Welcome to St Mirin’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Paisley. Built in 1808, the original parish church was the first stone-built Roman Catholic church in post-Reformation Scotland. In 1948, the present building was raised to cathedral status, following the erection of the Diocese of Paisley in 1947.
Here, you can find out the times of Masses and services. On our Covid-19 page, you can find out more about how we as a parish community are responding to the pandemic and the related restrictions from the Scottish Government and the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. The latest parish and diocesan news can be found on our Bulletin Notices page. You can find out more about our history and our serving clergy here.
The most important information that you might need can be found below, including a list of Mass times and times when the Sacrament of Confession is available.
Booking for Masses
Because there is still a numerical cap on congregations, it is necessary to book for Vigil and Sunday Masses but not for weekday Masses. There is a limited congregation of 50 (100 at weekends, when we will also stream Masses into the Hall). 85 places are available online; 15 are available over the phone. Booking opens on the preceding Monday morning at 9am.
To book, visit https://stmirinscathedral.eventbrite.co.uk. If you cannot book online, call 0141 887 0626. Booking over the phone is open from 9pm until 5pm, Monday to Friday.
You will notice that you can choose to sit in the cathedral (until the boilers are replaced, it can still be cold!) or the hall.
We will continue to broadcast daily Masses live at 10am and 1pm after our cathedral opens, for those who cannot attend Mass physically, but of course physical presence is vital for the celebration of the sacraments. Those who are unable to access a livestream should consider making use of the Dial-a-Mass initiative by calling 0141 473 4869.
Livestream at St Mirin’s Cathedral
Our cathedral webcam streams 24/7. You are welcome to tune in at any time, especially if it helps you to take a moment to pray. To access the livestream from the cathedral, click here.
Nothing is ever straightforward! As you know, engineers were making final checks before work was to commence and we have been advised that the original proposal was not the most practical solution to our problem. Since the cost is going to be around £100,000, we all must be sure that such an amount of money is being spent in the best and most prudent way. In practice, this means a delay to the commencement of the works, which will now take place early in 2021. As parishioners of the cathedral parish, who will ultimately have to foot the costs, we hope that you agree that a slight delay to ensure that the most cost-efficient and enduring solution is found is worth our present discomfort.
We will keep you updated. We appreciate your patience and apologise for the inconvenience.
We are so grateful for the donations that have been handed in so far for the Boiler Fund. God bless your generosity. Obviously, any extra donations will be greatly welcomed! You can donate online via our JustGiving page (click here).
During the pandemic, we have added a second Saturday Vigil and a Sunday evening Mass to our weekly rota.
The Mass times are as follows:
2.30pm (Polish Mass)
A priest will be available to hear confessions after public weekday Masses (10am and 1pm), and after public Saturday morning Masses (10am). Because of restrictions from the Government and the Bishops’ Conference, we are unable to use the confessional boxes at the moment.