|Inside, the atmosphere is less grim: there is a particularly
attractive Eglinton loft supported on slender Corinthian columns and
effective stained glass windows.
|The window to the right of the pulpit is the gift of the 14th Earl of
Eglinton. Christ in the centre is represented as saying "I am the
Way, the Truth and the Life". On the lower part the Eglinton coat
of arms is depicted in harmonious colouring, with the motto 'Gardez Bien'
and the following inscription "Erected in memory of Sophia,
Countess of Eglinton - born 1840, dies 1886 - by Archibald, 14th Earl of
Eglinton, 1890". The window to the left of the pulpit is erected to
the memory of the late Hugh Conn.
| In 1989, the 800th Anniversary of religious activity in
the town, two items of future historic value were added to the decor of
the church. One, a special stained glass window, designed and made by
Sax Shaw, one of the foremost stained glass window artists in the
country. The other is a huge tapestry, the brainchild of Hazel, the
Minister's wife. It measures 8ft by 5ft, composed of 18 panels
representing the schools and churches of the town. In the centre is a
Celtic "Crown of Glory" cross; it is bordered by panels of
Celtic interlacing and "biting dogs" patterns. To complete it
took a team of 30 men and women over one million stitches. Many of the
congregation took the chance to put a stitch in the tapestry so that it
became truly the work of the people.