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Please help it survive!!!

The congregation of this wonderful building cannot afford to keep it after 124 years. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Inchinnan, United Kingdom
The most important landmark in Paisley!

The Baptist cathedral of Europe is probably the most important landmark in Paisley. Great place... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Mariusz M
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Known as The Baptist Cathedral of Europe, designed by Hippolyte j. Blanc, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church opened in 1894, it was built by the Coats family in memory of Thomas Coats who died in 1883. He was one of the founders of the world...more
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High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
+44 141 587 8992
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The congregation of this wonderful building cannot afford to keep it after 124 years. There is a plan to convert it into a multi function venue. If you see an appeal for funds please do all you can to support it. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Baptist cathedral of Europe is probably the most important landmark in Paisley. Great place, beautiful and impressive. And the Victorian toilet... :) Unfortunately Coats Memorial is open only three hour a week - on Friday, which is a shame.

Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Coats memorial church is a stunning and impressive part of the Paisley skyline, a relic of the town’s Victorian heyday when it led the world in the production of cotton thread from which the two local magnate families, the Coats and the Clarke’s, made their...More

Thank MonsDenis
Reviewed 3 February 2018

When here for the College of West of Scotland University graduations. Could not believe how beautiful this Church is one of the best in paisley

Thank Scottishtaffy
Reviewed 20 December 2017

One of the most architectural stunning churches you could see, the view at night is stunning when it is lit up.Will be a sad miss when it closes.

Thank cozzy134
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Sadly the church is closing but they are having a 'last' Christmas Eve service (2017) and are expecting a lot of people along as it will be the final one.

1  Thank omalleylinda
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Very big, couldn't get in on Sunday see the inside. Great facade! Couldn't return on a weekday, tho.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful building full of history. Our visit incorporated a visit to the church hall which housed a photographic exhibition. A most enjoyable visit on open doors day. Well done to all those who helped.

1  Thank youngconstance
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Last weekend I attended an International Argentinean Tango Festival in the Main Hall of this church. It was a huge space and the atmosphere was fabulous. The church itself is beautiful and well worth a visit.

Thank Allandot
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Coats Memorial Church, In my opinion, is one of the best examples of Gothic/Baroque architecture in western Europe. Bats spiral around the towers, gulls rest upon gargoyles and when the sky grows dark it is the most imposing edifice I have ever seen despite traveling...More

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Annie P
29 July 2018|
Response from Mariusz M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The church is open on Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm. If you want to visit the place, there is also beautiful Victorian toilet :) Best wishes. Mariusz
23 July 2015|
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Response from Debsfromuk |
Hi during May -September the church is opened from 2-4pm Visit our Twitter page for more detail