Welcome to Holy Trinity & St Barnabas Episcopal Church – an inclusive and welcoming church within the Catholic tradition.
Whether you are a life-long Episcopalian seeking a new ‘home’ or someone just beginning to explore what a relationship with God might mean, we hope you will feel at ease with us.
On Saturday 7th December at 7pm we will be holding our 2nd Annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Readers this year are:
- Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire Jim Wardrop
- Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow
- Annabel Goldie, MSP for the West of Scotland
- Councillor Mark McMillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council
- Principal Audrey Cumberford of West Scotland College
10.30 am: Sung Eucharist & Godly Play for children aged 3 – 13
We have a coffee time after our morning services.
4.00 pm: Choral Evensong last Sunday in the month.
10.30 am: Eucharist, Wednesday & Friday.
7.30pm: Bible Study in the upper halls, Tuesday.
Please see service sheet for details.
We are part of the Scottish Episcopal Church which traces its history back to the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland and is a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion – a family of some 70 million Christians in more than 160 countries.
There has been an organised Episcopalian presence in Paisley since 1817 when the congregation of Holy Trinity was founded. After the partial repeal of the penal laws in 1792, Episcopalians in Paisley and the surrounding area began to think about having their own clergyman. At that time, to attend church, they had to travel to St Andrew’s by the Green in Glasgow to worship at the only qualified chapel in the area. In 1817, the Reverend William Wade was sent to Paisley by the then Bishop of Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow and by 1833 a church had been erected and named Holy Trinity. The building was extended in the 1880s under the patronage of the Earl of Glasgow. Around 1930 a small hall (or Choir Room) was added.
In 2003, the decision was taken to merge the congregation of Paisley’s St Barnabas Church (Castle Street) with that of Holy Trinity. St Barnabas’ building closed on Palm Sunday 2004. The new congregation of Saint Barnabas & Holy Trinity, meeting in the former building of Holy Trinity, was officially launched at the Easter Vigil in 2004 by Bishop Idris.
Our current Rector is the Reverend Dr Tom Wilson, who became our rector in 2012.