Holburn Central Church Communion Table

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Reference WMO/280401


South Holburn Parish Church

539 Holburn Street



AB10 7LH


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Table
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Formerly in Holburn Central Church. WW1 Communion Table: There is a deep base and a delicately moulded frieze and cornice. The names are recorded on the tablet in the vestibule. WW1 Tablet: The tablet has a large panel enclosed by a moulded frame and is surmounted by a cornice and pediment. The panel into divided into three columns, on which are inscribed the names and regiments of the falllen. On a pedestal in the pediment stands a figure of Victory, carved in oak, bearing aloft a gilded wreath, and the dedication on a panel in the frieze.
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Table - Around the frieze - This do in remembrance of Me." The dedication is carved round the table top as follows: — "To the glory of God and in loving grateful remembrance of the men of Holburn Parish Church Aberdeen who fell in the war, 1914-1919." Board - The communion table of this church is dedicated to the glory of God and in loving and grateful remembrance of the following officers and men of this congregation who died for their country in the Great European European War, 1914-1919." WW1 (84 names) / I SAW UNDER THE ALTAR THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE SLAIN FOR THE WORD / OF GOD … AND WHITE ROBES WERE GIVEN UNTO EVERY ONE OF THEM" Rev. VII. 10-11. WW2 1939-1945 / (36 names) / THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE Ends with the text - "I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God . . . and white robes were given unto everyone of them" (Rev. vii. 10-11).

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