The crowd above look as though they are ‘my’ people. This was definitely not a ‘high’ church. These people seem, to my eye at least, to have been hard-working folks who were ‘comfortable’, but not by any stretch ‘well off’. This was the middle class of the 1920s, I suspect, dressed in their Sunday best. The church building, likewise, appears to have been an unpretentious single-storey affair; the congregation may even have shared this space with another organization during the week.
My favourite aspect of the image, however, is the detail shown below of the youngster in the crowd who was curious to know what Stuart Thomson, the photographer on that day, was up to at the back of the church. (She was bored with counting the ladies’ hats, evidently!) I also find it interesting that others (adults!) were also sneaking peaks over their shoulders. It makes me think that Mr. Thomson’s camera must have been making some ‘un-holy’ noise – gasp! – as pre-digital cameras would!