Welcome to the Website of Paisley Abbey

From its foundation in 1163 to the present day – worship in Paisley Abbey has been offered to God and hospitality extended to all pilgrims and visitors.
Paisley Abbey has as its core aims:
  • To offer worship to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • To welcome in Christ’s name all who visit the Abbey for whatever reason.
  • To witness to the love of God within the community of Paisley.   
Paisley Abbey is a parish church of the Church of Scotland and the ‘mother church’ of Paisley.

New Minister Appointed

On Sunday 22nd August 2021 Revd Elspeth McKay, LLB, LLM, BD, led the service as sole nominee, after which she was elected by an overwhelming majority to take up the position of minster at Paisley Abbey.

Sunday worship is at 11am. Booking a place is no longer necessary, but contact details will be required on arrival at the church. .

The Abbey is now open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

Please note the Abbey Office is still operating on reduced hours.

Support Paisley Abbey Today

Paisley Abbey continues to serve the people of Paisley and beyond through Sunday Services, albeit it with limited numbers allowed, and through caring for those in need of pastoral support. However, there is now no income from the hire of our buildings for events, concerts and meetings, no income from the gift shop and coffee shop, no donations from visitors.

The Church of Scotland has set up a way in which donations can be made either to the general funds of the Church, which have also been severely impacted by Coronavirus, or to an individual congregation such as Paisley Abbey. Simply click on the ‘Donate’ link below, scroll down the page, fill in ‘Gift Aid’ details if appropriate, and then, donate. THANK YOU. 

Abbey Herald

Paisley Abbey’s monthly newsletter is available to view or download below

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Contact Us

Paisley Abbey
Abbey Close
Paisley, Renfrewshire

Tel: +44 (0)141 889 7654
email: info@paisleyabbey.org.uk

Main Contacts

Interim Moderator: The Very Revd Dr. Lorna Hood

Locum Minister: The Revd James Gibson

Director of Music: Dr. George McPhee

Church Manager: Linda Barrett

Secretary: Karen Kerr