Scooped 3rd place in UK top 10 modern churches.  St Bride’s is one of only 42 post-war buildings in Scotland to be listed at Category A.
The Church of St Bride was the the first Roman Catholic Church to be built in the new town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow. The church which accommodates 700 to 800 people is prominently sited on a high bank overlooking Whitemoss Rd.  In addition to the Church there are two sacristies, a presbytery for the parish priest and two curates.
It has a monumental appearance, with no visible windows and cuboid form.  The exterior however is of conventional brick, laid to produce a variety of abstract patterns.  The entrance is surprisingly obscure, a simple door set back in an angled split in the facade, presumably referencing Matthew 7:14, “small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it“.
2 large copper structures on the roof are for lighting the interior.
Originally there was a 90 foot high campanile, it was demolished as it had become unsafe in 1983. The story goes that there was no drawing showing the height of the tower and the bricklayers would ask daily how high they were to go. It was only when the architects turned up one day to see where they had built to and said ‘yip, thats about right there’. []

A perforated metal cross on the roof was recently replaced.

The group of buildings were designed to form a piazza bounded on one side by the tall Church entrance wall, the second side by the Sacristy link and on the third by the low presbytery. The remaining side is formed by the top of the bank and is partially screened by the long side of the tower.
The plan of the Church is in the form of a broad rectangle, devoid of side aisles and apsidal end, with a freestanding side gallery under which are placed side chaple, confessional and baptistry. The church furnishings are simply conceived in timber of a rugged quality matching the timber finishings. The altars, pulpit and font are made of natural stone.