The Creation Window

Bellshill Central Parish Church is extremely fortunate to have many beautiful stained glass windows.

The four corner windows were gifted in memory of the Blackie Family, benefactors of the Church for many years and were dedicated on 14 October 1973. These were designed by the renowned Gordon Webster with the leadwork being undertaken by Neil Hutchison.

(first window on the east or left as you enter from the main door)

This window is split into six panes and tells about the Creation as described in Genesis (pages 3 and 4 of the Pew Bible):

 

Then God commanded, “Let there be Light.” And he named the light ‘Day’ and the darkness ‘Night.’ That was the first day.
Then God commanded, “Let there be a dome to divide the water.” He named the dome ‘Sky.’ That was the second day.

 

Then God commanded, “Let the water below the sky come together in one place so that the land will appear.” He named the land ‘Earth’ and the water ‘Sea.’ Then he commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of plants.” That was the third day.
Then God commanded, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night.” So God made the sun and the moon and the stars. That was the fourth day.

 

Then God commanded, “Let the water be filled with many kinds of living beings and the air be filled with birds.” That was the fifth day.
Then God commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of animal life.” Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us.” God looked at everything he had made and he was very pleased. That was the sixth day.

 


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