Most Rev Philip Tartaglia PhB STD
Archbishop of Glasgow

Philip Tartaglia was born at Glasgow on 11th January 1951. He is the eldest son of Guido and Annita Tartaglia and has three brothers and five sisters. After his primary schooling at St. Thomas’, Riddrie, he began his secondary education at St. Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow, before moving to the national junior seminary at St. Vincent’s College, Langbank and, later, St. Mary’s College, Blairs, Aberdeen. His ecclesiastical studies were completed at the Pontifical Scots College, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He was ordained Priest by Archbishop Thomas Winning in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun on 30th June 1975. He then returned to Rome where he completed his ordinary course of studies before beginning his research for his Doctorate in Sacred Theology. In 1978 he was appointed as Dean of Studies at the College in Rome, and was also acting Vice-Rector at that time.

On completing his Doctorate in 1980, on the Council of Trent’s teaching on the Eucharist, he was appointed assistant priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, while at the same time becoming visiting lecturer at St. Peter’s College, Newlands, Glasgow.

A year later, he was appointed Lecturer at St. Peter’s College, Newlands, becoming Director of Studies in 1983. When Chesters College, Bearsden, opened in 1985 he was made Vice-Rector. In 1987 he was appointed Rector.

He served as Rector until 1993 when he was sent to St. Patrick’s, Dumbarton, as Assistant Priest before being appointed Parish Priest of St. Mary’s, Duntocher in 1995. In 2004, the Bishops’ Conference asked him to return to seminary as Rector of the Pontifical Scots College, Rome.

On 13th September 2005, it was announced that Father Philip Tartaglia had been nominated by the Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Paisley. On 20 November 2005, the Solemnity of Christ the King, he was ordained bishop in St Mirin's Cahedral by Archbishop Mario Conti. The co-consecrating bishops were Archbishop Raymond Burke of St Louis, Missouri and Bishop John Mone, Emeritus Bishop of Paisley.

On 24th July 2012, Bishop Tartaglia was appointed Archbishop of Glasgow and took possession of the See of St Mungo in St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, on Saturday 8th September 2012, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Archbishop’s Episcopal motto is the Latin phrase, Da robur fer auxilium, taken from the traditional Eucharistic hymn O Salutaris Hostia, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas. These words serve as an invocation: “Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.”

Archbishop Engagements

30 May 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Christ the King
31 May 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - St Vincent's Thornliebank
01 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Christ the King
02 Jun 2018
10:30AM -
Cardinal Winning Lecture - University of Glasgow
03 Jun 2018
11:30AM -
West End Corpus Christi Mass , Holy Hour and Procession
04 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Saint Paul's Whiteinch - 60th Anniversary Mass
05 Jun 2018
09:30AM -
Meeting of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland - Conforti Institute
05 Jun 2018
05:00PM -
Missio Board Meeting
06 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Saint Vincent's Thornliebank - Confirmations
07 Jun 2018
01:00PM -
Caritas Awards - SECC
07 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Saint Mary Immaculate
08 Jun 2018
12:00PM -
08 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Saint Andrew's Cathedral - Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart and Installation of Canons to the Cathedral Chapter
10 Jun 2018
12:00PM -
Mass for Neophytes - Saint Andrew's Cathedral
12 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Holy Cross, Crosshill
13 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Saint Margaret Mary's
14 Jun 2018
12:00PM -
National Mass for 2018 Centenary of the 1918 Education Act - Falkirk
15 Jun 2018
03:00PM -
Meeting of the Mungo Foundation Board - Bridgeton
18 Jun 2018
02:00PM -
Meeting of the Archdiocesan Finance Council
19 Jun 2018
07:00PM -
Additional Support Needs Mass - Saint Andrew's Cathedral
20 Jun 2018
11:00AM -
Justice and Peace Refugees Photographic Exhibition - Saint Andrew's Cathedral
21 Jun 2018
12:30PM -
Priestly Ordination of Bro Darren Masslan sss - Saint Anthony's
22 Jun 2018
10:00AM -
Mass for Saint Joseph's Primary School, Milngavie
22 Jun 2018
01:15PM -
Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the retirement of Margaret Gordon, Head Teacher of Notre Dame Primary
24 Jun 2018
11:00AM -
40th Anniversary of Thanksgiving for the Church of Our Lady and Saint Helen's, Condorrat
25 Jun 2018
02:30PM -
Meeting of Trustees of the Archdiocese of Glasgow
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