Our Parish

Known as Glasgow St Paul’s Provanmill, our parish is located in the North East of Glasgow, and stretches from the Royal Infirmary near the city centre at one end, to Hogganfield loch at the other. The Parish covers approximately 3 square miles, and has a population of around 10,000. The parish incorporates the communities of Royston, Germiston, Blackhill, Provanmill, and Hogganfield.

The church itself is located close to the source of the Molendinar burn that Glasgow was founded upon. The area has gone through a huge regeneration in the last 15 years. Old tenements have been pulled down and new housing stock has been, and is being built, with the majority being housing association houses and some owner occupied.

Blackhill/ Provanmill is placed 47th on the Scottish Governments SMID list, with Royston and Germiston also classed in the bottom 5% of deprivation. We are an urban priority parish for the Church of Scotland and situated with in North East Glasgow’s Community Planning Partnership, there are various agencies working in the locality that the church can and does link with. To see some of the organisations we work with visit our links page.

The parish is served by 4 local primary schools, and two local secondary schools, one Roman Catholic, one non-denominational, just outside the parish. There is a strong connection with the local schools, with the youth team leader serving on the Chaplaincy team which currently has 5 members. There are two Roman Catholic Churches in the parish that we continue to develop links with.