Paisley Cathedral

St Mirins church was founded in 1808: the current newer and bigger building was opened in 1932.

Paisley, Strathclyde

Opening times

Mass and arranged times only.


Incle Street

St Mirin Cathedral was completed in 1931 close to the site of the original church of the same name which dated from 1808. The original building was the first stone built Catholic church in post Reformation Scotland. The present building was raised to cathedral status in 1948 following the erection of the diocese in 1947. It is neo Romanesque in style with a plain sandstone exterior and an airy arched interior: its architect was Thomas Baird. The chancel is principally of Italian marble.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Roman Catholic Church

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