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|
A plea for much wider repertoire in most congregational worship, with suggestions from French, German, English and Scottish sources.
|Hymns We Might Sing||3.97 MB|
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.
|A Voice from the Pew||2.36 MB|
(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)
Millar Patrick recalls an attempt in 1827 by a General Assembly Committee to recruit contemporary poets and poetesses, including Sir Walter Scott, Wordsworth, Southey, Mrs Grant of Laggan et al, (and many of their responses) to submit enlargements to the Paraphrases. He suggests that the failure of the enterprise resulted from an unwillingness to consider hymns, which had many years previously been introduced to the Relief Church.
|Scottish Paraphrases: A Forgotten Episode||3.97 MB|
Hutchison Cockburn describes and commends the College and its influence on preaching, expressing the hope that Scotland might one day “be blessed with such an institution”.
|The College of Preachers, Washington, DC||2.26 MB|