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)
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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
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(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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Dr Nicholas Zernov, Lecturer in Russian Church History at the School of Slavonic Studies, London University

Nicolas Zernov seeks to lessen the mutual ignorance and misunderstanding between Eastern and Western Christendom, noting the significance of the word ‘Mysteries’ and the absence of a defined number of sacraments.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p3

The Rev Professor G D Henderson, DD, D Litt, Aberdeen

G  D  Henderson gives an account of the history of the building, its furnishings and varying use since 1505.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p12
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The Rev T B Stewart Thomson, MC, BD, Edinburgh

T  B  Stewart Thomson gives a brief account of the varieties of practice from apostolic times before surveying post-Reformation Scottish usage of the word, and practice of, ‘confirmation’.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p17

The Rev W W D Gardiner, BD, D. Litt, Edinburgh

W  W D Gardiner, against a background of the ecclesiastical consequences of the southward drift of the control of many Scottish organisations and of Irish immigration, calls for a re-appropriation of the proper heritage “both Catholic and Reformed” of the Scottish Church with its roots in the Celtic liturgy and in the reforms of Margaret and of 1560, and noting the controlling influence, during most of that time of the service of Holy Communion.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p22
PDF icon The Scottish Tradition in Worship2.28 MB

The Rev William A Alston, Melbourne. The Rev J Bruce Gardiner, DD, Johannesburg.

I. Victoria, Australia
The Rev William A Alston, Melbourne

William A  Alston surveys the progress in Australia of the ideals and practices fostered by the Church Service Society and its counterpart in Victoria (founded 1925) and refers to some notable buildings.

II. South Africa  
The Rev J Bruce Gardiner, DD, Johannesburg

J  Bruce Gardiner gives an account of worship in the largest Presbyterian (Dutch Reformed) Churches in South Africa before noting the variety of practice in English-speaking Presbyterianism.  No evidence is provided of the existence of a kindred society but the previous year’s Assembly had revived a committee to foster care and concern for worship. 

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p27