St Sophia

This distinctive church was created by architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson and was constructed 1885-6.

Galston, Strathclyde

Opening times

Open by arrangement.

Address

Bentinck Street
Galston
Strathclyde
KA4 8HT

The third Marquess of Bute, a wealthy Catholic convert, commissioned Anderson to enhance Galston with a touch of Byzantine exoticism, so St Sophia echoes aspects of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

While the red brick glows when bathed in a sunset, the interior has calming white walls, and elegant arches with lines that swoop within its cruciform structure.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Roman Catholic Church

Contact information

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