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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.

St Bride's Roman Catholic Church
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St Bride's Roman Catholic Church is located in South Lanarkshire
St Bride's Roman Catholic Church
St Bride's Roman Catholic Church
Location of St Bride's in South Lanarkshire
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
LocationWhitemoss Avenue, East Kilbride
CountryScotland
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusParish Church
DedicationBrigid of Kildare
Architecture
Heritage designationCategory A listed building
Architect(s)Gillespie, Kidd and Coia
Groundbreaking1957
Completed1964
Administration
DioceseMotherwell
ProvinceGlasgow
Clergy
Priest(s)Parish Administrator Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk

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Church buildingEdit

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.[citation needed] The church building is undergoing plans, as of March 2012, to try and refurbish the church to make it more lively and revered[clarification needed]. The church has many odd 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.

ClergyEdit

The parish administrator is Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk.

ReferencesEdit

  • Historic Environment Scotland. "Whitemoss Avenue, St Bride's Roman Catholic Church...  (Category A) (LB26630)". Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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