St. Paul's Church, Glenrothes (Gillespie, Kidd and Coia)

Scope and Content

Job files, images and drawings related to project.

Administrative / Biographical History

St. Paul's Church, Glenrothes completed in 1957 was the first major collaboration by architects Isi Metzstein and Andy MacMillan. The Archdiocese required a building which could seat 300-350 people and contained a high altar, a side altar, baptistry, confessionals, two sacristies, call room and accommodation for a Priest and his household. The site provided by the Development Corporations was close to the centre of the new town of Glenrothes. It was roughly triangular, bounded on two sides by roads and at the back by a belt of mature trees. The buildings were placed on the higher portion of the site and are visible from a considerable distance all round. Metzstein and MacMillan's preference for deep, almost square top lit plan forms emerged with St Paul's.


The material has been arranged using original Gillespie Kidd and Coia project reference codes.

Access Information

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Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson, GKC Project Archivist

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

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