Many churches in Glasgow and the surrounding area are opening their doors to visitors as well as holding traditional services during this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which runs from January 18 to 25.

Here’s our run-down on what’s happening and where:

Service at 6.30 pm on Sunday 22nd at New Wellwynd Church.
Services at 12.30 pm as follows: Wednesday 18th, Salvation Army Citadel; Thursday 19th, St Paul & St John’s; Friday 20th, Flowerhill Church; Saturday 21st, St Columba’s; Monday 23d, The High Kirk; Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th to be arranged.

Service at Alexandria Parish Church, 1 Lomond Road, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8SJ, on Sunday January 22 at 3pm.

Midday prayer followed by soup each day from Monday 23 to Friday 26 at Holy Name Episcopal Church, 15 Fleming Road, Cumbernauld G67 1LJ.


‘Local congregations have agreed to make their buildings open during this week, with a view of allowing us all to see what takes place in the sacred spaces of our brothers and sisters.’

Renfield St Stephen’s have a lunchtime service at 1pm on Wednesday 18th based on the ‘Week of Prayer’ materials. Our doors will be open from 2.30 – 4.30pm and again from 6 – 7.30pm with a time of prayer at 7pm.

St Aloysius, Garnethill, will be open to all on Thursday, 19th January at 7.00pm for a prayerful tour of the church, thence to a cup of tea etc.

Anderston Kelvingrove offers to be open on Friday, 20 January, from 2-5 p.m. We will tour the building, used by several church organizations and community groups, followed by tea/coffee and a brief prayer for Christian Unity.

St Patrick’s, Anderston, is open each day from 8am until 5pm (with the exception of Wednesday, when we close at 12 noon) so anyone can drop in at anytime. We offer more personal welcome with tours from 11am on Saturday 21st January, from 11am until 1pm, with perhaps an informal service based on the Week of Prayer leaflet at around 12.45.

The Quaker Meeting House will be open between 2.30 and 5.30 on Sunday 22 January. We will have an exhibit on Elizabeth Fry, information sheets about their building, and some of its former users, host 15 minute Meetings for Worship based on silence at times during the afternoon, and offer some refreshments.

St Andrew’s Cathedral in Clyde Street is open any weekday for a visit. On Monday 23rd January, from 3-4pm, there will be a guided visit and short prayer service for Christian Unity, followed by refreshments.

Service at Victoria Church, Tollcross Road, Glasgow G32 8HD, on  Monday, 23 January at 7.30pm.

Service at St Mary Immaculate Church, 150 Shawhill Road, Glasgow G43 1SY, on  Sunday January 22 at 7pm.