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John Bell

A portrait of John Bell by an unknown artist, in the style of Jamesone.

Bell (fl 1560-1641) was the Senior Minister of the Laigh (or Tron)Kirk and one of the city's leading Presbyterians during the troubled years of the early 1600s. He preached the opening address to the General Assembly at Glasgow which adopted the National Covenant in 1638.

Reference: 765.89.343 / 2363

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
Covenanters, General Assembly, Laigh Kirk, ministers, National Covenant, oil paintings, portraits, preachers, Presbyterianism, Presbyterians, Tron Church, Tron Kirk



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