A WALK ROUND FINNART ST PAUL’S CHURCH
On entering the inside door of the church, one is immediately aware of its great beauty. Gone are the old dark wood pews and in, are individual light wood chairs with deep blue seats, which are laid out in chevron shape, towards the beautifully carved pulpit, which contrasts with the red sandstone walls.
Walking up the centre aisle, my eyes were drawn to the blue-carpeted Chancel where the Communion Table is backed by a magnificently carved reredos. In the north side of the Chancel is the Henry Willis pipe organ. It is up here that the choir have their stalls. Above the reredos is the colourful east stained glass window.
Down from the Chancel I moved in to the Memorial Chapel, which contains the oldest stained glass window in the church. It is a very attractive little chapel which houses the Communion Table and Cross from Finnart Church and also the Pax Vobiscum Stone which was removed from there and is now inserted in the east wall of the chapel.
The north and south aisles both have war memorials and a beautiful and very cleverly designed and embroidered wall hanging, made by the ladies of the embroidery group in the church, is displayed on the south aisle.
I enjoyed my walk around Finnart St Paul’s and hope that many others will do the same and feel the same sense of Peace and God’s Love.