History - Stained Glass Windows

The history, and origins of the Church windows illustrate the personal and communal values of past congregations.

Second World War

WW2 window locatonWindows to the men of our congregation who died in the Second World War.

The two memorial windows are in the centre of the south wall of the nave and record the names of ten men.

The windows, which are the work of Gordon Webster, Glasgow, picture incidents in the life of our Lord. Each window depicts two such incidents.

The window nearest the Church entrance shows in the upper panel the Crucifixion. On the right and kneeling below the cross are two women and on the left is a Roman soldier. Below are words “Greater Love Hath No Man Than This”. In the lower panel Christ is seen kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane. On the right is a hovering angel holding the cup and in the background is a suggestion of the Garden with Cypress Trees and mountains beyond. Below are the words “0 Father let this cup pass from me”.

The other window in the upper panel, shows Christ driving the merchant and moneychangers from the Temple. He is standing on the Temple steps with a lash in his upraised right hand. The merchants cower away from him holding In their arms their moneybags, cages of bird etc. Below is a representation of the entrance to the temple and on the Scroll are the words “Ye have made it a Den of Thieves”
In the lower panel is seen the Last Supper, the arched background suggests the upper chamber with a lamp which sheds it light on Christ’s head. He holds the cup in his hand and grouped round the table are the twelve. In the background are two small windows with a night sky and stars beyond. On the scroll below are the words “This do in remembrance of me”. The border of both windows is composed of a conventionalised vine pattern typifying Christ as the true vine.

The windows were unveiled and dedicated on the 13th March 1949 when the service was conducted by the Rev. Professor J. Pitt Watson D.D. assisted by Rev. G. McLeod Dunn. The cost of the two windows was £375.