Founded in 1844 as an Evangelical Union (EU) Congregational Church


Barrhead  United  Reformed  Church

Arthurlie Street,  Barrhead, G78 2RB


Service at 11.30am every Sunday. Tea and coffee served in the church from 11am.


   Minister     The Rev'd  Andy Braunston 

                            (click to email)

   President      Myra Rose

   Secretary      Rena Hannah

    Treasurer      Helen Kavanagh



The Café will only be opened on Wednesday and Thursday from 19th August onwards


A Friday morning service  is held in the Church Hall 10 am - 10.30am.

We would be delighted if any local shoppers wish to call in.


The Church Choir.  Our Choir of 16 voices leads the singing at services, performs an introit appropriate to the  theme of each service and solos to further enhance worship.NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME.  e-mail link at foot of this page.


Sunday Club.

All children are welcome. The club takes place during the Sunday service.


Tweenies.  Summer break.  Details to follow.




The minister shares chaplaincy to Carlibar primary school with the Salvation Army. It is a member of a chaplaincy team in Barrhead High School, helping provide Christian information and support to both staff and pupils. The schools also attend church for special services. 


A Short history of the Barrhead Church

About the same time as the Disruption, another doctrinal dispute was ongoing in the Church of Scotland. Presbyterians accepted the Calvinistic Doctrine of Election as defined in the Westminster Confession of Faith. To this doctrine was offered that of free salvation for all, with the Rev. Dr. Morrison of Kilmarnock as leader of the new dissenters. In 1844 a small local group set up an independent church in Neilston. In 1853 the Morrisonian Church in Arthurlie Street (now the United Reformed Church) was opened. The first minister was Rev. Mr. McCallum. Another notable minister was the Rev. Alexander Davidson, father of John Davidson, poet and friend of Oscar Wilde. The church became a leading influence in the cultural life in Barrhead. It acquired the first church organ in the town. Mr Rochester, the organist, was also a conductor of Barrhead Brass Band. The most notable minister of the church was Rev. Edward Bruce Kirk, a noted amateur astronomer. Barrhead Co-operative Society evolved from a meeting in the Morrisonian Church in 1861.

Please DO NOT use the pathways situated at the end of the church building or at the end of the bungalows on Arthurlie Street as to do so impinges on the privacy of the residents. Visitors to the church or church hall are informed that parking restrictions between 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday apply to Arthurlie Street and that the car park behind the shops is now restricted to 2 hours and 30 minutes at all times



The E-Mail link below the map will enable you to send an E-Mail to the Barrhead United Reformed Church.