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ST MATTHEW'S CHAPEL (Scottish Episcopal) St Matthew's Scottish Episcopal Chapel
St Matthew's Scottish Episcopal Chapel
St Matthew's Scottish Episcopal Chapel
St Matthew's Scottish Episcopal Church
Revd [Reverend] W. Y. Moir. Incumbent
Mr Wilson. Kirkhill
Mr John Davidson Parkfield
Annual Report of Church Society
046 "This Church which has been built nearly over the Site of the former one, consists of nave, chancel, South porch, organ chamber, and vestry. The Spire, containing the bell, rises to to the height of 80 feet at the South-west corner of the nave. The style adopted is Early decorated, treated in a Simple manner suited to the material. Externally the walls are of dressed granite in courses, relieved over the window openings by alternate blocks of black marble in the arches, the tracery and internal finishings are of freestone. The roofs, which are of high pitch, are covered with blue slate, and the ridges furnished with rich iron cresting, and the gables surmounted by Crosses - those over the chancel, east end of nave, and porch, being of Stone, and that over the west end of nave, of Iron, and is (as is also the vane) a good specimen of Kidmore's iron work. The porch is an open one with moulded arch resting on columns of polished Peterhead red granite. Contrasting well with the bright grey granite. The roofs are framed throughout with arched principal couples resting on carved stone corbels. Provision has been made for lighting the Church by brass candelabra, on oak standards, and is also heated by hot water pipes. The windows with elaborate tracery. is filled with stained glass. The whole work is the design of and superintended by Messrs Ross & Joass, Architects of Inverness. at the cost of £1800 sterling. Consecrated and opened for divine worship on St Matthew's Day 21st September 1863 *[note below] "and will accommodate about 200 hearers. The Revd [Reverend] W.Y. Moir is the present Incumbent - *[note] The above quotation copied from the "Account of the consecration of St. Matthew's church, Old Meldrum. By the Right Revd [Reverend] the Bishop of Aberdeen. pages 3.4.5.

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