The History of Leith

March 10, 2012

GIFT OF COMMUNION PLATE-South Leith Church 1905

GIFT OF COMMUNION PLATE.
At a meeting of Kirk Session on Friday, April 28th,
Ex-Bailie Gibson presented to the Church of South
Leith five beautiful solid silver Communion plates. The
inscription on outer circle is as follows:—
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE MEMORY
OF JOHN GIBSON, BORN AT MUSSELBURGH
7TH MARCH 1826, DIED AT LEITH
26TH NOVEMBER 1894, AND HIS WIFE,
MARGARET FORREST, BORN AT YESTER
2IST MARCH 1831, DIED AT LEITH 13×1-1
FEBRUARY 1903, THESE FIVE COMMUNION
PLATES ARE DEDICATED BY THEIR
GRATEFUL CHILDREN.
On the inner circle :—
SOUTH LEITH PARISH, 1905.
WHITE, M.A., MINISTER.
REV. JOHN
Mr White accepted the gift on behalf of the Kirk
Session, and dedicated the plates to their holy use. On
the motion of Mr Asher, seconded by Mr Brown, the
thanks of the Kirk Session were conveyed to Mr Gibson
and the other members of the family for their gift.
Two cups, still in use, were given to the South Leith
Kirk by William Trotter and James Barnis, baillies in
tyme of pest, date 1645. One other generous giver was
General Ruthven ; his name appears on two silver basins
still in use :—RUTHVEN EQUITUM TRIBUNUS.

Source-South Leith Church

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