bride’s in 1969.
Sunday: Sung Eucharist – 10.30am, 3rd Sunday: Choral Evensong & Benediction – 3.30pm (Not July or August) Monday: Evensong – 5.30pm, Eucharist – 6.00pm Tuesday: Eucharist – 8.15am Wednesday: Evensong – 5.30pm, Eucharist – 6.00pm Thursday: Eucharist with hymns – 10.00am 2nd Saturday: Rosary and Votive Mass of our Lady – Midday, 4th Saturday: Eucharistic Exposition – Midday, Eucharist – 12.30pm, Organ Recitals & Concerts throughout each month for details of special services please see the website
Open on the second Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to Midday, the third Sunday of the month from Midday to 3:00 pm, and on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to Midday. Open at other times on request.
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