Friday 24th December

By Alice and Morris Meredith Williams

This beautiful Nativity panel is a painted wood reredos called Adoration of the Angels, and can be found in the Chambers’ Aisle, which in 1927 was dedicated as the Chapel of Youth. While it is unusual to have depictions of Christ in Scottish Presbyterian churches (more on that tomorrow…) this is a richly decorated piece; Mary’s robe reflecting the celestial vault of our ceiling. The Latin inscription at the bottom reads: ‘Gory to God in the highest, and peace on Earth’.