Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

4/6/2009

Dedication of a New Monument-South Leith Church

A new sculpture by local artist Graciela Ainsworth commissioned as part of South Leith Parish Church’s 400th anniversary was dedicated by the Rev Ian Gilmour Minister of South Leith Church and unveiled by Sir Tom Farmer. The South Leith Choir (led by their Choir Master and Church Organist William Watt) Led the congregation to the “Secret Garden” (Churchyard annexe) along with Jack Knowles, a young piper from South Leith Parish Church, where the memorial is situated.

“I heard a voice from heaven”
Sung by the South Leith Parish Church Choir and sang a new piece of music created for the occasion.

Later a Communion Service was held in the garden led by Rev Jennifer Booth.

The Memorial is dedicated to all those in Leith who lie in ummarked graves.

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(c) John Arthur

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