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Finding faith in The Gorbals.

In 1971 Gorbals John Knox, St Ninian's Wynd, Abbotsford Chalmers and Laurieston Renwick united to form the present Gorbals Parish Church. Initially located on Cumberland Street, the church finally moved in 2011, nearly 40 years later, to the centre of The Gorbals.

Stretching along the River Clyde from Buchanan Wharf in Tradeston to Richmond Park in Oatlands and extending south to Port Eglington, the parish is a vibrant hub of activity with major city sites such as the O2 Academy, Citizens Theatre and the Southern Necropolis. 

In terms of faith, there are multiple Christian churches within our parish. Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, Seventh-Day Adventist, Destiny, Potter's House Prayer Ministry and the Jesus' Praise International Church of God. There is also a significant presence of Islam within the parish with Glasgow Central Mosque being less than a 5 minute walk from our church building. 

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Parish Statistics


According to Scottish Government Statistics in 2020, more than 14,000 people, or close to 2.3% of the total population of Glasgow, lived across our parish which lies within Glasgow South Central electoral ward.


The foundation of Gorbals John Knox was made by the Kirk Session of Govan Old Parish Church to support the expanding southside of Glasgow. The site of the first church, built at Carlton Place with a 174 feet high tower, is now Glasgow Sheriff Court.


The number of people that identify as Presbyterian - Church of Scotland with Gorbals as part of the 2011 Census.

source: Church of Scotland parish profile statistics


Subway visits to our parish in 2018 using Bridge Street and West Street subway stations.

source: SPT FOI Release 2018

Our Parish: Infographics
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