Mackintosh Church, Garscube Road, Glasgow

This evening, I am providing information on Queen’s Cross Church ( aka Mackintosh Church) which is located in Garscube Road, Glasgow, Scotland.

This church was designed by famous Glaswegian architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh ( 1868-1928), and dates from 1899.

Mackintosh was one of the ‘Glasgow Four’ which comprised himself, Herbert MacNair and the sisters Margaret and Frances MacDonald. This group worked within the Glasgow School of Art around 1890-1910 and produced decorative works of furniture, architecture, panels, embroideries and graphic material.

Other works by Mackintosh include:

  • House for an Art Lover
  • Scotland Street School
  • Ruchill Church Hall  (near to Queen’s Cross)
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Willow Tea Rooms
  • Hill House, Helensburgh.

The Queen’s Cross Church is the only church designed by Mackintosh to be built. It is no longer used for worship and now houses the H.Q.of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

The church was originally commissioned by the Free Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) to hold a congregation of 820. Although only a trainee with the architecture firm of Honeyman and Keppie, Mackintosh was entrusted with the work which reveals a sophisticated handling of form, ornament and symbolic meaning.Highlights include magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework in an interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect.

Tours of the building are available.

Video clip of the interior of Queen’s Cross Church

Interior of Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

Communion Table at Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, Scotland

Pulpit at Queen’s Church, Glasgow, Scotland

Inside Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

Replica Mackintosh Furniture at Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow

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