History of the Stained Glass

windowThe main stained glass windows in the south wall of the church that flank the pulpit and organ pipes gleam in rich, deep purples and greens. They show intertwined grapevines and passion-flower plants, with crowns at the top.

The one to the right of the pulpit depicts the Passion of Christ and other, with its grapes and droplets of blood below the crown, is symbolic of His death.

Originally, these windows were of plain glass, and it was first mooted in 1909 that they be filled in "to save the congregation from excessive glare."window

 

 

In 1913, extensive alterations and improvements were carried out to the church, including the installation of the pipe organ, under the supervision of the architect, Mr D McGregor Chalmers, of Glasgow. It was decided that this would be an opportune time to change the windows and the Woman's Guild generously offered to pay for them.

Whilst the works were in progress, taking two to three months, services were held in the Victoria Hall and the church reopened on the 1st of June.

 

Follow MeWilliam Wilson designed windows for churches throughout Fife between 1949 and 1968. The nearest of these are two lights showing The Sower' and 'St Andrew' in Monimail Parish Church.

The smaller outer windows are a more recent addition, being installed in 1960. They were designed by William Wilson (1905 - 1972) and are entitled 'I ascend unto My Father' and 'Follow me'.

I Ascend Unto My FatherOther examples of his work can be found in Dunfermline, at the Abbey and in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; in the parish churches of Ladybank, Leuchars and Pittenweem; and in St Andrews at St Salvator's College Chapel and Holy Trinity Church, South Street.