|St Mary's Parish Church||Extract from Banff Kirk Sessions minutes 1918-1938 CH2/1109/10:|
25 July 1929
Report of the Committee appointed by the congregation on 8th October 1926 to carry out the scheme of Renovation of Banff Parish Church
…plans and specifications prepared by Messrs Jeffrey Waddell & Young, Architects, Glasgow, the estimated cost being £7,900. To encourage the congregation the Misses Martin, St Catherine, Banff generously agreed to give the chancel, apse, organ chamber, vestry and rebuild the organ…
The Misses Martin in addition to the gift already referred to gave three stained glass windows placed in the apse, the Pulpit, Communion Table, Baptismal Font, several new stops for the organ thereby greatly enhancing its tone and power, pew bookshelves and £50 towards renovating the windows, and Mr and Mrs George Cumming, Cliffdale gave a stained glass window in memory of their parents which was placed in the north wall of the chancel…
Included in the list of expenditure was £500 to Messrs Stephen Adam, Glasgow for windows.
The Scotsman 7 Jan, 1929 p11 which concludes with the following information:
The apse is enriched with three stained glass windows from the Stephen Adam Studios. The organ is a fine re-construction by Mr H Hilsdon. The works have been carried out to the design of Jeffrey Waddell & Young, architects, Glasgow.
The Scotsman also comments on the gift of the communion table, font and pulpit. There is no indication either in the Kirk Sessions minutes or the newspaper article that these were in fact given some 20 years earlier. It sounds to me as if the whole lot may well have been given at the same, later date, unless you have contemporary evidence of the earlier date.