The History of Leith

October 18, 2008

St Philip’s Church, Joppa. Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Edinburgh


(c) John Arthur

A fire ripped through St. Philip’s in December of 1998 but it is now beautifully restored as a building and it is as vibrant as the congregation. The new stained glass windows, designed by Douglas Hogg, won a Saltire Society Art and Architecture Award for quality and originality. These windows are complemented by chancel furniture which reflect the curves of beach and shells on the nearby sea. The furniture was designed by a member of the congregation, Catherine Rennie. The worship space is bright and modern, with no pulpit and with chairs that can be moved to provide a contemporary worship space. for more click here

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