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.

Sunday Worship

July 2021

We have now returned to one service at 11am. Booking a place at a service is essential and this must be done in advance. There are still limitations on numbers attending, social distancing and the wearing of facemasks is also required, congregational singing is not permitted at the moment.

Booking a place at a service should be made by 2pm on the Thursday prior to the Sunday service by emailing info@paisleyabbey.org.uk or leaving a message and contact details on 0141 889 7654. Please note the office will be operating on reduced hours and we will confirm your booking as soon as possible.

The Abbey is reopening for visitors from Thursday 22nd July, and will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

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