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St. Columba's Gaelic Church WW1

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: St. Columba's Gaelic Church WW1 Reply with quote

St. Columba’s (Gaelic) Church, 300 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RU

OS Grid Ref: NS 582656



St Columba's (Gaelic) Church of Scotland was built on the present site in 1904.
Its extravagant facade is mainly down to the large compensation it received from the Caledonian Railway Company, who bought the former site in Hope Street to make way for Central Station (the main train station in Glasgow).
The church was built to meet the needs of the Gaelic-speaking people who had fled the poverty of the Highlands in search of employment in Glasgow’s' busy factories and docks.
Because of both its Gaelic connections and its size it is popularly known as 'The Highland Cathedral'.
The church still has a service in Gaelic every Sunday (at 10am), as well as three weekly services in English.
Its elaborate, sandstone facade has four main sections: The 200 ft. tower on the corner, the gable end towards the street on the main body of the church, an octagonal vestry and a hall. Each element of the building is supported by buttresses.
The grand windows are art-nouveau inspired and feature elaborate detailing.
Above the main door is the Gaelic inscription- 'Tigh mo chridhe, Tigh mo ghraidh' (House of my heart, House of my love).
It also includes a sculpted burning bush and the inscription, 'Nec tamen consumebatur' (Nor was it consumed). This is not only a reference to the Bible's Old Testament story of the Burning Bush, but the image of the Burning Bush is also an emblem of the Church of Scotland.
Continuing up the tower, there is a statue of St Columba. The statue is supported by an angel who carries a banner inscribed with 'Columba'.


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1914 – 1919

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE
FROM THE CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

Beaton, John
Brown, J. Lindsay
Brown, Donald L.
Cameron, Wm. McA.
Cameron, Harry G.
Cameron, David
Campbell, John
Carmichael, Archd.
Collie, Sweeton
Ferguson, Archd.
Gray, William
Galbraith, Hector
Henderson, Archd.
Henderson, Donald
Herbertson, Colin
Herbertson, Finlay
Lamont, Donald
Lamont, John D.M.
Lamont, Archibald
Lamont, Henry
Lamont, Angus
Leitch, Andrew
Logan, Alex. T.
Logan, Gavin T.
McArthur, Murdoch
McArthur, John
McArthur, Robert
McCorkindale, James
McDermid, Alexander
McDonald, Hugh F.
McDonald, Hector
McDonald, Finlay
McDonald, John
McDonald, Lachlan
McDougall, Allan W.
McDougall, William
McFadyen, Colin
McIntyre, Kenneth
Macintyre, Alexander R.
McKellar, Daniel J.
McKinnon, Neil
McKinnon, Lachlan
McKinnon, John
McKinnon, Hugh
McLean, Hector
McLean, Neil
McLean, John
McLeod, Neil
McNaughton, Callum
McPhee, John
McSwan, D.
Morrison, John
Murchison, Donald
Scott, Hugh
Scollay, John
Scollay, William
Sinclair, Dr. James J.
Sinclair, Malcolm, D.
Drummond, Mary S.

AN AINM BIDH BUAN GU SUTHAIN SIOR
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IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND OF GOD'S MERCY RETURNED




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