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Church sand glass used for timing sermons

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From Bathgate Church, West Lothian

Church sand glass used for timing sermons
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This church sand glass is from Bathgate Church in West Lothian. The wrought iron stand is from St. Cuthbert's Church in Edinburgh and dates from the late 17th century.

Church sand-glass, from Bathgate Church

The preaching of God's word was central to Presbyterian worship. During the course of a Sunday the minister might preach three separate sermons, at great length and without notes, timing himself with an hour glass.

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