St Mary's Calton Church :: Shared Description

Formally known as St Mary of the Assumption, but better known locally as St Mary's Calton LinkExternal link .

St Mary’s Roman Catholic church on Abercromby Street in Calton is where Brother Walfrid NS6163 : Brother Walfrid statue at Celtic Park convened a meeting in November 1887 to discuss the formation of a football club able to support the city’s poor and destitute*. The aim was to raise funds "for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed".

Celtic Football Club NS6163 : Celtic Park was the result. The rest is history.

The Caregory A Listed building LinkExternal link was designed by Goldie and Child of London and was built in 1841-2. It is the second oldest RC church in Glasgow.

On August 15th 2009, the church was created Pro-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Glasgow during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mario Conti and served as pro-Cathedral until 10th April 2011 when St Andrew’s was reopened.

* The meeting was held in the church hall which no longer exists.
by Thomas Nugent
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NS6064 : St Mary's RC Parish Church by Thomas Nugent
NS6064 : St Mary's RC Church by Thomas Nugent
NS6164 : Glasgow rooftops - Celtic Park by Thomas Nugent
NS5965 : Glasgow rooftops by Thomas Nugent
NS6163 : Brother Walfrid statue at Celtic Park by Thomas Nugent
NS6064 : St Mary's RC Church by Thomas Nugent
NS6064 : St Mary's RC Parish Church by Thomas Nugent
NS6064 : St Mary's RC Church by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Thu, 6 Jun 2013, Updated: Sun, 10 Jun 2018

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