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.
Volume 14 1943-44 (War-time Issue)
Mr MacRae outlines the process by which “debts”, almost universal in mediaeval versions of the Lord’s Prayer, gave way increasingly to “trespasses”.
A description of the village, the graveyard and the parish church, restored in 1927 by Mr Jeffrey Waddell.
A plea for much wider repertoire in most congregational worship, with suggestions from French, German, English and Scottish sources.
Mr Stuart urges that prayers be confined to five minutes, sermons to no more than twenty five. He dislikes the custom of children’s talks followed later by a sermon, favours an offering received at the church door, is dubious of services celebrating organisations or causes - “Keep out the laymen!” . He finds anthems too often exhibitionist, and believes that ministers could be spared much work if everyone accepted that the second service should be a repeat of the first, for those who had not been able to attend.
(All between pages 10 and 11)
The Holy Table, Crathie Parish Church
The Holy Table, St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Edinburgh
The Parish Church of Fowlis Wester (before restoration)
The Parish Church of Fowlis Wester (as restored, 1927)