Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on the Mackintosh or Queen’s Cross Church in Garscube Road, Glasgow close to the Maryhill area.

The building dates from 1897-9 and, surprisingly for such an elaborate design, was actually commissioned by the conservative, Free Church of Scotland.

Summary facts and information:-

  • Commission for the design work was awarded to the Glasgow firm of Honeyman and Keppie with the work delegated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)  who was simultaneously working on the new Glasgow School of Art.
  • Design influenced by the Free Gothic Style.
  • The only Mackintosh designed church was actually built.
  • Mackintosh was restricted by limited space due to proximity of tenements and other buildings (since demolished).
  • The main body of the church seats 559 under a timber barrel-vaulted roof spanned by steel tie-beams.
  • The church features a short, tapering tower with attached octagonal stair tower.
  • No longer used for worship but a visitor attraction and Chief Office of the CRM Society.

Video clip of tour group visiting interior of Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

Side elevation of Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Exterior of Mackintosh Church, Queen’s Cross, Glasgow
Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Pulpit at Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Pulpit, Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Mackintosh Furniture at Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

Mackintosh Church

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