All Saints Church, Jordanhill facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAll Saints Church
|The Parish Church of All Saints|
|Denomination||Scottish Episcopal Church|
|Dedicated||1 November 1904|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Groundbreaking||26 March 1904|
|Diocese||Glasgow and Galloway|
All Saints' traces its beginnings in 1853, when Jane Charlotte Smith founded a school for miners and other labourers who lived in the Jordanhill area. Jordanhill Mansion, Jane's own home, was initially used for these gatherings, and then moved to a barn where Episcopalian services were held as well. In 1861, Jane founded a chapel school for children, while ecclesiastical services continued to be held by visiting priests. By 1892, a curate was appointed to minister in Jordanhill.
Work on the current church was begun in 1904 when the foundation stone was laid on 26 March 1904. The church was dedicated on 1 November 1904 by Bishop Ean Campbell of Glasgow.
Works of Art
The interior is adorned with a number of carved oak reredos, designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. Some were painted by Phoebe Anna Traquair, one of two examples of her work in Glasgow. The church also includes a total of nine stained glass windows. The Triple Oriel east window was installed in 1911 and dedicated to the memory of Jane Charlotte Smith, which depicts Christ in Majesty.
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