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History - page 2 of 5
Building Interior Kirkyard Ministers Balloch
Interior of the Parish Church building
(many thanks to Jim Walker FSA (Scot) for the following text)

Stained Glass Window showing the Last SupperDuring the alterations to the church in 1931 the Duncan family presented the memorial stained glass window by the Gordon M Webster. This is to the right hand side of the pulpit as you look.

Stained Glass Window showing Christ's Nativity In 1955 the window on the left hand side, by the same artist and dedicated to the memory of the Rev. John and Mrs. Margaret Ogilvie, was installed.

The splendid communion table and chair were acquired as a result of a generous, anonymous donation.  

Thirteenth century font in the ChurchAlso in the chancel area are two baptismal fonts. The earlier font, dating from the 13th century, was recovered in 1985 after a local man had noticed an odd-shaped stone in the Glebe Wall. The later font was presented by the children of the church in 1955 and is still in use today.

Cutty Stool
The three-legged stool, known as a 'cutty stool', much used by the Kirk Session in exercising discipline in days gone by, is still there - but, thankfully, no longer in use!

The gallery facing the pulpit - known as the Laird's Loft - was reserved for the Earl of Wigton and his family when they were in residence at Cumbernauld. Originally the coat of arms of the Fleming family was displayed on the centre panel of this gallery.

At the rear of this loft there was once a private room to which the Fleming family could retire during lengthy services. For some years it housed the church organ but has now been converted into a much-needed meeting room.

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