Dennyloanhead Church Windows


(1) Stained glass window installed in 1888.

(2) Christ is seen in the central window, kneeling with a basin of water on his knee and a pitcher of water beside him, whilst he washes the feet of St Peter.  The gold colour of Christ’s cloak suggests the regality to which he was soon to ascend, and the red brooch is symbolic of the Passion to come.  Behind are two open windows through which Jerusalem may be seen.  There is a lamp in the apex.  In the side lights are four disciples with windows behind them.

“Peter saith unto him,/ Thou shalt never wash my feet.”

“Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not/ thou hast no part with me.”

“To the Glory of God and in memory of/ the Rev. David Kier m.a. Minister 1879-1933 and of Mrs Kier,/ Erected by family congregation and friends, Sept. 30, 1934.”

Designed and executed by G MacWhirter Webster of the Stephen Aden Studio, Glasgow

Location: chancel – now a private house. The chancel was constructed in 1932.

(3) The Muirhead Memorial Hall erected in 1893 had stained glass panels in the three rectangular windows of its northern gable facing the road.  The upper window, above the door, had a central large light featuring swags, two narrower sidelights with central decorative roundels, and four small lights across the top with geometric designs.  The two lower windows had to plain rectangle lights below two small square lights with flowers in geometric borders.  These were removed in the conversion to a dwelling around 2001.

G.B. Bailey (2019)