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 is at 11am

Access to the Church for services will be via the North Porch on Abbey Close


Saturday 21 May at 12.30 pm

Lunchtime Recital 

Professor David J Smith (Organ)

(Northumbria University)

admission is £5 payable at the door


22 May – Easter 6

11 am Morning Service


The Abbey & Shop are now open to visitors every Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

The cafe remains closed for now



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

Minister: Rev Elspeth McKay LLB LLM BD

Director of Music: Dr. George McPhee

Church Manager: Linda Barrett

Secretary: Karen Kerr