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Great visit

I had the pleasure of visiting the church inside it during an open day. I was very impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful and historic church

I only managed to view it from the outside but it is a beautiful and imposing building which really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert S
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Known as The Baptist Cathedral of Europe, designed by Hippolyte j. Blanc, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church opened in 1894, it was built by the Coats family in memory of Thomas Coats who died in 1883. He was one of the founders of the world...more
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High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the pleasure of visiting the church inside it during an open day. I was very impressed by the church inside. It has a lot of very interesting details. Paisley are truly blessed with this church, which I passes twice a week, and Paisley...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only managed to view it from the outside but it is a beautiful and imposing building which really gives you a sense of the former industrial might of Paisley and it's place in the world. The red sandstone edifice is most impressive, as is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

After months of research, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church became the venue choice for my destination wedding. The history, architecture, everything really, made this the icing on the cake for it all. I was fortunate enough to be the last wedding held at the church(July...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a must see building., not only does it look spectacular on the outside but is equally impressive on the inside. Unfortunately the building is now closed and no longer in use.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackojean
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Vast gothic building lit up at night. If you get a chance, view it from the University of the West of Scotland building opposite.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ILP-JP
Reviewed 25 September 2018

never went inside but from the outside it was lovely so much work went into this building and at night all lit up look great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaulP2895
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The congregation of this wonderful building cannot afford to keep it after 124 years. There is a plan to convert it into a multi function venue. If you see an appeal for funds please do all you can to support it. Many thanks.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Allandot
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The Baptist cathedral of Europe is probably the most important landmark in Paisley. Great place, beautiful and impressive. And the Victorian toilet... :) Unfortunately Coats Memorial is open only three hour a week - on Friday, which is a shame.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Coats memorial church is a stunning and impressive part of the Paisley skyline, a relic of the town’s Victorian heyday when it led the world in the production of cotton thread from which the two local magnate families, the Coats and the Clarke’s, made their...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MonsDenis
Reviewed 2 February 2018

When here for the College of West of Scotland University graduations. Could not believe how beautiful this Church is one of the best in paisley

Date of experience: September 2017
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Annie P
29 July 2018|
Response from Mariusz M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The church is open on Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm. If you want to visit the place, there is also beautiful Victorian toilet :) Best wishes. Mariusz
23 July 2015|
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Response from Debsfromuk |
Hi during May -September the church is opened from 2-4pm Visit our Twitter page for more detail