Our colourful memorial windows are much admired and we are proud of them. Dr. Moir says our windows commemorate themes of Faith and Service. There is a great deal to be noted as we look at each of the windows. Even very small details have meaning. The oldest window?...the circular "rose"-type window at the back of the gallery. It was installed when the church was built. The building was finished and dedicated in 1886. A newspaper of the time reported on the dedication service of St. Paul's, and stated, "Over the main entrance is a magnificent front window of stained glass of most elegant design." This window has no dedication or plaque. All other 10 windows are memorials.

submitted by J. Aitken


Window 1

 On the east wall is the window in memory of the 7 men who died in the Second World War. It depicts ST. MICHAEL. "Be strong and of good courage"

 St. Michael is the archangel mentioned as the leader of the angels against the dragon and his h ost in the Book of Revelation. The brilliant colouring of his  raiment suggests the captain of the hosts of light, riding down the darkness. This youthful celestial warrior clad in coat of mail, sworded and shielded, stands  triumphant, symbolic of victory over evil. Always a symbol of inspiration to the Christian warrior, St. Michael brings a message of special encouragement with  assurance that the battle has already been won - in the eternal world. He reminds us that all the resources of the spiritual world are ours, when we battle for  the right. St. Michael, as Captain of the heavenly hosts, is generally accepted as the protector of Airmen.

 To the Glory of God and in Grateful Tribute to the Men of this Congregation who gave their lives in the World War of 1939 - 1945. Erected by the  Congregation.

 James D. Hamilton, Alan H. Jackson, Frank Tedley, Archie Hunter, Robert McGhie, Arthur G. Innes, James A.C. Stewart.






Window 2

There are two memorial windows for those men from our congregation who gave their lives in both Great Wars.

On the west side is the memorial window for the 13 men of St. Paul's who died in the First World War. Ninety-three men from our congregation volunteered for service, out of a membership of 314, which is approximately the same as our present membership.

The window shows an ANGEL AND YOUTH IN ARMOUR. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a Crown of Life"

A symbolic treatment of the text " Be thou faithful....", the window depicts the figure of a youthful soldier in medieval costume kneeling at the feet of the Angel, resting his sword, with head bent in reverence and humility in the presence of the Angel who holds the Crown of Life.

This memorial was presented by the Ladies' Aid and was dedicated in November, 1922.

In Grateful Tribute to the Men of this Congregation who gave their lives in the Great War in defence of Righteousness........Liberty.

A.H. Paulin , Bruce B. Leask, Chas. S. McNab, Charlton Sebring, James Craig, Ben Howarth, George A. Neill, Robert Prentice, Lloyd Coates, Alex McLeod, Gordon A. Small, George Pratt, Harold Hillis




Window 3

Bi Centennial window: THE SOWER
"Behold a sower went forth" Luke 8: 5-7

In 1993 we celebrated our Bicentennial Year. There was only one window remaining without a stained glass installation, so it became one of the special projects for our 200th Anniversary. We are particularly proud of this window because it was designed by our own people (not purchased design as are the others) and several local elements are included. The cost for this window was $16,000, and the dedication service was held in February, 1993.The three shields at the top of the window tell the origin of St. Paul's congregation. United Empire Loyalists desiring to live under the British flag (2 flags), brought their belief (Bible) to Canada (maple leaves).

The settlement was established along the river (Lynn), which wound its way through rich forests (trees and oak leaves). Grain so essential for their survival was the first crop planted in the new land.

Framing the lower section of the figure, are the flowers native to this area: the Landon ladyslipper and the trillium. The dogwood branch draws the eye back to the main figure of The Sower.

The seeds being cast by the Sower symbolize the seeds of our faith being sown "upon rock and among thorns"and " on good ground". This seed flourishing from the ground established our Presbyterian denomination in this area, later resulting in our present building (1886) and recently St. Paul's Court. These buildings are depicted in the window.