St Columba’s Church

St Columba's Church

St Columba’s Church

This ‘A’  listed building was  designed by Jack Coia,  Construction of the church began before the 2nd World War broke out and was completed in 1941.It is said that the parishioners paid sixpence per brick to enable the church to be built.

The church originated as a mission for St Joseph’s , with a  hall being built in Cameron Street in 1877. St Columba’s became a separate parish in 1906 and their school was opened that year in Hopehill Road.

 

Stations of the Cross, by Hugh Crawford

Stations of the Cross, by Hugh Crawford

The interior contains  panels of the Stations of the Cross by Hugh Adam Crawford, which were transferred from the Catholic Pavilion at the 1938  Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park, and a crucifix  by Benno Schotz

When St Joseph’s closed in the 1980‘s some members of the congregation transferred  to St Aloysius’ in Garnethill.  Others came to St Columba’s and the building retains a historical link with the original Catholic community of the area.