The Rev Alex B Macdonald, BD, Ph D, Dron

Dr Macdonald deplores subjectivity and commends greater objectivity in sermons, prayers and hymns.

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue), p8
PDF icon Objectivity in Worship2.25 MB

The Rev William D Maxwell, BD, Ph D, Senior Chaplain to the Forces

Dr Maxwell lists many available books on worship, under seven separate headings: The Theory of Worship, The History of Christian Worship’ Scottish Worship, Anglican Worship, Church Architecture, Church Music, Liturgical Texts. Oxford, 1936

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue), p11

The Rev William McMillan, Ph D, DD, St Leonard’s, Dunfermline

Dr McMillan discusses precedents and suggests a scheme of colours for today.

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue), p14

The Rev J H Baxter, DD, D Litt, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, The University of St Andrews

Professor Baxter describes the origins of St Salvator’s College and Church, St Andrews.

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue), p17

No Author Specified

These are dispersed on pp. 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20. Confusion of versions of the Lord’s Prayer deplored and congregational participation encouraged. Revival of the office of Beadle encouraged, with notes on staff, wand and mace. A plea for vestries to be furnished in a way that creates a spiritual atmosphere. Also a plea for a more significant Confirmation Service.

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue)
PDF icon Notes and Comments1.88 MB

Illustrations in this volume

(all between pages 10 and 11)

The College of Preachers, Washington, DC
The Refectory, College of Preachers
The Common Room, College of Preachers
The Chapel of St Salvator, University of St Andrews
The Lord President’s Mace

Reference: Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue)
PDF icon 1942-1943-illustrations.pdf1.39 MB

Sir D Y Cameron, RA, LL D, Kippen

Sir D Y Cameron makes a plea for a recovered recognition, in the post-war world, of the Church as the “heart of the world” and “the home of the beautiful”, based on a somewhat idealised view of the medieval period in Scotland as a golden age of art

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p1
PDF icon The Church and the Arts2.51 MB

The Rev William McMillan, Ph D, DD, CF, St Leonard’s, Dunfermline

William McMillan gives a brief account of the making and relationships of ‘Laud’s Liturgy’.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p5
PDF icon The Scottish Book of Common Prayer2.52 MB

Herbert Wiseman Esq, MA, Director of Music, Edinburgh Corporation Education Committee; Organist at St Andrew’s (Drumsheugh) Church, Edinburgh

Herbert Wiseman,  noting that, despite a “fine corpus of great tunes” in Scotland, only “snippets” of the metrical psalms are found fit for use, calls for renewed consideration of prose versions as these give proper priority to words.  He suggests some form of choral speaking as an initial step for congregations, and the use of Gregorian tones as the next.  Anglican chants are treated with reservation and with the insistence that “the tune must be fitted to the words and not the words to the tune”.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p9

The Rev Robert Coupar, DD

Robert Coupar gives a historical and descriptive account of the Church.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p13

The Rev Millar Patrick, DD

Millar Patrick draws attention to the Committee on Public Worship and Aids to Devotion’s publication,Outline and Brief Explanation of Public Worship, and amplifies, for the benefit of ministers, some of its suggestions relating to the choice of praise, emphasising the importance of the congruity of individual items to their place and context in the service and highlighting as general principles,considered variety, relevance, and progression.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p17

William McMillan

William McMillan.  Short notices of
        The Bible for Today  edited by John Stirling
        The Reformation in England by F  M  Powicke
        Daily Prayer compiled by Eric Milner White and G W Briggs
        A Short Method for Pulpit and Services by J Ramsay McCallum
        English Church Craftsmanship by F H Crossley
        Keep Thou my Soul by E  C  Messenger

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p19
PDF icon Reviews1.18 MB

(Former Presidents of the Society)

(Former Presidents of the Society)
William A Knowles (DSM)
J. Harry Miller (WMM)
Oswald B. Milligan (TM)

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p21
PDF icon In Memoriam1.46 MB

Various Contributors

Referring to:
The cover of the Annual and its designer, Miss Gladys Whyte, embroiderer;
Emphasis in reciting the Lord’s Prayer;
Posture and position at funeral services;
Sir Francis Chantrey and a memorial in Sanquhar;
A survival of the medieval maniple?
The Cross in churches;
Doxologies at the conclusion of metrical psalms;
Occasions for the celebration of Holy Communion;
A collect ‘in time of war’
Sir D Y Cameron (author of first article);
A large influx of younger men to membership of the Society;
The kindred society in New Zealand.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p24
PDF icon Notes and Comments2.99 MB

Illustrations in this volume

St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Interior)   -  Facing page 14
St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Interior, looking westward)   -  Facing page 15
St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Exterior)   -  Facing page 15

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue)
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