OUR HOLY REDEEMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Glasgow Road, corner of South Bank Street, Clydebank.
ACCESS : Easy access for all. Check service times.
Our Holy Redeemer RC church falls within the combined parishes of Our Holy Redeemer's and Saint Margaret's.
This large dignified church was designed by Peter Paul Pugin in 1903 and extended by the practice of Pugin and Pugin in 1907.
The very name of Pugin makes those keen about church architecture take notice. In this case it is not the senior Pugin that we are talking about, but his sons. But before disappoint kicks in, lets consider what they have created here.
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852) had become involved in the design of the interior of Palace of Westminster. He designed many churches and was to be known as "God's Own Architect" (as celebrated in Rosemary Hill's book of that name). The firm was succeeded by his sons Cuthbert Welby Pugin (1840–1928) and Peter Paul Pugin (1851–1904) after the death of their elder brother, Edward Welby Pugin (1834–1875). The design therefore builds on a long tradition of church architecture both generally and through their father.
The listing text tells us : Nave and aisles RC church with gable to street, and with remarkable series of leaded glass windows. Gothic.....
Chancel, side chapels and baptistry. Slate roofs. Elaborate interior, with distinctive high altar and reredos with sculptured figures and canopied niches; stations of the Cross by Morgari of Turin; aisle arcades on octagonal columns; wooden shrine to the Madonna of Perpetual Succour brought from Rome. [HES].
The prespytery was designed in 1895 by Peter Paul Pugin, extended 1907, Pugin and Pugin.
Also see : ST MARGARET'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
There is much more to organs and organ pipes than meets the eye.
HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND website for listed buildings : http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB22990
OUR HOLY REDEEMER'S AND ST MARGARET'S website : http://ohr-sm.weebly.com/bulletin.html
WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE HERITAGE TRAIL BROCHURE :http:// https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/media/2619058/clydebank.pdf