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

23 May 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - St Vincent's Thornliebank
28 May 2019
01:00PM -
Caritas Awards - SECC
29 May 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - St Mary Immaculate
30 May 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Holy Cross, Crosshill
31 May 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - St Bartholomew's
02 Jun 2019
10:00AM -
Mass for St Mungo's Academy and Camp Marist - St Mary's Calton
02 Jun 2019
02:00PM -
St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society Mass - St Andrew's Cathedral
03 Jun 2019
11:00AM -
Meeting of the Pastoral Care Trust
04 Jun 2019
09:30AM -
Meeting of the Bishop's Conference of Scotland, Edinburgh
05 Jun 2019
Global Conference for Catholic Education in Catholic Schools - UN, New York - 5 to 7 June 2019
09 Jun 2019
12:00PM -
Mass with the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults - St Andrew's Cathedral
11 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Christ the King
12 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - St Dominic's, Bishopbriggs
13 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
Confirmations - Christ the King
16 Jun 2019
12:00PM -
Mass for those people who were received into the Church at Easter - St Andrew's Cathedral
17 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
UCM Closing Mass - St Ninian's Knightswood
18 Jun 2019
10:00AM -
10th Anniversary Mass of St Constantine's Primary School in St Constantine's Church
18 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
RCAG Youth Network - Curial Offices
20 Jun 2019
07:00PM -
ASN Mass - St Andrew's Cathedral
22 Jun 2019
12:00PM -
Mass to mark the 50th Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish
24 Jun 2019
12:00PM -
Board meeting of The Mungo Foundation
27 Jun 2019
03:00PM -
Meeting of the Archdiocesan Education Advisory Group
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