Events 2017

 Nine Lessons and Carols 

Sunday 17th December 3.30 pm

  Advent Carol Service  

Sunday 3rd December 3.30 pm

Christmas Bazaar 2017 

Saturday 18th November, 2-4 pm

There will be tea and coffee with mince pies, shortbread and plenty of stalls

Come and browse for those early Christmas presents or just to treat yourself

♦ Summer Fair / Sale 2017 ♦

Saturday 19th August, 2-4 pm

Come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some baking and browse the stalls

Home Baking, Books, Bric a Brac, Plants, Jewellery, Tombola


Saturday 24 June 2017 at 7.30 pm
Dr George McPhee MBE
(Director of Music, Paisley Abbey and Honorary Patron of the St Bride’s Organ Restoration Appeal)
Music by Wesley, Frescobaldi, Franck, Bach, Howells, Cameron, Maxwell Geddes and Smart.
Admission: £10 (under-16s free), incl. programme.
All proceeds go to Organ Restoration Fund.


Friday 2 June, 8.00 pm – Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
Bach, balletti and Britten – Under their Music Director Alan Tavener, SUCC presents music inspired by the dance, including J.S. Bach’s Singet dem Herrn BWV 225, Benjamin Britten’s Choral Dances from Gloriana and the Scottish premiere of ‘Dancing Star’, composed by Toby Young (and commissioned on behalf of the choir). The programme will also feature a selection of lively Renaissance choral dances by Thomas Morley, Giovanni Castoldi and Hans Leo Hassler. Tickets £9/£6 Students and Unemployed.

Saturday 3 June, 7.30 pm – Clouds Harp Quartet
We welcome this exciting young ensemble to St Bride’s for the first time. Come and enjoy classical music that is accessibly contemporary in style, mixed with folk influences. Tickets £10/£8 at the doorClouds Harp Quartet website

Sunday 4 June, 10.30 am – Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Pentecost
If you have not been to one of our services, we would love you to join us! Take time out from the rush of the Festival, enjoy the stillness, explore the spiritual life through hymns, prayers, readings and music. Coffee and chat afterwards. Today we reflect on the Holy Spirit. Free admission, collection during service. All welcome!

Sunday 4 June, 1.00 pm – Organ Recital by Mark Browne
Of Saints and places where they are known – St Bride’s Organist and Choirmaster Mark Browne will perform virtuosic pieces by Langlais, MacMillan, Bingham, J.S. Bach and Leighton. Our historic 1865 Hill organ will be restored this summer and autumn. See the Organ page of our website for full details of the project. Free admission, retiring collection in support of our Organ Restoration Fund.

Sunday 4 June, 4.00 pm – Glasgow Viol Consort
Music from the Time of Shakespeare – The programme will feature instrumental works from the Renaissance period performed by Scotland’s first amateur society of viol players. Clare Brady (mezzo-soprano) will also join the consort to perform pieces for voice and viols, including songs originally heard during Shakespeare’s plays. Audience members are invited to participate in or observe a “Try a Viol” session after the performance! Admission by donation.

Tuesday 6 June, 7.30 pm – Poetry Recital: A Shropshire Lad
A reading of A. E. Housman’s great work, given in its entirety by the Rector of St Bride’s, The Revd Dr Kevin Francis. Free admission, retiring collection for the St Bride’s Organ Restoration Fund.

Saturday 10 June, 7.30 pm – Piano Recital by Viktor Bijelović
Following previous sell-out performances at the West End Festival, internationally acclaimed pianist Viktor Bijelović makes a welcome return to Glasgow. Serbian-born, Viktor has lived in London since 1992 and has won competitions across Europe. Viktor’s engaging personality, poetic interpretation and piano artistry make his concerts a joy. Programme to include works by Debussy, Chopin, Granados and Schubert’s profoundly moving final sonata in B flat major, D960. Tickets £12/£8 available here (Eventbrite) or at the door. Viktor’s website is here.

Sunday 11 June, 10.30 am – Choral Eucharist for Trinity Sunday
Everyone is welcome at all of our services. Come and join us as we reflect on God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Refreshments and fellowship after the service. Free admission, collection during service.

Tuesday 13 June, 7.30 pm – The Choirs of St Mary’s, Hamilton
Cathedral Classics – Under their conductor David Hamilton, the combined choirs of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Hamilton perform beautiful a cappella works from the Anglican Cathedral repertoire. As well as Stanford’s much loved Three Motets, the programme will include Tudor music, works by Bairstow and Wood, and Faire is the Heaven by William Harris. Tickets £5 at the door.

Thursday 15 June, 7.00 pm – Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi
At this visually striking evening service, we give thanks for the gift of Holy Communion (taking of bread and wine symbolising the Last Supper). The service includes the scattering of rose petals, beautiful music and clouds of incense. Free admission, collection during service. All welcome!

Saturday 17 June, 7.30 pm – Tennessee Youth Chorus
We are delighted to welcome Greeneville High School Choir & Tusculum College Community Chorus from Tennessee, USA. They will sing an a cappella programme of classical and contemporary choral works from both sides of the Atlantic, and from around the world. Featured pieces include madrigals, spirituals, folk songs, Scottish melodies and choral classics. Free admission, retiring collection in support of St Bride’s Church.

Sunday 18 June, 10.30 am – Choral Eucharist, First Sunday after Trinity
Today we give thanks for the gift of the arts and artistic expression. Come and join us for a morning of hymns, prayers, reflections and beautiful music. Coffee and chat afterwards. Free admission, collection during service. All welcome!

Sunday 18 June, 3.30 pm – Choral Evensong and Benediction
The choir of St Bride’s is joined by Glasgow University Chapel Choir for this much loved service of hymns, readings, Psalms, prayers and beautiful musical settings of Scripture. Free admission, all welcome.

Tuesday 20 June, 7.30 pm – Amarone Music
We welcome the professional ensemble Amarone Music, who will give this concert of classical, traditional and modern pieces for flute, violin, guitar and piano. Free admission, retiring collection for the St Bride’s Organ Restoration Fund.

Friday 23 June, 7.00 am – 9.00 pm: Midsummer at St Bride’s
St Bride’s will be open all day for prayer (7.00 am, 5.30 pm and throughout the day), the Eucharist (7.30 am, 1.00 pm, 6.00 pm), for the reading of the gospel of St John (KJV) (2.00 – 4.30 pm), and ending with Sung Compline at 8.30 pm. Open at other times in the day for visiting and for quiet prayer. Free admission, all welcome.

Saturday 24 June, 7.30 pm – CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITAL – Dr George McPhee MBE
The Director of Music of Paisley Abbey and Honorary Patron of the St Bride’s Organ Restoration Appeal gives this special recital in support of the Organ Fund. Our 1865 Hill organ will be removed very soon after this recital, for complete restoration. Music by S.S. Wesley, Frescobaldi, Franck, J.S. Bach, Howells, Cameron, Maxwell Geddes and Smart. Admission: £10 (under-16s free), includes programme. All proceeds go to the Organ Fund.

Sunday 25 June, 10.30 am – Choral Eucharist, Second Sunday after Trinity
This will be the last of our services at which our historic Hill organ will be played, before its removal for restoration over the summer and autumn. Join us as we give thanks and praise to God at the end of the West End Festival 2017. Free admission, collection during service. Everyone is welcome!

BOOK SALE – Saturday 18 March 2017, from 11 am – 2 pm in the Upper Crypt
We have a huge selection of second-hand books, CDs and DVDs – come and browse for that gem you know is always waiting to be discovered! Tea and coffee available. Enter by rear side door on left of church.

St Bride’s Lenten Study Group 2017 – Lectio Divina: The Seven Penitential Psalms

The Study Group meets on Wednesday evenings in Lent (7-8.30 pm) in the Upper Crypt (enter by rear side door down path to left of church) – ALL WELCOME! The seven penitential psalms  have formed part of the discipline of the church since the sixth century. They express sorrow for sin and the desire to be made clean. They therefore offer a proper subject for reflection for our Lenten study group.

Wednesday 8 March: Psalms 6 & 32
Wednesday 15 March: Psalm 38
[Wednesday 22 March: Study Group – The Annunciation, led by The Revd Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart]
Wednesday 29 March: Psalm 51
Wednesday 5 April: Psalm 102
Wednesday 12 April: Psalms 130 & 143

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