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- St Vincent Street Church

St Vincent Street Church

When Alexander "Greek" Thomson designed this church for the United Presbyterians, he had Solomon's Temple in mind. Built on a steep slope, the Grecian columns, powerful tower and massive plinths are covered in Egyptian and Graeco-Roman motifs.

The church rises above the encircling office blocks both physically and metaphorically but the tatty post-war buildings do cut off many of the fine perspectives of the church.

Although the exterior is a bit austere, the interior is a sumptuous and well lit, with bright red, blues and greens on columns, capitals and friezes. Not the sort of decoration normally associated with the Presbyterians.

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