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  St. Giles' Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giles' Cathedral or the High Kirk of Edinburgh decorates the midpoint of the Royal Mile with its rounded hollow-crown tower.
Giles, who was the patron saint of cripples and lepers and a very popular saint in the Middle Ages.
The dedication beneath the St. Andrew window states: James Jamieson Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Elder of the Kirk, born 1841, in Bowden, and died 1903.
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 Saint Giles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giles is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, initially invoked as protection against the Black Death.
St Giles Church, in Wrexham, the steeple of which is one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.
St Giles', a street in Oxford named after a nearby church and the focal point of the St Giles Fair, held on or around St Giles' feast day.
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 St Giles' Cathedral Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The origins of St Giles' date back to about 1130 when a parish church was built to serve Edinburgh during the reign of King David I. The church was originally granted to the Lazarites, and its dedication was to St Giles as the patron saint of lepers.
By this time St Giles had become a collegiate church, one served by a college of canons whose role was to service the many chapels and altars in the church and pray for the souls of rich patrons and their families.
In the 1980s, the focus of St Giles' was moved from the east end of the chancel to the crossing under the tower.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/stgiles   (1089 words)

 Reformation Scotland - St. Giles Cathedral
In 1385, St. Giles' was burnt during the border quarrels in which much of the Lothians suffered.
A copy of the Covenant is displayed in St. Giles' to this day.The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, meeting in a section of St. Giles' in 1643, drew up the Solemn League and Covenant - a more radical alliance with Oliver Cromwell during the religious disputes of the Civil War.
King Charles II named St. Giles' a cathedral for a second time, and it was not until the reign of William II and Mary III that both the Presbyterian and Episcopalian systems were able to coexist in peace.
thecapitalscot.com /reform/2giles.html   (1371 words)

 St Giles Cathedral, Scotland, St Giles, Cathedral, Edinburgh
Construction of a new stone entrance is underway as part of the final phase of the ?7m renewal of St Giles Cathedral.
In the 16th century, the High Kirk of St Giles under John Knox, was the fountain of the Scottish Reformation and today is known throughout the world as the ?Mother Church of Presbyterianism?.
St Giles remains the focus of State, national and civic occasions as well as being one of Scotland?s top ten visitor attractions, registering close to half a million visitors each year.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /st_giles_kirk.htm   (997 words)

 Norfolk Churches
Norwich is not short of large, urban churches, but St Giles is a little different in that it is almost entirely the work of the 14th century, and is thus Decorated in character rather than Perpendicular.
St Giles sits close to the Catholic cathedral (you can just see its tower at the bottom left in the top photograph), and in the absence of other towers in the immediate vicinity St Giles tends to gravitate towards it; the two form something of a pair either side of the sunken inner ring road.
Another reminder of the civic importance of St Giles is the large number of generally very good memorials to past worthies, especially of the 18th and 19th century - they make a fascinating study in themselves.
www.norfolkchurches.co.uk /norwichgiles/norwichgiles.htm   (542 words)

 St. Giles' Cathedral- Edinburgh, United Kingdom - VirtualTourist.com
St Giles' Cathedral is the High Kirk of Edinburgh, and has been at the heart of the city's spiritual life for at least 900 years.
St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh with its famed crown spire.It's on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Cathedral dates to the 12th century, it was burned by the English in 1385, repeatedly renovated and rebuilt so that the landmark spire is all that remains from the medieval church.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Lothian/Edinburgh-313508/Things_To_Do-Edinburgh-St_Giles_Cathedral-BR-1.html   (1500 words)

 St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral lies towards the western end of Edinburgh's New Town.
St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh was controlled by the established Presbyterian Church, leaving the Episcopalians without a cathedral.
The Statues in the niches are of St Margaret of Scotland and St Columba.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/stmarys/index.html   (775 words)

 Pilgrim Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Knox and the Reformers split the interior of St Giles' into many rooms, dividing the congregation of Edinburgh and allowing the building to be used for a wide range of purposes.
The Scottish guillotine, the 'Maiden', was housed in the church, and in one corner was a prison used for "harlots and whores".
Although it is commonly assumed that St Giles' and most other Scottish churches were 'cleansed' by riots, there is little evidence to support this.
www.pilgrimtours.com /church_history/bios/st_giles.htm   (307 words)

 St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland - Architecture of Edinburgh
St Giles' Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh, with its distinctive open crown steeple supported by eight flying buttresses mainly dates from the fifteenth century.
Between 1829 and 1833 the building was "modernised" with a new skin of masonry (apart from the "crown" tower which was built around 1500) which explains the proliferation of stone carvings on the cathedral's exterior.
St Giles' also contains memorials to a number of famous Scots, including the Marquess of Montrose (1612-50) who was hanged at the Mercat Cross a few yards away; and his bitter political rival, the 8th Duke of Argyll (1598-1661), beheaded on the same spot.
scotland.archiseek.com /edinburgh/stgiles.html   (190 words)

 Places to Visit - High Kirk of St Giles
The last Catholic Mass was sung in St Giles in March 1560 at a time when it housed both the Catholic church and the Protestant Lords of the Congregation.
He also attempted to re-introduce the Episcopalian mass which led to a riot in St Giles (and Jenny Geddes supposedly threw her stool with the words "Don't thou say Mass in ma lug").
Elsewhere in St Giles there is a striking statue of John Knox, magnificent stained glass windows, a fine memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitstgiles.htm   (387 words)

 About Us - St. Giles at a Glance ...
St. Giles Presbyterian Church was officially organized with 109 members on Palm Sunday, April 10, 1959 by the Mecklenburg Presbytery (PCUSA).
In the fall of 1971, the body of believers at St. Giles experienced spiritual renewal through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
To align ourselves with a denomination that more closely represented our biblical beliefs, St. Giles formally withdrew from the PCUSA in 1989 and was received into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).
www.stgilesepc.org /about.php   (233 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Is this the bone of St Giles?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cathedral records show that in 1454 a nobleman, Preston of Gordon, made a gift to the church of a precious relic, an arm bone of St Giles.
St Giles’ Cathedral dates back to 1120, but the church burnt down in 1385 and only the massive central pillars remain from that time.
St Giles was born in Athens in 640 AD, but moved to France.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1283612002   (747 words)

 St Giles Cathedral on AboutBritain.com
When you walk through the door of St Giles' Cathedral, you are entering one of the most historic and romantic buildings in Scotland.
Discover how St Giles' was the church of John Knox during the Reformation and how it played an important part in the exciting events of that time.
St Giles' is located on the historic Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
www.aboutbritain.com /StGilesCathedral.htm   (668 words)

 Scottish History - Edinburgh historic sites
Giles Cathedral and the Tron until it reaches Holyrood Palace, to this day one of the British monarch's official residences.
St.Giles was a cathedral during two periods in the seventeenth century but has not been one since 1689.
The abbey was founded in the early twelveth century by David I. It was sacked by the English in 1322 and 1385 (as was St.Giles' Cathedral) and again in the Earl of Hertford's invasions of 1544 and 1545.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/lennich/EHISTSIT.HTM   (595 words)

 BBC - Ouch! - Close Up - Q&A: St. Giles
A: Possibly because Giles is usually referred to as the Patron Saint of the crippled, beggars and lepers.
A: St. Giles Church does indeed get its name from our patron saint, but Cripplegate derives from a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon word Cruplegate, which means "covered tunnel", and in this instance it refers to a covered tunnel linking the entrance of Cripplegate to a watchtower on the boundary of the City of London.
Giles Fair, which is held in Oxford on the first Monday and Tuesday following the first Sunday after St. Giles' Day.
www.bbc.co.uk /ouch/closeup/qa_stgiles.shtml   (646 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The High Kirk of St Giles is no vast symphony in stone to God's glory and power.
So when Charles I visited St Giles in 1633 and declared that it should be remodelled as one larger space - a cathedral fit for a new King - he was playing with fire.
The events that led to Charles's war with the English parliament and to the terrible moment of his execution can be traced back to the battle for the heart and soul of Scotland's High Kirk.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/features/cathedral/st_giles.shtml   (155 words)

 The History of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
One consequence was that St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh as it then was, came under the Established Church's ministry, and the Episcopal Diocese was left without a Cathedral.
The Nave of the Cathedral was opened on 25th January 1879 and from that day, daily services have been held in the Cathedral.
The award was made in recognition of the exemplary quality of repairs to the stonework of the Cathedral achieved by the apprentices of St Mary's Cathedral Workshop.
www.cathedral.net /cathh.htm   (689 words)

 St. Giles' Cathedral Renewal Trust
When Parliament last sat St Giles’ had already been in existence for 600 years and had long been pivotal in the life of the Scottish nation.
The very positive response to the recent launch of The 1124 Society of St Giles’ is indicative of the support which needs to be harnessed to ensure the efforts to conserve and enhance St. Giles’ are successful.
Substantial funds are still required to restore St. Giles’ to a condition which reflects its spiritual, architectural and historical significance to Scotland.
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 Edinburgh-Royal Mile History Of St.Giles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
773.) St. Giles died in 721, on the 1st of September, which was always held as his festival in Edinburgh; and to some disciple of the Benedictine establishment in the south of France we doubtless owe the dedication of the parish church there.
The other arm of St. Giles is preserved in the church of his name in the Scottish quarter of ·Bruges, and on the 1st of September is yearly borne through the streets, preceded by all the drums in the garrison.
In 1596 St. Giles's was the scene of a tumultuous dispute between James VI.
www.edinburgh-royalmile.com /history/history-stgiles.html   (2749 words)

 St Giles Cathedral - Sightseeing National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
The High Kirk of Edinburgh, St. Giles' Cathedral, is generally regarded as the mother church of Presbyterianism.
~ ~ Saint Giles Cathedral, which stands on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh at the junction of the George IV Bridge and The Mound, is the main church in the Scottish capital.
Its name relates to the “Auld Alliance” of Scotland and France against their common historical enemy, the English, St. Giles being a popular and revered saint of the period throughout...
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/st-giles-cathedral   (266 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Edinburgh and East | Changes to St Giles get under way
The Very Reverand Gilleasbuig Macmillan, minister of St Giles Cathedral, said: "The new entrance finally opens up the cathedral to everyone and for the first time everyone comes in the same door.
He added the two external ramps will be laid in sandstone slabs, with heating beneath to ensure a safe grip in wet or frosty weather and low level lighting to illuminate the surface.
It is the biggest change to the cathedral structure since the Thistle Chapel by Lord Lorimer, spiritual home to the Order of the Thistle, was built nearly a hundred years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/4993532.stm   (415 words)

 St Giles Cathedral - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
St Giles Cathedral - Search Results - MSN Encarta
St Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk of St Giles in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The premier church of the Church of Scotland, it has been the focus of that...
uk.encarta.msn.com /St_Giles_Cathedral.html   (69 words)

 St Giles - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
St Giles - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
St Giles, racehorse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 1832.
Owned and bred by Robert Ridsdale, he was ridden to victory by William Scott.
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 The Music Program at Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, MA, USA
At the center of the musical life of Christ Church Cathedral is the Cathedral Choir, which leads the congregational worship and supports the singing at the 10:00 Eucharist each Sunday.
The Cathedral Choir has roughly 40 members, a third of whom are soprano girls and boys aged 7 to 14.
The adults are all volunteers, but — again, in the tradition of the English cathedrals — the youngsters are paid a small stipend to encourage their faithfulness, and to enhance their awareness of the central role that their musical excellence plays in the Cathedral’s worship life.
www.christchurchcathedralspringfield.org /music.html   (505 words)

 St. Giles Cathedral
Giles Cathedral, or more correctly, the High Kirk of St. Giles, is surmounted by a Fifteenth Century Crown Steeple, and is the finest example of only three of these in Scotland.
The colours of the Scottish regiments hang in the nave.
There is also a monument to Robert Louis Stevenson, and John Knox was minister at St. Giles until his death in 1572.
www.scotcolour.com /castles/giles.htm   (80 words)

 International Cathedral Music Festival Artistic Staff Bios
As Music Director of the International Cathedral Music Festival, singers and instrumentalists from all over the world have performed under his direction in such historic venues as Salisbury Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Christ Church(Oxford), St. Mary's Church (York), St.
Giles Cathedral (Edinburgh),Domkirche(Eisenstadt), St. Etienne-du-Mont (Paris) and the Votivekirche and St.Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna.
She is Associate Director of Choral Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she conducts the Concert Choir, co-directs the UT Singers, teaches conducting and music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervises student teaching interns.
www.uab.edu /icmf/stafbios.htm   (787 words)

 St Giles' Cathedral in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
St Giles' Cathedral in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town
St Giles has been central to life in Edinburgh for nearly 900 years.
The beautiful 16th Century Crown Tower can be seen from throughout the city, but more recent additions include the exquisite Thistle Chapel, organ and stained glass window.
www.edinburgholdtown.org.uk /att6.htm   (59 words)

 2005 Scotland trip - St. Giles Cathedral
It was nice and sunny, so along the walk to St. Giles Cathedral, I took pictures to replace many of the ones from the day before.
My original plan was to attend Sunday morning service at Old St. Paul's, but after learning that the choir was not singing that day, switched to St Giles.
At St Giles' cathedral, I was able to secure a seat in the front row where there was a good view of the choir.
www.mightymac.org /05scotland04.htm   (399 words)

 Edinburgh Photo Library - St Giles Cathedral
Named after the patron saint of lepers, St Giles has had a long and varied history.
The distinctive crown spire was raised in 1495.
In 1637, King Charles I set up a new diocese in Edinburgh and made St Giles a cathedral.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh/bledin_giles.htm   (143 words)

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