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St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow

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The Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It is located on the Great Western Road, in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland. The current building was opened on 9 November 1871 as St Mary's Episcopal Church and was completed in 1893 when the spire was completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott. It was raised to cathedral status in 1908. The total height of the cathedral is 63 metres. The church structure is protected as a category A listed building.
The other cathedrals in Glasgow are Glasgow Cathedral, St. Andrew's Cathedral and St Luke's Orthodox Cathedral, Glasgow.
The twin roles of rector of the congregation and provost of the cathedral are carried out by one person. The candidate for the post of rector and provost is nominated as rector by the vestry on behalf of the congregation and elected as provost by the bishop meeting in chapter. Frederic Llewellyn Deane was the first provost in 1908, four years after becoming rector. His successor, Ambrose Lethbridge, became provost in 1918, a year after being installed as rector. Following the sudden death of Bishop Goldie in October 1980, the installation of Malcolm Grant as rector and provost was delayed until after the enthronement of Bishop Rawcliffe in spring 1981. Kelvin Holdsworth was installed as rector and provost on 31 May 2006, the Feast of the Visitation.
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  • What an absolutely lovely building. And such friendly people inside too. Really enjoyed having a look around this place. Easy to find in the heart of the West End.  more »
  • This a brilliant church. It also has 10 bells that people ring. If you are in Glasgow you must go to this cathedral.  more »
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  • A beautiful church and a wonderful venue for choral events, very friendly acoustics. Our choir, Close Shave Chorus recently had our Glasgow West End Festival performance here, it's taken over from the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens as our favourite venue. If all the places we sing in were half as flattering, we'd give up the day jobs. Convenient for public transport but parking can be problematic.
  • So wonderfull woman there. Very nice conversation with them. The place is very beautifull

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