St Giles' Reordering - a personal recollection

The Very Revd Dr Gilleasbuig Macmillan

The former minister of St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh looks back over alterations made in his 40 years as minister, which included the relocation of the Holy Table to the crossing in the midst of the people, the introduction of processions within acts of worship, and the placing of the baptismal font at the West Door, to which the congregation moves for a baptism. He reflects on the reasons for the changes, from his experience of leading worship in the building to childhood experiences and memories still alive in his mind.

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Gilleasbuig Macmillan KCVO DD was Dean of the Order of the Thistle and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen (now Extra Chaplain). He was Minister of the High Kirk of Edinburgh, St Giles’ Cathedral, for 40 years and has served as Convener of the Panel on Worship.