St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church


Project Architect

Page & Park

Location and Community Context

77 Killearn Street, Glasgow

Project Description

Build Date Project Date Cost Listing
1960 1995 TBC B

The impressive red brick St. Teresa of Lisieux Church in Possilpark was designed by Alexander McAnally & Partners and constructed between 1956-60. The congregation did not have the funds to build a replacement hall and instead sympathetically incorporated ancillary facilities into the nave. St. Teresa’s is an excellent of example of what is achievable with limited funds. St.Teresa's was constructed between 1956-60 by Glasgow architect Alexander McAnally. A Romanesque T-plan arrangement with a square-plan tower to the North-West, the building is constructed with steel frame and concrete casing, and finished with red brick exterior and cream dressings to the rounded-arched window openings. A modern construction, in modern materials, but retaining the traditional finishes, appearance and arrangement of ecclesiastical design. Internally the main worship space, complete with original oak pews and a tiled floor, was adapted by Page & Park in 1995 to form a new multipurpose space for use by the congregation. With a limited budget and a desire to preserve the architectural integrity of the original building, Page & Parks solution was both creative and simple. Using timber reclaimed from the removed pews they created a single storey barrel formed building-in-a-building to accommodate the more general congregation activities. The project highlights the possibilities to both modernise and still conserve and safe guard the historic nature of these buildings.

Further Information

British Listed Buildings