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St Andrew's Cathedral

St Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

St Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow

As a consequence of the Reformation, Roman Catholic worship in Glasgow had to be undertaken surreptitiously. However by the end of the 18th C., and with the influx of Irish immigrants, there soon became a need for a Roman Catholic church. Completed in 1817, St Andrew's Church was designed by James Gillespie Graham (1776 - 1855) and lies on the banks of the River Clyde in Clyde Street. It was built in the Gothic style and can hold in excess of 2000 worshippers. It was designated a cathedral in 1889.


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