Stained Glass Windows

east gallery (above the main door)

Coronation Window

In the east wall of the gallery of the church there is the Coronation Window.  It is believed to be the only stained glass window installed in any church in the United Kingdom specifically to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.  It was paid for by the subscription of the Congregation.  The window is the third in the Church to be designed by Douglas Hamilton.  It shows on the left panel the burning bush, the emblem of The Church of Scotland with the dove, representing the Holy Spirit descending towards it; in the left centre panel there is St Andrew with his fishing net; in the right centre panel, St Mungo is carrying his bible on his preaching mission.   Tradition has it that St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, who is sometimes known by the name Kentigern, was born around these parts and ordained by St Serf at Culross in Fife.  In the right panel is the lion rampant of Scotland, with the crown, and the legend, "Elizabeth". In 1997 the Queen visited Clackmannan Church and saw the window for herself.  It is the only one of the stained glass windows in the Church to be floodlit from inside the building, making it visible to passers by at night.

There is one feature that is common to all seven windows in the Church.  Each of the downstairs windows extends into the gallery where at the top there are six lights showing the heavenly choir, complete with instrumentalists, using the colours of the main window.  The coronation window continues the same theme.