On the 2nd of August 1880, St. Joseph's Catholic School was opened "under government inspection." The school was located in St. Joseph's Church, following morning Mass a curtain was drawn across the sanctuary transforming the Church into a School. The location in the Church made it a difficult place for learning due to the range of all age groups being taught in one large room. There was a high standard of education delivered in parish schools, mainly due to the dedication of teachers and parents who valued the children''s education highly. Despite the good results, parents still wanted a permanent school building constructed. The red brick School building that sits beside the Church on Cardowan Road and opposite the new School was finally built in 1901.

St.Joseph''s Old School

However in 1933 the school was closed and the pupils were transferred to St.Barbara's School in Muirhead. The distinctive red school building was reopened in January 1950 and 35 years later a new school, the current St. Joseph's Primary School, was opened in May 1985.

St. Joseph''s Primary School


Although Stepps itself is not home to any pubs, there are a number of pubs in neighbouring Cardowan and Millerston.

The Stewart Inn (The Wee Pub)

63 Cardowan Road, Cardowan, G33 6AA

Tel: 0141 779 1261


The Real MacKay

1749 Cumbernauld Road, Millerston, G33 1AA

Tel: 0141 779 1790


The New Inn

3-7 Avenue End Road, Millerston, G33 6ND

Tel: 0141 779 3190


In addition to these local pubs, The Garfield House Hotel and Brewsters both have bars, more information on these venues can be found in the Eating Out section.


Bannatyne''s Health Club

Located in the Buchanan Business Park at the corner of Cumbernauld Road and Cardowan Road, Bannatyne''s Health Club offers a large gym, swimming pool, spa, sauna & steam room as well as plenty of fitness classes. Find out more at: http://www.bannatyne.co.uk/fitness/stepps.htm

Contact Details: Tel: 0141 779 4884


Iain Nicholson Centre

The Iain Nicholson Centre in Chryston also has gym facilities in addition to a sports hall that can be booked for indoor football, badminton and other activities.

Contact Details: 0141 779 2835

Stepps Parish Church, Whitehill Avenue


Whitehill Avenue, Stepps, Glasgow G33 6BL. Tel: 0141 779 5746

Weekly Service

Sunday 10.30am(Summer only) Morning Service

Please note that during the summer, from 26th June to 14th August inclusive, the Sunday Service will be at 10.30am. It will be a slightly shorter Service for all ages to enjoy a time of worship and fellowship together. The theme of the services will be ''Heroes and Heroines of the Old Testament''. There will be an opportunity for younger children to take part in craft activities in the East Transept Chapel during part of the service. Short Services of Holy Communion will be at 11.30am on Sunday 26th June and 31st July in the East Transept Chapel.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are served in the small hall after the morning service.