14 September 2020
20 September 2020
This beautiful church was designed in its entirety by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect. It is now the headquarters of the Mackintosh Society.
The building was commissioned in 1896 and the simplicity of the design - compared with much Victorian architecture of the day - is inspiring. Mackintosh Queen's Cross looks very much as it would have done in Mackintosh's time - the magnificent stained glass blue heart window and exceptional relief carving on wood and stone are highlights of the interior. The building is a stunning venue for concerts, weddings and movie events as well.
Join the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society as we explore Mackintosh from our base at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross in Maryhill. Discover the hidden symbolism and unique Mackintosh details in one of his earliest building commissions in Glasgow by joining us for a live tour. Delve further still by enjoying a presentation from Professor Pamela Robertson and other Mackintosh experts about the current finial restoration project and view the usually inaccessible tower at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross. You can also discover more of Mackintosh in your own time by joining one of our walking tour podcasts where you will be guided through the city and discover some lesser known buildings and how his career began to blossom alongside the industrial revolution. Then, if all this has inspired your creativity, join us to learn how to draw a Mackintosh Rose!Explore Mackintosh Queen's Cross Church!
Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Building Date: 1897-99