The 43-year-old broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder in the fall while working on a church bell tower, as reported in later editions of last night's Evening Times.
It is understood he was replacing slates on the roof at St Anthony's Church in Govan, when he slipped and fell into the loft area.
Emergency services raced to the scene, in Langlands Road, just before 9.30am.
A rope rescue team from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue took more than an hour to reach and carefully remove the worker.
The roofer was taken to the Southern General Hospital for treatment.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue said: "Fire crews attended this incident at St Anthony's Church in Govan.
"We mobilised a rope rescue team because of where the man was trapped.
"One fire engine, one aerial appliance and a rope rescue team attended and removed the man."
Strathclyde Police closed the busy stretch of road while dealing with the incident, before reopening it to traffic at around 11am yesterday.
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "At 9.30am, police were called to reports that a 43-year-old man had fallen from St Anthony's Church in Govan Road.
"It would appear he had fallen from the roof to a loft area and suffered an injury.
"The man was taken to hospital.
"Govan Road was closed for a time."
The Scottish Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident.