Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is today a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Glasgow. The title cathedral is honorific and historic. The congregation is part of the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is located north of High Street and east of Cathedral Street, beside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

History

The history of the cathedral is linked with that of the city, and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt. Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy gives an account of the kirk.

Built before the Reformation and serving as the seat of the Bishop and later the Archbishop of Glasgow, the building is a superb example of Scottish Gothic architecture. It is also one of the few Scottish medieval churches (and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland) to have survived the Reformation unroofed. The rood screen is also a very rare survivor in Scottish churches.

Technically, the building is no longer a cathedral, since it has not been the seat of a bishop since 1690. However, like other pre-Reformation cathedrals in Scotland, it is still a place of active Christian worship, hosting a Church of Scotland congregation. The current minister (since 15 February 2007) is the Rev Laurence A. B. Whitley, PhD, who was previously minister at Montrose Old and St Andrew’s Parish Church. The previous minister was the Very Rev William Morris, who was minister from 1967 until retiring in November 2005. The building itself is in the ownership of the Crown, is maintained by Historic Scotland, and is a popular destination for tourists.

University of Glasgow

Шаблон:Main William Turnbull, Bishop of Glasgow between 1448 and 1454, was primarily responsible for the foundation of the University of Glasgow in 1451, which started classes within the precinct of the Cathedral. The Bishops of Glasgow subsequently served as Chancellors of the University for around two hundred years, until the Civil War. In 1460, the University moved out of the Cathedral to an adjacent site on the East Side of the High Street, before moving to its current home on Gilmorehill in 1870.

Other cathedrals in Glasgow

Other cathedrals in Glasgow are St. Andrew's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), St. Mary's Cathedral (Scottish Episcopal) and St Luke's Cathedral (Greek Orthodox).

List of ministers

in the Crypt of Glasgow Cathedral (more accurately, the Lower Church of Glasgow Cathedral), by the Dalziel Brothers, after Sir Walter Scott's novel, Rob Roy.]]

  • Archibald Inglis (1685-1687)
  • Ralph Rodger (1687-1689)
  • James Brown (1690-1714)
  • George Campbell (1715-1748)
  • John Hamilton (1749-1780)
  • William Taylor (1780-1823)
  • Duncan Macfarlan (1824-1857)
  • John Robertson (1858-1865)
  • George Stewart Burns (1865-1896)
  • Pearson McAdam Muir (1896-1915)
  • James McGibbon (1916-1922)
  • Lauchlan Maclean Watt (1923-1944)
  • Neville Davidson (1945-1967)
  • William Morris (1967-2005)
  • Laurence A. B. Whitley (2007-)

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28 December 2011
Behind the cathedral, the necropolis stretches up and over a green hill. The Victorian tombs of the city’s wealthy industrialists make for an intriguing stroll, great views and a vague Gothic thrill.
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28 December 2011
The most interesting part of the cathedral, the lower church, is reached by a stairway. Its forest of pillars creates a powerful atmosphere around St Mungo’s tomb.
Frances O'Neill
11 December 2013
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Diego Chohfi
9 January 2014
This cathedral is beautiful! Gigantic and majestic, looks like that you're inside the old times! Best place in Glasgow so far.
Paige Hunter
6 May 2019
If you go on a Sunday, you can often hear choir rehearsal.
John Diller
4 November 2018
Let the tour guides available there tell you the history. It’s free and they are brilliant.
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