St Bride's Church, East Kilbride
|St Bride's Roman Catholic Church|
|Location||Whitemoss Avenue, East Kilbride|
|Dedication||Brigid of Kildare|
|Heritage designation||Category A listed building|
|Architect(s)||Gillespie, Kidd and Coia|
|Priest(s)||Parish Administrator Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk|
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 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.
The parish administrator is Fr. Rafal Sobieszuk.
- Historic Environment Scotland. "Whitemoss Avenue, St Bride's Roman Catholic Church... (Category A) (LB26630)". Retrieved 27 March 2019.