Welcome to the Catholic Worker Glasgow


Who we are

We are a community of Catholics living out our faith in the world in partnership with people of all faiths and none.
We are inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Catholic Social Teaching ...

Dorothy Day Day

Sunday 14th December 10am

We will be showing two films on Dorothy Day with discussion and a  shared lunch in between. Place of Welcome, Rose Street. All welcome, drop in or email us for more information: glw@catholicworker.org.uk.
Regular Events

 Round Table Discussions
Next Meeting Tuesday 16th December. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to discuss a topic and help us together to clarify our thoughts.
We meet at 6:15 in the Place of Welcome and have something to eat.
Please come along or get in touch.
 4 Minute Witness
On the First Saturday of the month we pray at  Faslane for peace and an end to nuclear weapons.
Join us at 2:30pm at the North Gate or get in touch.

'I die with the conviction, held since 1968 and Catonsville, that nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself.' Philip Berrigan

Date: 28/06/2014
Armed Forces Day Stirling
Witnessing against the glorification of war in Stirling. More...

Date: 21/06/2014
Catholic Worker Day Out to Largs
On Saturday 21st June we all went to Largs for the day. St Joseph's Justice & Peace group arranged to pay the cost of the bus. We soon realised that the outing was far more popular that we had anticipated More...

Date: 27/04/2014
Next Meeting
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for round table discussions for the clarification of thought. We meet from 6:15pm to 9pm and share some food. You are welcome to come along.  If you want to come along to this please send an email to glw@catholicworker.org.uk and we will send you details of where we will be meeting.

Date: 19/04/2014
Sunny Place of Welcome

Workers taking a break at our Saturday Place of Welcome. A rare sunny day. 


Date: 05/03/2014
Ash Wednesday - Faslane Nuclear Base
Very wet Ash Wednesday service at Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base near Glasgow. Direct our hearts to better things, O Lord.

Date: 01/12/2013
Visit of Scott Albrecht
Some of the Glasgow Catholic Worker with Scott Albrecht from the Catholic Worker Farm at a Clarification of Thought day.

Date: 05/10/2013
Drone witness in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow
On Saturday 5th October we put up a stall in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow in support of Drones Week of Action.

Date: 07/09/2013
Faslane Protest
Catholic Workers joined Scottish Clergy Against Nuclear Arms in the Summer Witness for Peace on Saturday 7th September.

Date: 06/08/2013
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Catholic Workers joined with Scottish CND and others to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A peaceful act of contrition for the pain an suffering we caused to the people of Japan. More...

Date: 10/07/2013
Soup Kitchen new kitchen
Saint Patricks in Anderston Glasgow is our new kitchen for the Soup Kitchen. More...

Date: 01/07/2013
Asylum Seekers Demo
Catholic Workers at the Stop Destitution for Asylum seekers demonstration in Glasgow Saturday 29 June 2013

Date: 22/05/2013
Euro Gathering
Catholic Worker Euro Gathering was held in Kent, England over the weekend of 18/19 May. How wonderful to be part of this gathering. So many people doing such good work.

Date: 15/04/2013
Protest at Faslane nucleur weapons base
Catholic Worker Brian Quail is the first to get arrested at the Faslane blockade on Monday 15 April. More...

Date: 30/03/2013
Bedroom Tax protest
Showing solidarity with those who suffer from Government cuts on 30 March 2013.

Date: 14/02/2013
Liturgy at Faslane

Snow and heavy rain did not stop our Ash Wednesday liturgy from being holy and highly symbolic.


Date: 16/01/2013
Meeting with Bix from Tacoma Catholic Worker

On Tuesday 18 December some of us met with Fr Bill Bichsel SJ or ‘Bix’  and shared supper here in Glasgow.



4 Minute Witness - Monthly Witness at Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base

This video is our latest witness outside the main gate of Faslane Nuclear Submarine base near Glasgow, Scotland.  This is done in solidarity with the Faslane Peace Camp, SCANA and all who are for non-violence and the elimination of weapons of mass destruction in Scotland and the world at large.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm. There is some transport available from the centre of Glasgow, email us.


A Glasgow Catholic Worker Morning Prayer

On this new morning we gather as a scattered community to pray.
We ask you Lord to guide our hearts and hands
towards the works of mercy
which we as Catholic Workers are called to do.

We thank you Lord ...


John Dear

John Dear joined us on the evening of 12th September 2013.  His talk was on non-viloence and and his contacts with the Catholic Worker. We didn't record the visit but John has written this Peace Journal from Scotland  which gives an idea of his visit. Thank you John for your witness to the peace of Christ and the message of non-violence.

Rev, John Dear S.J. is a Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist, Organizer, Lecturer, Retreat leader, and author/editor of 28 books on peace and nonviolence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Place of Welcome .

Our Place of Welcome is situated in the centre of Glasgow at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre in Rose Street.
Open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday it offers a place where asylum seekers and refugees who may be destitute can come. Refreshments are available. We are happy to welcome... read more...

Soup Kitchen .

We share our food with our sisters and brothers each Friday night between 9-10pm out on the street near Central Station Glasgow.

Those who help supply their own sandwiches for sharing. We also share soup and sometimes hot meals.

If you would like to help please get in touch.


Catholic Worker Believes.. .

  • The Catholic Worker believes in the gentle personalism of traditional Catholicism.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in the personal obligation of looking after the needs of our sisters and brothers.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in the daily practice of the works of mercy.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in Houses of Hospitality for the immediate relief of those who are in need.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in creating a new society within the shell of the old.
 Peter Maurin

The life of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was born on November 8th, 1897 in Brooklyn New York. She spent  much of her childhood in San Francisco and Chicago. It was during her families move to Chicago that Dorothy got to feel first hand the impact of not having needed resources, as her father was temporarily unemployed. He did gain employment as a journalist in Chicago, and while certainly not rich Dorothy grew up in a relatively


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