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Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church

11 September 2021

The distinguished Glasgow architect John Honeyman designed the first Skelmorlie Church (now used as the hall) in 1856, and the present church in 1893, reputedly one of his best works in local warm pink sandstone. One of his draughtsmen was Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who designed several items including the lamp at the entrance. The lavishly carved reredos is by John Crawford "our best Gothic wood-carver". Stained glass by Honeyman, William Guthrie, Stephen Adam and Son, Douglas Strachan, Burne Jones, Morris and Co., C E Kempe plus two impressive windows relocated from Greenock and containing warships, seaplanes and the Arms of Greenock. Three-manual organ by Binns of Leeds, 1901. The buildings are Category B listed.

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