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Cathcart Trinity Church
Cathcart Trinity Parish Church
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55°48′55″N 4°15′56″W / 55.815296°N 4.265642°W / 55.815296; -4.265642
Location Glasgow
Country Scotland
Denomination Church of Scotland
Website Church Website
Status Active
Founder(s) United Presbyterian Church
Functional status Parish church
Architect(s) William Gardner Rowan
Architectural type Church
Style Neo-Gothic
Years built 1893-1894
Groundbreaking 8 April 1893
Completed 3 May 1894
Parish Cathcart
Presbytery Presbytery of Glasgow

Cathcart Trinity Church is one of two Church of Scotland Parish churchs in the Cathcart area of Glasgow.

History of the building

The church was designed by William Gardner Rowan in a richly decorated Neo-Gothic style. The foundations tone was laid on 8 April 1893, with the building being completed year later, officially opening on 3 May 1894. The old church hall was the original church, having been built in 1889. Another hall, named the Buchanan Hall, was built in 1912.


The church includes an elaborate pinnacled buttressed front, that includes a central window with Art Nouveau stained glass above centre door. A ventilator tower was also added to the slated roof.

History of the Congregation

The church was founded as the Cathcart United Presbyterian Church. After the United Presbyterian Church united with the Free Church of Scotland in 1900 to form the United Free Church of Scotland, the church was renamed the Cathcart United Free Church. The congregation became part of the Church of Scotland in 1929, after the merger of the denominations. It was then renamed Cathcart South Church. In November 2002, the congregation of Cathcart New Church united with Cathcart South to form the Cathcart Trinity congregation. The old Cathcart South church building was retained as the official parish church building, while the Cathcart New building was sold and converted into flats.

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