The McIntosh family commissioned local artist, Myra Gibson, to create the banner to commemorate the life and work of Revd Canon Hugh McIntosh who was Rector of Christ Church from 1970 to 1983.
This beautiful banner which hangs in the side chapel, needs to be viewed at close hand to see the intricate details and understand their significance.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John represent Canon McIntosh’s love of the Gospel; the chalice and fish, his love of the Eucharist and the shepherd’s crook, his role as the good pastor to his flock.
The straight path leading to the Cross is the path to which many lives were changed after guidance from the Canon.
The scrolls and thistles are symbols of his native land.
The whole is set within a cross in heraldic mode to portray strength and masculinity.
The words spoken from John’s Gospel, “I go to prepare a place for you”, are those spoken by Canon McIntosh at the end of his life.