Sites and Monument Record: St Andrew's Church, Bo'ness (SMR 296) - stained glass
North gable: A large 5-light stained glass window over the gallery in the north gable of the church. The central light is the widest and shares the same scene as those immediately to either side depicting a seated Christ on a small grassy knoll with children at his feet and people around the sides. He is dressed in a red robe with his left armed raised. This represents the Sermon on the Mount and amongst the listeners is a Roman soldier. The left-hand light has a pointed arch and shows a man in blue robes beside a diagonal wooden cross, he has a book in his left hand and his head is haloed. His name is written below “S. Andrew” together with his symbol of the red lion. The right-hand light contains a saint in plate armour and a yellow skirt, a sword in his right hand, identified as “Michael” with weighing scales. The small tracery openings at the top of the window have, from left to right – alpha; a thistle; the red lion rampant of Scotland on the yellow background; a unicorn facing right; a crown over a helm over the Scottish shield; a unicorn facing left; the Scottish saltire flag; a thistle; omega.
Towards the bottom is a panel with “Greater love hath no man than this
ROBERT N BROWN. JAMES M RHYNAS. JOHN E.K. M MACKAY. DAVID GRANT.
ROBERT W DOTT. ALEXANDER VALENTINE. THOMAS MCLAREN. RICHARD W. HAMILTON.
ALEXANDER GRANT .ANDREW WRIGHT. MALCOLM PAUL. THOMAS LEISHMAN.
JOHN HASTINGS. JOHN BUCHANAN. THOMAS SIMPSON. JAMES A.MCKAY.
ROBERT LEISHMAN. ALEXANDER GRANT. WILLIAM WALLACE. HUGH ORR.
SAMUEL C MCGREGOR. WILLIAM C GRANT. JOSIAH B. WEST. JOHN ROBERTSON.
MATTHEW PAUL. ALEXANDER M.B. HARLEY. JAMES CLARK. JOHN STANLEY.
In memory of members and adherents of this congregation gave their lives in the great war.”
The Falkirk herald report of 2 August 1919 suggests that this window was made by Oscar Paterson & Co, 216 Bath Street, Glasgow, at a cost of £299.
South gable: A large 4-light window in the chancel. It is in modern style with pale blue predominating. Jesus is shown standing in red robes in the second panel from the left. His right arm is raised and he is evidently preaching. The other three lights reveal his audience standing in front of trees. There is a host of winged angels above them.