The article encompasses the origins of the lectern, the history of their use in Scotland, detailed information on the acquisition and design of a comprehensive list of lecterns in local churches, table lecterns, lectern cloths, and how they should be used today.
An account of the foundation, ruin and restoration of the building and a detailed description of its interior, furnishings and inscriptions, with photographs.
|St Fillan’s Parish Church, Aberdour||5.24 MB|
William McMillan - short note on
The Ministry of the Word by F D Coggan, MA, DD
The Book of Common Prayer by D E Harrison, MA
Strange Victory by M A C Warren
(All Canterbury Press)
The most common positions and a discussion of the best locations for the instrument and for the choir.
|The Place for the Church Organ||2.11 MB|
The origins of both garments, the distinction between them, and suggestions as to how they most properly should be used in the Church of Scotland.
|The Stole and the Scarf||5.83 MB|
The Lectern, St Leonard’s Parish Church, Dunfermline - Facing page 14
St Fillan’s Parish Church, Aberdour (before restoration) - Facing page 15
St Fillan’s Parish Church, Aberdour (after restoration) - Facing page 16
St Fillan’s Parish Church, Aberdour (Interior) - Facing page 17
A historical survey of Scottish fonts, lavers, font covers, font cloths and private fonts.
|The Baptismal Font||6.85 MB|
A history and guide to the church.
|Uphall Old Parish Church: The Church of St Nicholas, Strathbrock||3.03 MB|
Dr Kennedy argues that modern man, through rationality and secularism, is cut off from the truth, goodness and beauty which belong to God. The Church’s message, and the Church’s buildings, must reflect the transcendent and the sacramental, and help “modern man” to recover a sense of reverence, community and dependence on God.
|The Prophetic Church To-day: A Plea for Passion||4.06 MB|
Dr Davidson argues that the restriction of training to the academic sphere has equipped ministers for a teaching ministry but not so much for a pastoral or devotional one. His vision is of a residential college where academic training might be supplemented by community life and devotional discipline.
|Training for the Ministry||2.52 MB|
A First Communion Manual, by the Rev Ninian Hill DD, reviewed by Millar Patrick
The Shape of the Liturgy, by Dom Gregory Dix, reviewed by William McMillan
(All between pages 10 and 11)
The Font, St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Edinburgh
Uphall Kirk (as restored)
Uphall Kirk - Ground Plan
The Font, St Leonard’s Church, Dunfermline
Dr McMillan gives a historical account of the Communion Table (both fixed and portable) in Scotland, with notes on other related topics: Frontals, Frontlet, Flowers, Desk, Alms Dish, Cross and Riddels.
|The Communion Table and its Furnishings||5.87 MB|
Mr MacRae outlines the process by which “debts”, almost universal in mediaeval versions of the Lord’s Prayer, gave way increasingly to “trespasses”.
|“Debts” or “Trespasses”||2.15 MB|
A description of the village, the graveyard and the parish church, restored in 1927 by Mr Jeffrey Waddell.
|A Pilgrimage to the Ancient Church of Fowlis Wester||1.97 MB|