The Churches of Britain and Ireland
First New Town
Charlotte Baptist Chapel stands on Rose Street, and dates from 1912, when it replaced an earlier building on the same site. NT 248 737. © Steve Bulman (2013). Link (which includes a photo of the old church).
St. Paul & St. George (Episcopal) on York Place. © Steve Bulman. Another view, © Janet Gimber (2012). Another view. © Steve Bulman (2015). What to say about the interior? My edition of The Buildings of Scotland - Edinburgh, of the 1984 vintage, is very complementary of the interior. What a pity that so little of it can be seen now. When were these alterations made, and who allowed it? A huge bank of cinema-like seating has been added, obscuring the West end. Across the choir is a huge screen (which may have been retractable, but was in place when I was there) which blocks any view of the East end from the nave. The East end is seen here from directly below the screen. I appreciate that churches need to continually evolve to meet the needs of the local community, but was this really the best that could be done? Both © Steve Bulman (2015). Link. Grade A listed.
14 November 2015
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