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St Bride's Roman Catholic Church
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55°45′46″N 4°10′06″W / 55.7629°N 4.1682°W / 55.7629; -4.1682Coordinates: 55°45′46″N 4°10′06″W / 55.7629°N 4.1682°W / 55.7629; -4.1682
Location Whitemoss Avenue, East Kilbride
Country Scotland
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Status Parish Church
Dedication Brigid of Kildare
Architecture
Heritage designation Category A listed building
Architect(s) Gillespie, Kidd and Coia
Groundbreaking 1957
Completed 1964
Administration
Diocese Motherwell
Province Glasgow
Clergy
Priest(s) Parish Administrator Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk

St Bride's Roman Catholic Church is located in East Kilbride in Scotland. It was designed by the architects Gillespie, Kidd and Coia and built between 1957 and 1964.

Church building

Located near the town centre, St Bride's is one of the most recognised buildings in East Kilbride. It was built shortly after the new town of East Kilbride was begun after World War II. The congregation formerly met in St. Bride's Guild Hall in The Village district of East Kilbride. "Kilbride" itself means "Church of Bride" in Scottish Gaelic (the translation has been modernised), and the parishes or monasteries in what was once a village before the reformation were named for St. Bride of Ireland.

The building of St Bride's Church is regarded as one of the finest examples of British twentieth-century ecclesiastical architecture. The church has many unusual features within its architectural structure from the "light cannons" which illuminate the sanctuary, to its externally imposing brick mass. The church is a Category A listed building.

In 2016 restoration work was carried out.

Clergy

The parish administrator is Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk.

Deacon is Michael Ross.

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