The History of Leith

May 8, 2008

Scottish Collegiate Churches

It became a favourite expression of devotion on the part of great nobles, large land-owners, and sometimes kings or members of the royal family, to endow a church for the maintenance of divine service on a scale of completeness and ceremonial dignity that would have been impossible in an ordinary parish church. Lands, or the free revenues of parish churches which were subject to their patronage would be conveyed by the founders for the support of the new foundation. for more click here

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