Volume 17 1947

Biggar - St Mary’s

The Rev David S Rutherford, MA, Minister of the Parish

An account of the foundation of this sixteenth century collegiate church, key events in its history, and a detailed look at its fabric, including the restoration of 1935-6. Illustrated.

Alexander Henderson and Worship

The Rev Wm McMillan, Ph D, DD, St Leonard’s Parish Church, Dunfermline

Henderson is shown as the foremost minister in 17th century Scotland, and his own writings and materials from the time are quarried for information about details of church practice, with particular attention given to Baptism and Holy Communion. The Westminster Directory, to which Henderson contributed, is also discussed. An interesting digression is the use of the form of the praefatio, preface.

Notes and Comments

No Author Specified

The misuse of the Charge at an Ordination/Induction and the practice of omitting the sermon. The use of lecterns. A Service Book for the Young in preparation, and an earlier such publication, from the Society and edited by James Cooper, in 1917, is recalled.


Illustrations in this volume

(All between pages 24 and 25)

Biggar - St Mary’s
Biggar - St Mary’s: Chancel and Apse
Biggar - St Mary’s: The Transepts
Biggar - St Mary’s: Norman Door: South Transept