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(1) [In the baptistery]. The baby Jesus is shown in a manger in the stable with Mary kneeling in prayer to the right and Joseph standing carrying a staff. Three shepherds descend the hill in the background with two winged angels above and a star at the top with the word “Alpha”. At the bottom of the widow it reads “To the Glory/ of God”. This window was erected by Rev. William Dundas for his wife Harriet and infant daughter May. (2) Red-robed Jesus ascending with a winged angel behind. Three disciples look up from the foreground with an open book on the bottom right. Above all is the word “Omega”. (3) An artisan stonemason chisels as a coloured statue of a robed woman with a winged angel standing behind “To The/ GLORY/ of/ GOD/ AND/ IN/ MEMORY/ of/ DAVID AND/ ISABELLA/ STUART”. The predominant colour is blue with pink bell-shaped flowers to the sides and wind instruments on the right. (4) St Margaret is shown in a medieval style with white dress and red cloak. She stands holding an open book with arms crossed. “SAINT/ MARGARET/ SURE/ BB/ STEDFAST/ TO THE/ GLORY of GOD/ AND IN/ MEMORY of/ DOROTHY MAY/ SMITH BORN 29TH MAY 1944/ DIED 28TH MAY 1982/ LIEUTENANT 4TH BO’NESS/ BOYS BRIGADE COMPANY/ AC/ ---“ (5) Standing bearded man holding a two-handed sword – red robe and blue cloak. He stands in a pillared archway with elaborate mouldings. In a roundel at the top of the window. Above in the distance is a strong castle. “UNG SENT UNG SOLE”. “In Memory of James Burn Llanis a man of Canium Esquire/ Born 8th February 1809 died 13th December 1909. August 1919”. (6) Jesus stands facing the observer with his right had raised in blessing. In his left hand is an open book with the Greek letters alpha and omega on opposite pages. He is wearing a red gown and cloak. He is surrounded by a halo and around this in the blue background are winged soles. He stands on a rainbow, below which is a dove, a ribbon and then two sailing ships. The ribbon bears the words “--- hopeful --- --- sou-- ---“. At the base it reads “To the Glory of God and in memory of James Hope of Carriden/ Knight Grand Cross of the most honourable Order of the Bath/ --- --- ---“. (7) St George is shown standing in a muscular cuirass, blue cloak, red tunic and leather leg grieves. He holds a long spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. At his feet is a green dragon, which merges into the green foliage, but whose red tongue stands out. A castle lies on the hill behind. The whole is framed by a columned archway with “SAINT/ GEORGE” on the lintel. Above is a roundel with a rainbow and the words “SPES NON FRACTA”. (8) St Francis of Assisi is surrounded by animals, fish and birds. In his left hand is a small bird and his right hand rests on a fawn. He wears a monk’s habit and his hair exhibits a tonsure. The sun, moon and stars are all shown in the sky. The text reads “SAINT FRANCIS/ TO THE GLORY of GOD/ AND IN LOVING/ MEMORY of/ ELIZABETH/ LUMSDEN/ MILLER/ SPRING/ SUMMER/ AUTUMN/ WINTER”. Designed by local artist George Gould of Bo’ness Academy. (9) Two winged angels stand blowing large horns (one with red and one with blue wings). “WHERE ALL/ IS PEACE/ AND JOY/ AND LOVE”. “To the Glory of God and in memory/ of 2nd Lieut. R.L. Cadell.” (10) St Andrew wears a pale blue tunic and has a fishing net wrapped around him. At his feet is a wicker basket with a house beyond. On the bottom right is a cricket bat and stumps, and to the left a golf club. “SAINT ANDREW”. Window in memory of James Kidd, his wife, and sons Lt-Col James and Captain John Kidd, and his son-in-law Donald McDonald. (11) “ST LEONARD”. A standing St Leonard wears a white tunic and holds two links of a chain whilst looking upwards. Fish can be seen behind him, with crossed swords and white lilies below. “TO THE/ GLORY/ of/ GOD/ AND IN/ LOVING/ MEMORY/ of DAVID/ KING”. Tower: (12) A bare-footed man holds his hands up in defence or supplication. In the background is a white horse with rider. It comes from the Congregation in memory and appreciation of Mr Dundas. Chancel: Three large chancel windows gifted by the Lloyd-Verneys. The centre one in memory of Admiral Sir James Hope depicts Christ as the beginning and end of all things. On the left, the window commemorates Colonel George Hope Lloyd-Verney, the symbol is that of St. George. To the right is St. James, for James Lloyd-Verney. 1912. [Window in memory of Lt Richard Louis Caddell. In November 1948 the war memorial windows were unveiled by HM Cadell.]
South aisle: The three-light window is mostly plain with colourful insets and contrasting black and white borders. The central light has a standing figure of Mary holding the baby Jesus whose arms are outstretched. She stands on a brown globe with a serpent at her feet. In the apex is a star. The left light contains a blue shield set within a cross. On the shield a sword pierces a heart. The right-hand light also has a blue shield on a cross, this time containing white lilies set in a yellow vase. At the base of the central light is the dedication “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ ARTHUR MOLLOY KENNARD PRAY FOR HIM” West gable: (S. upper) Jesus carrying a shepherd’s crook in his left hand and a lamb cradled in his right arm. “I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD JOB cX.11”/ “IN DEAR MEMORY OF FINDLAY/ ASLEEP SEPTEMBER 12TH” (N. upper) Standing male saint with a halo wearing a white robe and red cloak carrying a lamp in his left hand. His right hand is raised. “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD S.JOHN: VIII 12”/ “J.M.ANDERSON WHO FELL/ 1903/ AGED SEVENTEEN.” (S lower) Heavily robed St Peter (green cloak) carrying the keys to heaven and looking up to the right. “S.PETER/ THE WEST WINDOWS IN THIS CHURCH WERE ADORNED/ AND THE CHOIR WINDOW GIVEN BY A GRATEFUL CONGREGATION” (N lower) Standing female saint writing in a book with a quiver pen. “S.JOHN/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF J.WATSON LEE/ OVER 30 YEARS ORGANIST IN/ THIS CHURCH: 1902 R.I.P.” “& OFFERED TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN MEMORY OF EDMUND HUGH/ SAMWELL RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH, 1930-36 “FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH” N side – west to east. (1) Jesus carrying a small child in his left arm with his right hand raised in blessing. There are two children and a kneeling figure in the foreground. A schematic church is shown above. “SUFFER/THE CHILDREN/ TO COME UNTO/ ME” “IN REVERENCE OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ LOUISA GRAY WHO DIED DECR 7TH 1878” This window is by James Ballantine & Sons. (2) Winged angel in a wood with a chalice in front. A kneeling female figure (red dress, white robe) in the foreground. “NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE” “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ JAMES DENNISTOUN BAILLIE MAY 1ST 1876/ AND GEORGE A.F.BAILLIE APRIL 7TH 1882/ ALSO JANET SINCLAIR BAILLIE MARCH 12TH 1883 R.I.P.” (3 – next to pulpit) Robed and winged angel in the foreground with three figures beyond and trees in the background – the Maries at the Tomb. Schematic church above. “TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF FINDLAY ANDERSON/ WHO DIED NOVEMBER 15TH 1884 AGED 77 THIS/ WINDOW IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND CHILDREN” “MAYER & Co MUNICH & LONDON” Note. Mayer & Co was based in Munich and provided stained glass for most of the Catholic church built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. S side – west to east. (1) Jesus carrying his cross with a Roman cavalryman behind carrying an eagle standard. He is followed by a weeping woman and a man. A vignette below shows four men and a bowl in a pillared room. “IN MEMORY OF MARGARET COLQUHOUN BAILLE 12TH OCT 1868”. (2) Jesus standing holding a staff in his right hand and blessing a crouched figure. Vignette below with two angels with their right arms raised facing a crouched figure with a cloth and pot (cleaning the floor?). “MARY LYON DENNISTOUN LADY BAILLIE 17TH DECR 1872/ MARGARET DREGHORN BAILLIE 26TH AUGT 1870” Chancel: (1) Our Lord. (2) A standing bearded man carrying a scroll - Elijah (3) A standing bearded man carrying an inscribed stone tablet – Moses. Chi-rho. “---/ ---/ IN MEMORIAM/ FHS – R.I.P.”
1. To the left in the chancel apse. A winged figure (female) stand with arms spread out looking down on three kneeling figures. Its back is to a tree and to the right three crosses can be seen silhouetted on a hill. Above in the dark sky is a prominent central star, with a lesser star to the right. The bottom panel contains white lilies. Here is the inscription: “WHY SEEK YE THE LIVING/ AMONG THE DEAD/ ERECTED BY MARY CALLANDER/ IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND/ JOHN CALLANDER/ DIED 16 NOVEMBER 1890 AGED 48 YEARS” 2. To the right in the chancel apse. Jesus is shown in bare-footed in white robes and a blue gown walking towards the observer. He has his usual halo. To either side of him shafts of white light emanate from a cloud above his head. A coronet features prominently in the cloud, along with several winged heads. Three people kneel at his feet, with pink chrysanthemums around them. The bottom panel has the following words: “I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE/ FOR YOU/ ERECTED BY MARY CALLANDER/ IN MEMORY OF HER SON/ JOHN ALLAN CALLANDER/ DIED 31 DECEMBER 1902 AGED 29” In the chancel behind the organ are The two stained glass windows in the chancel were the gift of Mrs Callander, The Hazels, in 1905 in memory of her husband and son. They depict the Resurrection and the Ascension. Designed by Stephen Adam. 3. Under the south loft. A small single-light window in a modern style with prominent patches of blue and red. Bold black lines are used against pale backgrounds to depict detail such as facial features. It shows a child standing with its arms spread upwards in front of a knight. The latter holds an up-ended spade (spear?) in his left hand and a sceptre-like device in his right, terminating in the Falkirk High School monogram. The lettering at the top, partly obscured by the frame, reads “INVICEM SEMTE” - the school’s motto. There is a bird on the top left; fish and saltire on the bottom left; a man’s head on the right and leaves. 4. North wall. A two-light window with the design spread across both. The main scene depicts Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. He wears a white robe and kneels in front of the table next to a bowl. One disciple stands in front of him, the remainder behind the table. An arch in the centre unites the two parts. “LORD thou shalt never wash my feet” appears above. The top of each light is occupied by birds in nests; that to the left being in blue and showing three white chicks with a long-beaked parent above, that on the right in red, phoenix-like. Below the scene is a ribbon on a grape vine “To the GLORY of GOD/ and in grateful/ and loving memory of/ Thomas Laurie and Jeannie ---len Spence/ our Father and our Mother”. The spandrel lights have – left: a serpent entwined around a tree and right: a coronet. 5. South wall. A similar window to 4. Jesus is shown on the left standing in a building with Arabic arched arcading and ornate furniture stands. To the right are a number of scholars with scrolls and writing tablets. Above are left: a blue angel kneeling in prayer; right a red angel sitting playing a lyre. “I am the Light of the World/ he that/ followeth Me/ shall not walk/ in darkness but shall have/ the Light of Life”. At the base the panel contains “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY/ OF JOHN HIGGINS OF THIS CHURCH/ 1870-1950 WHO LOVED THE LIGHT THAT/ ILLUMINES ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL/ ERECTED BY/ HIS WIFE/ ANN 1952”. It rests on oak leaves and acorns. The spandrels have the Lamb of God and a dove. 6. South wall. The partner to 5. The main scene shows Jesus and some of his disciples reclining on a fabric covered couch. In the right foreground a young woman in a red robe uses her long golden coloured hair to wash the feet of Jesus. A vase and unguent bottle lie on the ground in front of her. A disciple in a purple robe standing on the left looks on in disapproval – he holds a small bag in is hand (money?). There is a bowl of fruit on the centre with two women and the disciples eating from it. Through the arched windows the city can be seen in the background. The tops of the lights are filled with left – a burning bush, emblem of the Church of Scotland; right – an ark, emblem of the Universal Church. The ribbon reads “SHE HATH WROUGHT/ A GOOD WORK UPON ME”. The two tracery windows have a chalice containing a red cross on the left and a blue anchor on the right; and below each “Faith” and “hope”. The basal inscription is “To the GLORY of GOD/ Erected by the/ Guild of/ Women of Erskine Church/ to commemorate the/ Bi-centenary/ of that/ Congregation 4th April 1937”. This lies on a spread pomegranate tree. Designed and executed by Alexander Strachan, Edinburgh, it shows Mary anointing the feet of Christ.
The first stained glass was installed in 1852 on either side of the pulpit by Ballantine and Allan of Edinburgh. The pattern was a simple one of geometric circles with primary colours of blue and red. In the early 1890s the church was altered and an organ was inserted in the lower part of the wall containing these windows. Consequently the glass was removed and the upper sections were placed under the galleries in the west and east walls, the lower sections going to Laurieston Church. The windows in the top gallery of these walls were installed in 1852 by the same firm. These feature the same primary colours and quatrefoils. New stained glass was placed in the truncated north windows to either side of the pulpit in 1897, the work of Christopher Whitworth Whall of London. Archibald Melville left a legacy for them in memory of his father John Melville of Kersehill and his own wife and child who had predeceased him. The subject of the windows is love fulfilling the law; (1) the duty to God – the love of God – is depicted on the west window. (2) the duty to man - love of the neighbour – on the east window. The west window illustrates the text “thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, all they soul, all thy strength and all thy mind”. Accordingly the four lancets show Abel as a young man worshipping God at an altar – love from the heart; Abraham preparing a sacrifice when the angel tells him not to sacrifice his son but a ram – love from the soul; Moses challenged by God at the burning bush – love with the strength; and David as king, musician and shepherd – love with the mind. A further dimension is added by the picture of Elijah ascending to heaven. The east window tells the parable of the good Samaritan in four parts, the robbers attack the traveller; the Levite examines the wounded man but keeps aloof while the priest also rides on his way; the Samaritan binds his wounds; and finally the Samaritan ensures that the wounded man is cared for. The text “love they neighbour as thy self” compliments the story. In the arch “first be reconciled to thy brother then come and offer thy gift” is illustrated by a scene of reconciliation beside an altar on which gifts have been placed. (Mitchell, R 2005 ‘Stained glass in Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church’, Calatria 22, 59-69). The four windows in the corners of the NE and NW walls were reglazed in 1972. They are decorated with quarry glass in light shades of yellow, green and blue and in the top of each is a single symbol – an alpha in the east window; an omega in the west; a communion cup in the W of the north wall; and the chi-rho on the remaining one. On the south elevation of the church hall is the millennium window. It was designed by Rolland Mitton of Livingston in 1995 and depicts a cross. It is set in a blind window and so is back-lit at night.
1968 Windows in memory of Rev Dugald McTaggart, minister 1946-67. “The design of the windows suggests a rectilinear rhythm, in keeping with the existing windows, with strong horizontals through the three window lights to counteract the shadow cast by a roof top. Since the windows are directly behind the pulpit the general colour is medium in strength, accented by small areas of stronger colour. Since there is no direct light, deep colour would become heavy and dull. The symbols in the design are: The Burning Bush – emblem of the Church of Scotland; the Lamp – signifying faith and guidance; stars with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega – signifying the Mysteries of the Universe created by God; the Oak Leaves – signifying strength.” A brass plaque reads “The windows above the pulpit are dedicated to the Gory of God and in memory of DUGALD W McTAGGART BA BD, Minister of Denny-West Church from 18th June 1946 to 1st October 1963 and of the United congregations of Westpark Church from 1st October 1963 till his death on 24th July 1967.”
East side (north to south) 1. A bold and plain illustration of St James is shown standing, ready to walk to the right. He carries a staff and has a bag slung over his shoulder and a hat on his back. Above him is a shell and below his name in capitals. The basal dedication reads “To the Glory of God and in memory of the Rev. B.D. Sinclair and/ his Mother and to commemorate the New Church of/ Bonnybridge. St. Helens constituted on July 31ST 1991.” 2. A tall lancet window, predominantly blue. It shows the figure of St Paul - steadfast courage and spirit of self sacrifice. His left hand rests on the hilt of a sword, the symbol of his martyrdom, with a parchment grasped in his right hand – the gospel. Behind and at a higher level is a representation of the crucifixion. There is an attendant angel with a chalice. The True Vine is entwined up the cross. A little ship is seen in the background showing the spread of the gospel. At the base is shown the arrival of St Columba in Scotland. Iona Cathedral in a thistle. At the apex is the crown of life and a dove in downward flight. “I have finished my course/ I have kept the Faith”. “--- ---- ---- ---- to God for the life --- ---/ ---- ---- JAMES STEEL MA --- minister/ of the church and Parish of Bonnybridge/ --- ---- his ministry --- ---/ --- --- died 9th April --- ---“ To the right of this is a depiction of Bonnybridge Church. 1950. Dedicated to the first minister of the church, Rev. James Steel. Designed and produced by the Abbey Studio, Edinburgh. 3. A man in a bronze helmet stands under a canopy with another seated on a folding stool wearing a banded head scarf. In front of them is a large crowd with city wall behind. On either side, extending into the geometric border are the words “Wah’s/ help” and “Jehovah/ help”. There are large geometric panels above and below. “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves that ye love the Lord your God” “To the memory of/ George Ure D.L./ of Wheatlands/ Died 3rd January 1910, aged 89 years” The text is from the book of Joshua Chapter 23 verse 11 and points to the subject as Joshua’s farewell. As an old man he gives his last exhortation, while the elders, warriors and people are gathered before him. Seated beside him is Eleazer , the Priest; the small tinkling bells and pomegranates can be seen on the borders of his robes. Joshua reminds Israel of their victory and conquest of Canaan, his sword by his side, and he also recalls all that God has done for them – hence “Jehovah’s Help”. Symbolically the green and pleasant land of Canaan is set above the scene, the River Jordan and the Walls of Jericho being also depicted. Above the canopy is the Scroll of the Law, the words of the Covenant and the Statute made in Schechem, while the decorative leaves around the window are reminiscent of the great oak under which Joshua set the stone of commemoration. In the apex the reward of the faithful warrior is represented in the Crown. 4. Another tall lancet with a central figured scene and geometric panels above and below. A woman wearing a head scarf seated with one hand raised in supplication. A woman sits to her right holding a distaff; and a second stands opposite her. “She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness”. “In memoriam/ Janet Reid Ure/ Wife of George Ure. Wheatlands/ Died 15th October 1890 aged 70”. At the bottom, partly hidden by a wooden shelf it says “her children arise up and call her blessed”. The text is from the book of Proverbs Chapter 3 Verse 26, and the quotation at the base is from Verse 28. The Virtuous Woman, the good wife and mother, is seen surrounded by her children. She instructs them, reading from the Good Book “A Woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” All are clothed in rich silk garments, the work of her hands, while her tapestries and hangings are seen behind her. Outside is one of the merchant ships, to which she is likened in bringing her food from afar. Her children work at spindle and loom, and the whole picture is one of a happy home in which the key person is the mother. In the upper window the heart, with rays emanating, symbolises love and service, the inspiration and strength of every home. 5. Jesus stands in the centre with his right arm raised to still the waves roaring below. Three men around him. “Then he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea”. “Anne Wells Brown/ Wife of James Smith/ Died 5th July 1891”. “IHS” above. The Stilling of the Storm – St Matthew Chapter 8 Verse 26. The central figure of this window is that of Jesus as he stands up in the boat and commands the waves to be still. His calm is clearly contrasted with the terror of the disciples; the fury of the storm is evident as the sea crashes into the boat; while the sails are extended high in the gale. The theme continues that of window 6. 6. Noah stands in front of a rocky altar from which rise tall flames. There are three men and women behind and two in front. “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD”. A roundel at the top shows Noah’s ark. The geometric panel below reads “James Smith/ Died 11th April 1886” The theme – Noah’s Thanksgiving after the Flood – is from genesis Chapter 8 Verse 20. Noah’s gratitude on his safe return to dry land is expressed by his sacrifice of his burnt offering at an altar, while his wife and family are gathered round him. Symbolically the ark is also pictured, resting on the mountains of Ararat. Above the canopy the message of the window is summarised by the ark in full view, riding serenely and triumphantly over the flood. The theme is particularly appropriate because James Smith was shipwrecked in the Atlantic and spent three days afloat in a basket before being rescued. North Gable: Two –two lancet windows: 1. Three women see a shining angel standing in front of a cave. “he is not here/ for he is risen as he said”. Above are the letter alpha and omega. The central quatrefoil contains a book – the Bible. The lower panels have white lilies and roses in their centres. “To the Glory of GOD. and/ in loving memory of our/ mother harriet Dudley Ure/ died 3rd January 1889”. A Resurrection theme showing three women, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Salome at the sepulchre on Easter morning. They carry spices and ointments to pay their last respects to the body of the crucified Lord. The look of surprise on their faces can be seen, as the Angel announces the wonderful news of the resurrection – St Matthew Chapter 26 Verse 6. On the hill of Calvary in the background, the three crosses are a reminder of that travail and sorrow over which the victory is won. Above, within the quatrefoil, is the gospel book. High on each light, Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet denote God’s eternity and infinitude. Below on either side of the mullion and two symbolic flowers, the wild rose, with its harsh thorns and silken petal speaks both of sorrow and sunshine, pain and joy. The Easter lily has its own message of resurrection – its bulb is buried in the earth but out of it arise foliage and new bulbs. 2. A woman brings her young son to stand before an old seated philosopher in a temple. “my heart rejoiceth/ in the LORD”. “To the Glory of GOD. and/ in loving memory of our/ mother harriet Dudley Ure/ died 3rd January 1889”. There is an anchor and cross with the crown in the upper lights, the symbols of the Christian victory and hope of salvation. Within the quatrefoil is the book of the law with the ten numbers of the Decalogue. At the base are the letters of the Holy name of Jesus and the monogram of Christ - “ihs” and “xdc” (chi rho with sigma added denoting Saviour). The words of Hannah in 1st Samuel Chapter 2 Verse 1 give the key to the subject – the Dedication of the Boy Samuel. Hannah, overjoyed at the gift of a son, decides to dedicate him to the service of God. Eli is seen seated in the Temple reading the sacred scriptures as Hannah, with her son, approaches. The Sanctuary lamp shines overhead.
North gable over entrance & gallery: A large 4-light window. All four have the same layout with a panel at the bottom containing a poached egg plant; then a quatrefoil with four different flowers in each – lilies, iris, daisies, and roses; another rectangular panel of poached egg plants; a quatrefoil containing a saint’s head, shoulders and hands holding a scroll; more poached egg plants; and finally a trefoil with golden yellow grass plants. The legend along the bottom reads “JOHN DENHOLM. Session. Clerk./ DIED 12TH NOVEMBER 1872// JANET MEIKLE OR DENHOLM/ DIED 30TH APRIL 1877/ THEIR CHILDRENS A--------// TILL THE DAY BREAK AND/ THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY”. In the smaller tracery sections are crosses and at the apex two overlapping triangles making a 6-pointed star set in foliage. Chancel or south gable: Two large lancet windows with a pointed ellipse between. The left-hand window shows a man holding a sword upright in his right hand. The right-hand one a bearded man. Both men have haloes with small geometric patterns above them. The ellipse contains the white lamb of God. Nave: The windows of the nave have the same simple repeating pattern with bands of colour and a roundel of fruit.
1928. Rear of chancel inscribed “To the glory of God, and in memory of Thomas Shanks and Mary Kirkwood Shanks. Erected by their son James Kirkwood Shanks, 1928.” The subject of the memorial window is the Ascension and the design is spread over three lights in the chancel. In the centre Christ is seen rising above the clouds, with a golden ray of light shining down on Him. In the clouds of the two sidelights an angel is shown, whilst at the bottoms of the whole three lights are the eleven apostles with the two Marys either standing or kneeling in attitude of devotion. Glass mosaic, there being between 3,000 and 4,000 glasses in the composition. The colours are in the glass metal and are called antique and separate pieces of various coloured glass. It is made in small sheets which show variations in tint and texture. These variations are specially selected to give light and shade according to the spot they are chosen to fill. By using the coloured glass in this manner the colouring in the window is absolutely permanent. The work in connection with the window was carried out in its entirety at the studio of Baillie and Telfer, 9 Thistle Street, Glasgow, C3, the design and workmanship being carried through by their artist James Benson. On the stair at the east end are three single light windows predominantly in blue with angular lead work. The inscription is carried through all three “MY SPIRIT HATH” “REJOICED IN GOD” “MY SAVIOUR”. The central window depicts Mary holding the infant Jesus, stars above; the left window the three kings bearing gifts, a single star and crescent moon above; and the right window three shepherds carrying crooks and a single sheep, stars above. The use of white light (clear glass) in the central window leaves Jesus basking in starlight. The third window is signed at the bottom right “SADIE F/ McLELLAN”.
1888: Stained glass window. 1934: Sep, stained glass windows in chancel dedicated to Rev Keir and his wife, erected by family, congregation and friends. Christ is seen in the central window, kneeling with a basin of water on his knee and a pitcher of water beside him, whilst he washes the feet of St Peter. The gold colour of Christ’s cloak suggests the regality to which he was soon to ascend, and the re brooch is symbolic of the Passion to come. Behind are two open windows through which Jerusalem may be seen. Lamp in apex. In the side lights are four disciples with windows behind them. Designed and executed by G MacWhirter Webster of the Stephen Aden Studio, Glasgow. “Peter saith unto him,/ Thou shalt never wash my feet.” “To the Glory of God and in memory of/ the Rev. David Kier m.a. Minister 1879-1933 and of Mrs Kier,/ Erected by family congregation and friends, Sept. 30, 1934.” “Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not/ thou hast no part with me.”
The windows are numbered from the NE to NW in a clockwise fashion. 1. From the legacy of Agnes Watt in memory of her parents John and Ann Watt, and sisters Christina, Elizabeth and Ann, December 2005. 1. Window gifted by Mrs Wallace and her daughter Anne Walker in memory of ex-Provost Andrew Walker (1950-53) who had been a senior elder at the church. It depicts St Modan, who traditionally brought the Gospel to Falkirk. An oak branch grows from the little mound on which he stands symbolising the paganism that existed until he came. The saint is dressed as a preacher and carries a preacher's staff. His right hand, larger than proportion, carries the Bible, indicating open and large-handedness, generosity and action. Behind his halo is a suggestion of the hills and valleys of the Forth. His face symbolises the virtues of patience and sincerity and perseverance. The Falkirk coat-of-arms occupies the bottom right-hand corner.
In September 1926 a stained glass window was unveiled by the Marchioness of Zetland dedicated to the 22 members of the congregation who died in the First World War. January 1932. Two windows dedicated. “The general theme of the memorial windows is the equal citizenship of man and woman, and … with the war memorial window in the centre of the church, form a harmonious whole. They respectively symbolise “Home”, “Church” and “World”. In the “Home” window, which bears the inscription “To the Glory of God and with remembering love of Mrs Robb, wife of the minister of this parish, and worker in the cause of women,” there is standing at the door of a humble thatched cottage a devoted mother with drawn face and bent form, with a lighted torch in her hand and head bare. Before her, a young, bright girl, dressed as for a long journey, and as the book which she holds open in his hand seems to suggest, she is well equipped for it. The girl is the woman’s dearly beloved eldest child. The window depicts one of the great tragic moments in a women’s life. The mother realises, in her own experience, that the Cross is the only way by which the Home and Womanhood may be redeemed. For her child’s sake she mounts it and braces herself up to bid her child God-speed on the great adventure. The little son, sensing that something big is happening, has shyly accompanied his mother to the door. Although quite unconscious of it, e lends her just that human strength without which she may have felt she could never have faced the ordeal of parting. To the right, on the west side, is the “Church’s” window, a complementary picture, bearing the inscription “This window was given by the congregation and friends.” It represents the second chapter in the great story of woman. On making her way into the world this home-guided, home-inspired woman found the Church. Here it may be conjectured, she spent many happy, profitable years sitting at the feet of the master, acquiring wisdom, equipping herself the better in soul and mind for the real battles in life that lay still ahead of her, until the Church became like a second and a bigger home. The Master has become the Father; this a sign to her that it was time again to take once more to the road. This picture depicts the second tragic experience in her life of the adventure, when she may feel that neither within the Home nor merely within the Church, but in the wide world is woman to find herself and her true sphere. Here St Columba stands with crook in hand, a noble figure at the door of his Church, to bless this young zealous woman disciple, as she sets out on the last and greatest chapter of her life, to bear the message of the Home and the Church into every sphere of life. So come the central window to be the key to the others. It is the “World” window. Here, can be seen the iron worker, miner, sailor, farmer, all hard at work, with the master in the midst, none but a Presence, yet active, inspiring, sending shafts of His power into the darkest, dullest and most monotonous of callings, redeeming them however, from drudgery, and from weariness otherwise insufferable. Even here there is no real abiding place for a living soul, and so the woman is seen seeking to penetrate into the mysteries of the tomb, or again, if the eyes are directed to the uppermost panel, there is revealed the vision of the New Jerusalem with the world on its knees, and the Christ still far beyond, the ever-escaping one. No more can be seen, yet the feeling is created that the end has not been reached.”
c1950. The central window in the chancel apse was installed as a memorial to the men of the congregation who gave their lives in the two world wars. On the recommendation of the Committee on Artistic Questions of the Church of Scotland sketches of the window were submitted by William Wilson of Edinburgh. The estimated cost was £225. The subject of the window is Christ the Redeemer, and shows the figure of Jesus freed from the Cross, symbolising his triumph over death. The green of the Cross suggest the Tree of Life and rises from the Water of Life. Figures of the martyrs, Saints Peter, Andrew, Catherine, Stephen and Paul, surround the Cross in adoration. The pelican signifies sacrifice. The text is from Rev. V, v.9. It and the windows from either side are now in the funeral home, formerly the Sheriff Court, in Hope Street.
1. The base of the east window bears the inscription "In memoriam, Rev. William Park., D.D. 1890". The top centre light contains an angel with a harp and the text "Oh, come let us walk in the light of the Lord"; to right and left are ecclesiastical plants such as the rose and lily; the tracery contains cherubs and doves and the letters alpha and omega. The whole composition was designed by Stephen Adam and Co, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.
Left of pulpit. The window to the left as you look at the pulpit is the War Memorial for those of the parish who fell in WW2. Jesus is shown on the Cross with the words “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY” in the outer border of the arch of the window. The cross is pale blue with a purple outline. Within the upper arm above the head of Christ is a dove with outstretched wings plummeting downwards, and in the podium is a winged angel holding a chalice. Jesus wears a red loin cloth with a white fringe, and on his head is placed a crown of thorns. His body appears in grey with his ribs and muscles picked out in detail. The background is composed of striated pieces of bluish glass producing a shimmering light. To either side, in the background, are the Greek letters alpha and omega - and in the border a small figure of an angel kneeling in prayer. The bottom of the border is coloured red and the sides contain “heraldic” style geometric devices. Artist: Douglas Hamilton (1895 -1959) Right of pulpit. The window to the right of the pulpit is dedicated to William and Helen Sutherland of Stonehouse and was commissioned by the Sutherland Family in 1962. Christ stands facing outwards with his right hand raised in blessing, his left hand holds aloft a crude wooden cross tied together with cloth. The angle of the cross is symmetrically matched by rays of bright light emanating from Christ’s right shoulder. His purple halo is transformed upwards into a pointed flame from which rises a phoenix. Above are the words “NOW IS CHRIST RISEN”. On either side of his feet is a helmeted soldier bearing a spear. The clear plain background contrasts with the brightly coloured figures and is framed by a shield-shaped narrow pale blue border. The window is signed “FELIX glass/ 1965”. Artist: Felix McCullough, c1965. East wall. 1968: Stained glass memorial window for Elizabeth Clerk MacLaren who died at Bothkennar Manse in February 1968, the gift of the congregation. Mary sits in the centre in heavy blue robes and a head scarf holding the baby Jesus on her lap. To her left is one of the kings wearing rich robes, sporting a tall gold crown and carrying a decorated golden casket with a ball finial. On the other side is a shepherd in plain robes holding an angular purple crook in his right hand and a sheep in the crook of his arms. Two more sheep stand at his feet. Above Mary’s head a descending dove appears in a star burst with angels on either side. In the arch and angel addresses the kneeling Mary “THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH”. The text continues on the lower panel below the main scene “+AND.DWELT AMONG US AND+/ KNOW YE/ NOT THAT/ I MUST BE/ ABOUT MY/ FATHER’S/ BUSINESS/ THIS IS MY/ BELOVED/ SON IN WHOM/ I AM WELL PLEASED/ +WE BEHOLD HIS GLORY GLORY AS OF THE ONLY+/ BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH+”. To either side of these words is a vignette, that on the left showing Mary and six men; on the right a young man carrying a pennant of St George in his left hand, with his right hand placed on the head of John the Baptist who stands in a river. The biblical text is taken from John 1.14, with parts of Luke 2.49 and Matthew 3.17 interposed. Attributed to Felix McCullough.
Chancel: A five-light widow showing the disciples, some kneeling and some carrying staffs, in green and blue cloaks, looking up at the ascendant Jesus in his brilliant white robes. To either side of him is an angel with purple wings. In the smaller lights above is a heavenly host in contrasting red. The inscription along the bottom reads “ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH”. This is known as the Ascension Window and commemorates Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1887. East aisle (north to south): (1) King David. A bearded man wearing a golden crown and blue and purple robes stands playing a harp, which rests on an altar inside a pillared and arcaded church. The bottom panel has the sailing ship of the Bo’ness coat-of-arms and the inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ WILLIAM WELSH PROVOST OF/ DIED 11TH MARCH 1907”. (Illus No 42) By William Meikle & Sons. (2) St Paul. Partner of (1) depicts a bald and bearded man in blue and purple robes holding a two-handed sword in his right hand and a plan of a church in his left. Behind him is an olive plantation below a walled biblical city. The bottom panel reads “AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ BONESS & ELDER IN THIS CHURCH/ ERECTED BY HIS FAMILY/ JANUARY/ 1908” with “SINE METU” to the right. At the bottom right corner is the name of the maker “W J MEIKLE & SON/ GLASGOW”. (Illus No. 43) (3) St George. A knight in plate armour with chain mail detailing holds an upright lance in his right hand and an elongated triangular shield bearing the cross of St George in his left. He has a blue cloak and yellow locks of hair protrude from under his helm. The lance rests on brown earth studded with plants. A purple-winged angel looks down from above with a ribbon bearing the words “PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD”. The scroll at the foot reads “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH/ WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE WAR 1914-1919”. (Illus No. 44). By James Ballantine II. (4) The knight of (3) is seen getting up off his back with his left hand pushing against the earth and his right raised for assistance. He is bathed in a bright light that has given a pale blue hue to the armour and greyed his hair. This light emanates from a pink-winged angel, who stands above him with a laurel wreath in its left hand and its right hand stretched towards that of the knight. Above the angel is a ribbon “BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND/ I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE”. Below the knight his sword lies on the earth and a scroll reads “THESE WINDOWS ARE PLACE HERE/ BY THE CONGREGATION AND FRIENDS”. (Illus No. 45). (5) Jesus washing a disciple's feet. This brightly coloured window is in modern impressionistic style. A bearded long-haired man (disciple), with halo, stands with both hands raised in blessing. In front of him Jesus kneels, wearing the usual robes and sandals, and washes a foot which looks like third hand. This depicts the washing of the disciples’ feet. At the top is a vignette housing three children. The bottom panel reads “THESE WINDOWS WERE/ ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW/ MARY SCOTT GRAHAM/ WO DIED 17 JANUARY 1937”. To its left is the sailing ship of the Bo’ness coat-of-arms and the motto “SINE METU”. Unusually there is a golden heraldic lion above; to the right is a St Andrew’s saltire in a shield. (Illus 47). By William Wilson. (6) Jesus healing Bartimaeus.The partner to (5) it shows Jesus with one hand raised in blessing and the other on the shoulder of a hooded kneeling blind man who has his eyes closed [Blind Bartimaeus]. The bottom panel reads “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY/ OF DR. JAMES DALRYMPLE GRAHAM/ AN ELDER IN THIS CHURCH AND/ SUPERINTENDANT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL/ DIED 22 DECEMBER 1925”. There is a chi-rho emblem on the left and palm leaves to the right. The upper vignette houses a seating figure. Slightly stooped forwards. (Illus No. 46). By William Wilson. West aisle (north to south): (1) Royal Air Force Memorial window. An airman dressed in thick boots, gloves, helmet, goggles, etc, stands in front of his aeroplane with a piece of paper in his left hand. Searchlight beams intersect the blue sky behind and stars dot the upper area. Above and surrounding his head is the winged logo of the RAF with a roundel bearing the Latin motto “PER AR DUA AD ATRA” . At his feet are the words (carried over from (2) “THEY/ WERE/ STRONGER/ THAN/ LIONS/ OF THE ROYAL/ AIR FORCE AND THE/ AIRMEN OF THIS/ PARISH & CONGREGATION/”. (Illus No. 53). By William Wilson. 1948. (2) Royal Air Force Memorial window. St Michael stands with a pink-bladed sword in his right hand and an upright spear in his left. He is wearing plate armour and a white robe sporting Christian crosses. At his feet is an abject green dragon and to either side of his shoulders a white eagle, with prominent yellow beaks, swoops down. Above him is a heraldic lion. His feet rest on a roundel containing a flying plane caught in the beams of searchlights. An interlaced ribbon reads “THEY WERE/ SWIFTER THAN/ EAGLES” and continues “TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD AND/ A TRIBUTE TO/ THE VALOUR”. (Illus No. 52). By William Wilson. 1948. (3) Mary & Martha. (Companion to (4). A bare-footed woman, identified in the ribbon above as Mary, stands facing the viewer. She wears a white robe, covered by a blue cloak and pale pink head scarf. Her arms are brought together over her chest and hold a book. Behind her is a well, trees and flowers. This foliage extends to the top of the window where a winged soul peeps out. The panel at the bottom reads “To the Glory of GOD and in Loving memory of/ Catherine Hamilton Stevens Johnston/ Who died April 8th 1926/ Erected by her Husband and Family”. (Illus No. 51). 1928. (4) Mary & Martha. Another bare-footed woman, this time identified as Martha. She has blue robes and a pink head scarf over a white tunic and holds a set of keys in her left hand and a basket of fruit in her right. Water springs from an urn at her feet. The inscription on the bottom panel is the same as (3) above, ie. bottom reads “To the Glory of GOD and in Loving memory of/ Catherine Hamilton Stevens Johnston/ Who died April 8th 1926/ Erected by her Husband and Family”. (Illus No. 50). 1928. (5) A heavily robed bare-footed figure with a youthful face and locks of golden hair highlighted by a halo (John). His right hand is raised in supplication. Above is a winged angel with a banner “BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS”. This message form the Sermon on the Mount suggests that the figure is Jesus. Two more angels support a scroll on the bottom of the window “TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF DAVID TAYLOR/ POSTMASTER BO’NESS AND ELDER IN THIS CHURCH/ ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND FAMILY”. (Illus No 49). (6) The partner window to (5) shows a bearded and haloed elder statesman in blue robes holding a rolled scroll in his left hand and has his right arm outstretched upwards (Peter). The ribbon above reads “BY THE POWER OF GOD/ BY THE ARMOUR OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” (partly hidden by the metal supports). The figure is presumably the older Jesus. The bottom is similar to (5) and contains the same inscription. (Illus No. 48). Vestry (south to north) A set of five windows that should be read continuously from left to right. (1) Bearded and bare-footed man standing with his warms raised and palms open. In front of him a woman with a red cloak rests on one knee looking up with her arms raised. In the background is verdant vegetation. “Mary in the Garden.” On a scroll below are the words “RABBONI MASTER” and below this again “TO THE GLORY OF GOD”. A lozenge shaped pane of glass has the maker’s name “W. WILSON/ R.S.A./ [crown]/ ER” At the top is the lamb of God, its head tilted back to receive the sun’s rays. (2) This scene shows three standing male figures. The two bearded men on the left inspect the nail puncture holes in the hands of Jesus, who is highlighted by a halo. “ Doubting Thomas.” Behind the men a blue curtain hangs from a rod. There is a bunch of grapes above. “BE NOT FAITHLESS BUT BELIEVING/ and in Loving memory of”. (3) Three women approach from the right, one (dressed in red) carrying an urn and another (in blue) a bunch of flowers. Behind them three crosses can be seen silhouetted against the sky on Calvary Hill. “The Empty Tomb.” A golden coronet lies above. In front of them sits a winged angel from who light emanates. His right hand points upwards and the text below is “HE IS NOT HERE/ HE IS RISEN”. The basal text continues “James Thomson LRIBA, FRIAS/ Died 3rd September/ 1949.” (4) Jesus sits at a table and with his right hand raised blesses the bread in his other hand. “The Emmaus Meal.” On the other side of the table are two sandaled and blue-robed disciples. Behind them is a red curtain suspended from a rod and lit by light radiating from Jesus. Above is a vignette containing ears of corn. “AND THEIR EYES WERE OPENED”. “These windows were placed here by” (5) Jesus in his white robes, light shining from his halo, stands in from of a kneeling man carrying a long staff. In the background is a biblical city. “The Damascus Road.” The emblem above shows a bird, a phoenix, rising from flames. “LORD WHAT WILL THOU HAVE/ ME TO DO” “his widow ISABELLA ROSE BENNET THOMSON”. The maker’s name is in a lozenge shaped pane - “J. BLYTH/ ER”. West hall: (1) Jesus, haloed and in a red robe, stands in front of a crowd. In front of him is a boy cradling a basket of bread in his right arm and holding two fish by a hook in his left hand. Both wear sandals. Above is a golden chalice from which emanates sun’s rays. The ribbon below reads “WHAT ARE THESE AMONG SO MANY”. Below this again is a section with small lozenge panes, one of which contains the Scottish saltire. At the bottom are the words “To the GLORY of GOD and in memory of/ JOHN JOHNSTON MASTER BAKER/ A tribute/ from his/ Daughter/ MARY ANN” (2) A modern, stylistic window with a broad fleur-de-lis studded border to the lancet shape containing three roundels. The uppermost houses a bird – its wings outstretched and diving downwards; the central roundel shows a herald of death with his trumpet hovering over a shadowy landscape, presumably Calvary Hill; the lowest has a burning bush. The outer border of the central roundel has a Latin inscription “IN TERRA PAX MINIBUS BONAE VOLU-NTATIS”. The legend at the bottom of the window reads “To the glory of god and in/ memory of George t.s./ gould, d.a, artist and teacher/ b. 1903 d1990; also his beloved/ wife, winifred, b. 1903, d1984”. The signature of the maker shows a small bird with the words “filia Lapico La—“ (3) Jesus stands in front of a tree with sugar cone hills to the right. Two small children approach; the boy on the left holding out a bunch of flowers in his left hand; the girl on the right has long blond hair. The panel below reads “Jesus Bids Us Shine”. At the bottom is the dedication “In loving memory of Allan Bryce,/ Elder 1956 to 1983/ donated by Agnes Bryce 1985.”
1946: At her death in 1938 Mrs Taylor, the widow of the minister, left money for a window, which could not be completed until after the war. It was designed by the Glasgow artist, Douglas Hamilton, and depicts the Madonna and Child. Two side panels portray attendant angels in an attitude of adoration. The central figure is surmounted by a star which shines from above the manger recalling the visit to Bethlehem of the Wise Men from the East, while in the foreground the artist pictured a lamb, the symbol of the presence of humble shepherds from the Judean hills. The entire scene is depicted in exquisite and varying shades of colour in which blue and red predominate. The inscription beneath the memorial records that the window is dedicated “To the glory of God, and in loving memory of Rev. Andrew Ross Taylor, MA, who ministered here from April 1881 to March 1926. Gifted by his widow.”
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.
The church had stained glass windows with scriptural emblems. The east window showed Christ the King reigning from the Cross. A window depicting Christ the Good Shepherd was taken out by O’ May when the church was being demolished. It has been restored and installed in the north porch of the newly erected Episcopal Church of St. John’s, Torrens near Canterbury in Australia.
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].
South gable: A large 4-light window on the main façade over the entrance and gallery. The left-hand light shows upright lilies against a blue sky and grassy background. Near the top are the words “worship the Lord in”. The second light has the full-length figure of a male angel in white robes with pink and yellow wings. He carries a scroll in his right hand upon which is written “SPES”. The next light has a similar female angel with “FIDES” on the scroll. The right-hand light has white roses and the final words of the sentence in the first “in the Reality of Holiness”. The lower panel of each light is filled with scallop shells and the upper by small individual geometric shapes and symbols. The rose window above shows a figure. North gable: The 3-light window in the chancel depicts a single scene. In the centre is an old man in green robes holding a baby. On the left a woman in blue robes, her head covered, looks on. Behind her is a second woman. To the right a man holds a cot, and behind him is a man leaning on a staff. The three main figures are haloed, as is the baby – the scene depicting the birth of Christ with Mary and Joseph. In the background is a city. Vestibule: Two small lancet windows contain stained glass of the 1970s. Foliage with bunches of grapes, figs, oranges and cherries. What look like bubble, small white circles, of various sizes, float upwards.