Our parish is currently celebrating 70 years of existence; it was founded on 23 October 1946. We are focussing on the theme of ‘The Bridge’ – taken from a suggestion that the bridge which used to cross the burn near to where our church stands today was once used by Bishops of Glasgow on their travels form the Bishop’s residence at Cadder to the Cathedral in Glasgow. For St. Matthew’s parish, the theme of ‘The Bridge’ highlights our mission of outreach – the God, and to all people. The parish aims to be a bridge which helps people to reach out to God, and for us to reach out to and be reached by all people. This website aims to highlight how this outreach operates in our parish
We hope you will find here all the information you need about the parish: times of Masses and other services, parish clergy, and parish history, plans and projects. Information on parish groups and organisations will be found under the appropriate group headings. There are details of how the parish organises preparation for sacraments for children and adults, a guide on how to arrange baptisms, weddings, details for making bookings for the parish hall, and various catechetical and other resources – and something about our patron, St. Matthew and the history of the parish.
There are links to external sites: would you like to see something added to the site? Let us know.
You’ve visited our website: we’d love you to visit our parish.
Canon Robert J Hill,
Parish Priest, St Matthew’s