Saturday, 17 November 2012

St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow

St Michaels church spire viewed from Linlithgow Palace

Saint Michael is the patron saint of the town of Linlithgow, in West Lothian.

This historic parich church, dating back to the 12th century, is named after him. This building has had a long and colourful history, a short summary of which is available on the parish's website.

Situated next door to Linlithgow Palace, the church was used by Scottish monarchy: Mary Queen of Scots was baptised here.

Looking from the west entrance towards the altar
The carpet was made in Tepleton's carpet factory in Glasgow
Lion and Unicorn heraldic shield
Flower decoration in the south west corner
The church has many beautifully ornate stained glass windows, some of which I have tried to capture.

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