Sunday, 8 July 2012

St Michael’s Parish Church - Linlithgow

Before visiting Linlithgow Palace I had a walk around St Michael’s Church and was rewarded with the sight of this magnificent church.

The church was dedicated or perhaps rededicated in 1242.

It has 'enjoyed' a varied history - being sacked by John Knox, used as a timber store, Oliver Cromwell stabled his horses here, and it is probable that Mary Queen of Scots was baptised in this parish church.

There is also the former lepers' squint to enable those poor unfortunates to see and hear the service from outside.

Well worth a visit and I know I'll be back again one day.

Approaching Linlithgow Palace with St Michael’s Kirk to the Right

St Michael’s Kirk

Stain Glass Window - St Michael’s Kirk

St Michael’s Kirk

 St Michael’s Kirk

Mary Queen of Scots Engraved on the Pulpit - St Michael’s Kirk

 St Michael’s Kirk

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