St Matthew’s Church

***Please note: St Matthew’s is currently closed.***

Built in 1906, some consider it to be the most significant Art Nouveau church in Scotland.

A hidden gem of Paisley, St Matthew’s Church bears comparison with Mackintosh’s Queen Church and was once stated by a national newspaper to ‘…out-Mackintosh the much-cherished church that Charlie built…’.

Upon arrival you will notice the striking stain glassed windows, St Matthew’s is known for. The magnificent church organ installed in 1907 is another outstanding feature waiting to behold.

This amazing space presents a staggered programme of heritage, arts and cultural events throughout the year with regular community events representing the rich built history St Matthew’s was built on.

Whatever brings you to St Matthew’s; whether you are a first time visitor, a local community group, tourist, history enthusiast, visiting church or business, you will be welcome with open arms.

Opening times:

View website for timetable of events.

Sunday services: 11am and 6.30pm.


Small steps to access building. Help will be at hand if needed.

Getting there:

A 10-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour train station.


Free donations welcome.


Discover a casual drop-in cafe every Monday between 10am and midday.


St Matthew’s Church
Gordon St

In a town that sees creeping influences of Mackintosh and Thomson amongst others, it very much extends the structural beauty of Glasgow to its neighbour in the west.

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