Welcome to the website for St. Peter’s Parish in Glasgow’s West End.
Partick boasts one of the earliest Catholic parishes to be re-established after the Reformation, and predates the Restoration of the Catholic hierarchy by two decades!
The first Mass was celebrated in 1855 near the present Merkland Street and the first church opened in Bridge Street in May 1858. This original church (now St. Simon’s) was deemed too small for the growing number of Catholics in Patrick and in 1903 the present St. Peter’s church and presbytery were opened.
Today, the parish remains a vibrant faith community and continues to attract many worshippers from an increasingly cosmopolitan West End due in no small part to the presence of the prestigious Glasgow University within the parish boundary. We are a welcoming and inclusive community with a genuine desire to make the Presence of Christ known and honoured in this part of Glasgow.