Information For Visitors To St Bride's

Parishioners of St Bride's are very proud of the building and its international architectural reputation. We welcome many visitors each year coming from all over the globe. Visits to the church are staffed by parish volunteers, so it would help greatly if you could plan your visit to arrive at a time when the church is normally open. You need an accompanying guide to visit several areas of the church, e.g. the balcony, which are normally secure.

The church is open daily for services (see Mass Times below) but, for security reasons, the church is locked at other times. The church normally opens approximately 1 hour before services and closes approximately half an hour after services. Visitors are welcome to attend services to see how the building functions as a church. However, St Bride's is a working church and we ask that visitors who are present while services are in progress stay seated in the nave, act respectfully (e.g. males should remove headwear), stay silent unless joining us in prayer, and do not take photographs. There will be plenty of opportunity to walk around the church and take photographs before or after services.

If you would like to visit the church and would like a guided tour, you should make an arrangement by sending an e-mail to The parish will do their best to accommodate your plans.

Mass Times

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - normally lasts 30-40 minutes

Saturday: 6:00pm Vigil Mass for the Sabbath - normally lasts 1 hour

Sunday: 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:00pm - each Mass normally lasts 1 hour

See also: Our Bulletins page.


There is a ramp from Whitemoss Avenue to the Piazza (and the main door). There is also a ramp down from Platthorn Drive to the 'sacristy' entrance. There is a gate between the Piazza and Platthorn Drive - this gate is locked except at the time of services.

Inside the church, there is an access ramp at the back leading down into the nave. Access to the balcony is only via a spiral staircase. Access to the underground passageway between sacristy and chapel house is via a set of steep stairs.

During visits to St Bride's all areas of the church can be visited with the permission of your guide, including the pulpit. We would ask however that you do not go on the high altar.


There is a parish car park behind the pastoral centre and also a few parking spaces in front of the centre itself. Be aware of parking restriction notices for Platthorn Drive. St Bride's will not be responsible for any parking fines and vehicles are left at their owners' risk.


East Kilbride train station is a 15-minute walk from St. Bride's, with trains every 30 minutes to and from Glasgow Central. First Glasgow bus services 6 and 18 (from Glasgow city centre) stop on Whitemoss Avenue (immediately outside St Bride's) while other bus services stop at East Kilbride town centre bus station which is a 10-minute walk from the church. More travel information can be found at

See also: Our Find Us page.


There is no charge to visit St Bride's RC Church. However, we do rely on donations to maintain the fabric of the listed building complex. We have just undertaken a major renovation project for the church which cost £2.2 million and we will be repaying for several years a significant loan which part financed the renovation. There is a 'Building Fund' donation box inset into the wall just inside the main entrance from the piazza. All donations are very welcome.

See also: Our Donate page.