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1800s bible found wedged in church ceiling

By Sarah Roger

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A SURPRISING discovery was made recently in St Andrew's Kirk in Glass when a painter got to work on the church's ceiling.

The worker had to use scaffolding to reach the area which needed painted and when he was up there he found a bible dating back to 1894.

Chair of the trustees at St Andrew's, Ted Andrews, said: "The painter told me that he had found a bible in one of the niches in the arches that support the roof.

"We don't know how long the bible has been in the spot where it was found and can only speculate that it was thrown up there by someone trying to throw it through the holes in the arch."

On inspection, it has been revealed the bible was given to Bella McGregor by her mother in 1894 when Bella was 12.

Mr Andrews continued: "It would be interesting to see if anyone knew what became of Bella."

If you know anything about the owner of the found bible, email: info@glasskirk.org

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