Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Greetings from Greenock

Since its Christmas Eve, I thought I'd show you this lovely stained glass window in Westburn Church, Greenock.

It depicts the Nativity in wonderful, colourful detail.  From the choir of angels to the three wise men and shepherds, it is just beautiful.

Designed by famed Scottish artist, Douglas Strachan, the window was placed in the church in memory of a churchgoer.  The panel reads -
To the glory of God and in memory of John Haddow born 1845: died 1904
Erected by his brother and sister - Peter and Janet Haddow: Greenock 1916

John, Peter and Janet Haddow were the children of Greenock merchant Andrew Charmichael Haddow and his wife Sarah Reid Maxton who were married in the church in 1844.  They also lived at Little Galla in Lanarkshire.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

The Greenockian


  1. This is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing on this Christmas Eve. May you and yours have a Blessed Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year

  2. There are some unusual colours in the stained glass window, it looks very effective. Merry Christmas.

  3. What splendid stained glass!
    «Louis'» Christmas post gives you a hint at the stained glass in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

  4. Such beautiful stained glass. I trust you had a very happy Christmas . Happy New Year to you and yours. Cheers

  5. Just beautiful! Hopefully your Christmas was wonderful.
    Happy Hogmanay!!!!


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