St George's-Tron Church, Glasgow

St George's-Tron Church, Glasgow

At the busy end of Buchannan Street is Nelson Mandela Place and you will find here the St George’s Tron Church which is the oldest building on the square.

The original church was built in 1687 but soon became too small for the parish’s growing population. Today’s church was built in 1808 by William Stark in the Baroque style. When the building was completed there were statues of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John on top of the bell tower, but these have been replaced by the impressive obelisk that stands over the ribbed dome and clock tower.

Between the time of its construction and 1940 the church was called St George’s Parish Church, but then it merged with Tron St Anne and took its present name.

The interior of the church is modern and light with arched lead-panelled windows and soft fixed lighting in the flat ceiling. The interior is plain and decoration is minimal, with its semicircular gallery overlooking the main aisle and altar.

It is truly a place of worship, although visitors are welcome to take part in the interesting services. The church has a book shop that sells Christian books and magazines and religious items, such as silver jewellery and postcards. Several times a week events are held in the church, including music concerts at lunchtimes.

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Sight Name: St George's-Tron Church
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland (See walking tours in Glasgow)
Sight Type: Religious
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