History of St Patrick's - Key Dates
1850 - St Patrick's parish established.
1896 - Foundation stone of current church was laid.
1898 - Opening of current church.
1898 - Stations of the Cross erected.
1905 - central windows gifted by the Women's Sacred Heart Society
1907 - two apse windows donated by Mrs McCafferty
1938 - Dedication of Father Lynch Memorial Altar.
1951 - Great East Window installed.
1952 - Parish reunion held for over 200 priests, parishioners and friends.
1962 - The Primary School returns to the Parish.
1976 - The Parish marked Fr O'Hara's Silver Jubilee and Archbishop Winning of Glasgow celebrated mass to mark a parishioner's 100th birthday (Katie McLaughlin).
1986 - Former parishioner, Frank Pignatelli was appointed Depute Director of Education, Strathclyde Region. Work commences on the Church to repair stonework.
1990 - The Blessed Sacrament Fathers take over the running of St Patrick's. Their tenure ended in 1998.
2000 - The new Margaret Blackwood Centre and Bield House are served from St Patrick's.
2007 - Re-opening of St Patrick's.
History of St Patrick's by Vince McGlennan
If you would like to find out more about the history of St Patrick's, we would recommend 'The History of St Patrick's, Anderston 1950 - 2010 by Vince McGlennan. Copies can be obtained from St Patrick's (after Mass) at a cost of £8.
If you are unable to visit the parish, then you can order a copy of the book by email or post. Total price of £9. Books will be dispatched on receipt of a cheque made out to St Patrick's Church.
Many thanks to Vince and parishioners for providing photographs and information for this section of the website.
Click on the photo to read a guide to our beautiful building.
Click on the photo above to find out more about the life of St Patrick's.