St Aloysius Church, Glasgow

C J Ménart
Date Built
1908 - 1910
10 Hillkirk St, Glasgow G21 1TH
This Category A Listed church in the Garnethill district of Glasgow was built between 1908 and 1910, to a design by the Belgian architect Charles Jean Ménart.  The Jesuit church was built in the Neo-Baroque style and features a tall campanile and a series of cupolas with decorated interiors.  The church's website explains that, "... The erection of the new church was completed in some eighteen months and on Quinquagesima Sunday, 6th February 1910, the solemn opening of the church of St. Aloysius Garnethill took place and the parish, which had served the Garnethill community for more than forty years, now had one of the largest and most beautiful church buildings in the city. The church is built in the Renaissance style of the seventeenth century, after the Cathedral of Namur, Belgium. The architect Ménart was responsible for many fine buildings but an architectural historian described St. Aloysius thus: “His masterpiece, though, is St Aloysius Church, Rose Street (1908-10), whose slender, golden-domed campanile rises above the church’s heavily carved Baroque façade and Byzantine dome, creating a prominent landmark on the heights of Garnethill.”

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