Completed in 1975 the church is shaped like the prow of a ship. It is now home to the Franciscan Oder and is named after Blessed John, born in Duns in the Scottish Borders at the time of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. It is the only remaining Catholic church in the Gorbals and maintains a tradition of holding a monthly mass in Lithuaninan.
It's a strange name, St George's Tron. More reminiscent of legends about dragon slaying or cult science fiction films, than the name of a Presbyterian place of worship! So how did this imposing Church of Scotland building, displaying on its walls and its interior glass doors the motto of Glasgow, 'Let Glasgow flourish, through the preaching of the Word and the Praising of His Name!', come to get its name?
Stobo Kirk is one of the oldest standing churches in Scotland and offers a fascinating history combined with a truly beautiful interior.