The History of Leith

March 24, 2012

THE MEMORIAL TO THE LATE VERY REV. JAMES MITCHELL, D.D.

THE MEMORIAL TO THE LATE
VERY REV. JAMES MITCHELL, D.D.
It is generally known throughout the congregation of
South Leith, and also in the town, that arrangements
are being made to place a suitable Memorial to Dr
Mitchell in the Church, which so long re-echoed to the
sound of his voice.
It is fitting, now that the details have been practically
completed, that the first intimation of the scheme should
be publicly and officially made in this Magazine. In
the course of pastoral visitation, the present minister has
discovered the extraordinary hold which the memory of
Dr Mitchell has on the hearts of the congregation—
warm regard passing easily into veneration. The
members of the Church, therefore, may be trusted to
support the appeal to he made by the Committee, the
first publication of which is made below. No one
should refrain from giving just because he is able to
afford little. The Committee are anxious to have as
many small gifts as possible, because they are convinced
that Dr Mitchell rendered immeasurable service to many
who would call themselves humble folk. It is no small
pleasure to labour in a parish, which was once served by
a minister who did so much to enhance the reputation of
the sacred calling of parish minister. I trust that the
sum needed for the Memorial may be willingly and
speedily subscribed.
WILLIAM SWAN,
Minister of South Leith.

source-South Leith Magazine 1912

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