History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2010

Window-St Giles,Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


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James Stewart Memorial-St Giles,Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


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Window-St Giles,Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


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Bishop of Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

he Bishop of Edinburgh is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh.

The see was founded in 1633 by King Charles I. William Forbes was consecrated in St. Giles’ Cathedral as its first bishop on 23 January 1634 though he died later that year. The General Assembly of 1638 deposed Bishop David Lindsay and all the other bishops, so the next, George Wishart, was consecrated in 1662 after the Restoration. In 1690 it was Bishop Alexander Rose (1687–1720) whose unwelcome reply to King William III led to the disestablishment of the Scottish Episcopalians as Jacobite sympathisers, and it was he who led his congregation from St. Giles to a former wool store as their meeting house, on the site now occupied by Old Saint Paul’s Church. for more click here

Alexander Henderson (theologian)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Alexander Henderson (c. 1583 – 19 August 1646) was a Scottish theologian, and an important ecclesiastical statesman of his period. He is considered the second founder of the Reformed Church in Scotland, and its Presbyterian churches are largely indebted to him for the forms of their dogmas and organization. for more click here

Forbes and Henderson-At Gilesa,Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


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Monument to the Duke of Buccleuch-Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

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The Fergusson Memorial-St Giles,Edinburgh

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The James,Earl of Murray Memorial-St Giles,Edinburgh

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The Marquis of Montrose-St Giles,Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


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