Sites and Monument Record: Grangemouth West Church (SMR 880) - stained glass

Description
Three windows are now on display at the Grangemouth Heritage Trust and one is held by Falkirk Museum.
GHT 1: Modern style. A bare-footed man stands on the right wearing a yellow cloak fastened across the upper chest by a red band bearing the Greek letters alpha and omega. The holes in his left hand and foot show him to be the resurrected Jesus. He has yellow hair and his right hand hovers over the head of a kneeling man wearing a blue cloak. At their feet is a broken sword. To either side are trees with a castle in the background and purple mountains beyond. A ribbon below reads “Saul, Saul, why persuethest thou me?” and a square panel states “To the Glory of God and in Affectionate remembrance/ of the Rev. Samuel Murdoch Riddick M.A. Faithful and/ Beloved Minister of this Church 1885-1931/ Erected by the Members of the Congregation.” In the arch of the window are winged souls in the form of heads. These extend down the thick border to either side.
GHT 2: A man walks to the left with his pink tunic pulled up in his right hand to form a sowing sheet. His left hand is casting the seed to the ploughed ground. Above his shoulder flies a white dove. There is a simple border.
GHT 3: Jesus is shown with a shepherd’s crook in his left hand and a lamb in his right. He wears red robe over a blue gown. A yellow hallo with blue cross terminals highlights his head against the purple sky. At his feet are more lambs on a background of green grass. Going up the window the grass turns to yellow fencing, a rose hedge, a castle set amongst trees. The window has a thick border strewn with bunches of grapes and at the top arch is a banner reading “The King of Love my Shepherd Is.”
FM1: Pre-Raphaelite style small arched window showing a woman holding a baby with a young girl kneeling besides her. The square panel at the bottom has white lilies. [1987-37-1].

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