Chancel furnishings, Bridge of Allan Parish Church

M235 Chancel furnishings, Bridge of Allan Parish Church

Address: Keir Street, Bridge of Allan FK9 4NW
Date: 1903–4
Client: Bridge of Allan Parish Church
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)
1903
November: Announcement of a gift of 800 from Mrs Whitelaw and Mrs Fitzgerald 'towards improving and modernising the church organ'. 1
December: John Honeyman is consulted about 'the alterations in the church which would be necessary in consequence of the organ extension'. 2
1904
January: 'sketches of the organ case, &c., ... being prepared.' 3
February: Plans for 'the organ and case, proposed structural alterations in church, new Pulpit &c.' approved by the Elders and Trustees, who decide oak rather than cypress should be used for 'both pulpit and organ case'. 4
14 March: John Craig's tender accepted. 5
27 May: Intended date of opening recital on extended organ. 6
23 June: Organ screen installed by this date; some church members think it too high. 7
13 July: Mackintosh attends Elders' and Trustees' meeting to answer criticism of the organ screen. It is agreed that the screen should not be altered, but that 'a moulding be placed round the pulpit and that shelves be placed in the pulpit and in the Quoir seats'. 8
26 September: Final instalment of John Craig's bill passed for payment. 9
1905
28 April: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh agree to reduce their fee from 25 to 20. 10

Notes:

1: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 17 November 1903.

2: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 22 December 1903.

3: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 22 January 1904.

4: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 24 February 1904.

5: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 14 March 1904.

6: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 4 May 1904.

7: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 23 June 1903.

8: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 13 July 1904.

9: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 26 September 1904.

10: Stirling Council Archives Service: Bridge of Allan parish church, Elders and Trustees minutes, CH2/730/18, 28 April 1905.