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Where to find us.
We are situated a short distance from Partick Cross.
Polish Mass every Sunday at 11am
Priest: Father Marian Lekawa.

Standard Service times
Polish Mass every Sunday at 11am (St Simon's), 

Other Polish Masses in Glasgow
See Polish Catholic Mission' website

St Simon's website

History
St Simon's church in Partick Bridge Street was built in 1858 for the Roman Catholic Community of Partick. A house for the priest and a school were also constructed, however the school is no longer there. The church was first known as St. Peter's church, until 1903 when St Peter's church in Hyndland street was built and became the parish church for catholics in Partick and the surrounding areas. St Simon's then became known as Bridge Street Church until 1945 when it was renamed St. Simon's. During the war years 1940-1943 Polish soldiers marched to the church from Yorkhill Barracks for Mass every Sunday and it became known as the Polish Church. The Polish people who settled in Glasgow after the war and their families continue to attend the church. From 1975 the chaplin for the Polish community is Father Marian Lekawa SAC who took over the parish from Canon Jan Gruszka after his death in 1974.
The parish priest of St Simon's for many years was Fr. Patrick Tierney and after his death Fr. John Chalmers took over this function.

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commemorative plaque

Inscription reads
1939-1945
DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
POLISH SOLDIERS,
ON LEAVE FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS
CAME TO THIS CHURCH
TO ATTEND MASS TOGETHER,
TO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE,
TO SING THEIR POLISH HYMNS,
AND
TO THANK OUR LADY, QUEEN OF POLAND,
FOR THIS TOUCH OF HOME
THE POLISH COMMUNITY OF GLASGOW HAS, THROUGH THE YEARS,
FELT DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO FATHER PATRICK TIERNEY
FOR THE PRIVILEGE HE HAS ACCORDED THEM OF CELEBRATING
THE POLISH MASS IN THIS CHURCH
AND FOR THE MANY KINDNESSES RECEIVED FROM HIM AND THE PARISHIONERS
"I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU TOOK ME IN"
/ST. MATTHEW 25:35/
VII NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCNA - 31 MAJA 1992
DLA UPAMIETNIENIA X ROCZNICY - KIEDY W TYM MIESCIE BYL JAN PAWEL II
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Stain Glass Windows

GOOD CONQUERS EVIL (LEFT)
Fr Jerzy Popieluszko died a martyr's death at the hands of people who has created a political system based on hatred and lies. This priest defended human solidarity, conquering evil with good.

LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH (RIGHT)
In the Auschwitz St. Maximlian Maria Kolbe gave his life for the sake of another. By his actions, he challenged the ideology of the Nazi regime, which attempted to create a "Master Race" and condemned those they regarded as inferior to a life of slavery.
The Poles in Scotland shared the suffering of the Polish nation at the hands of both evils. For this reason, these stain-glass windows express our thanks to God for his guidance and protection.

Design: Danish Jukni, Albania
Craftsman: Barbara Breitling, Warsaw
Sponsors: Polish folk song & dance group, RYSY and the Polish Saturday School

Blessing on 23rd June 1996 at St Simon's church
by Cardinal Thomas Winning.

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Language
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 Normal opening hours


Sunday 12 noon - 11pm
(Bar opens 12:30pm)
Monday 7pm - 11pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 7pm - 11pm
Thursday 6pm - 11pm
Friday 6pm - 12 midnight
Saturday 12 noon - 12 midnight

 

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