The two stained glass windows in the north wall of Maxton Kirk were gifted to the church in 1914 by Alice Chisholm in memory of her parents and her five siblings. Her father William Chisholm was schoolmaster of Maxton for 54 years. The two texts illustrated in the windows are ‘Suffer little children to come unto me’ (Mathew 19:14); and ‘He healed them that had need of healing’ (Luke 9:11). The texts chosen reflect her father’s profession as a teacher and that of her three brothers who were all doctors. It is thought that the windows were the work of James Henry Corham.
An unusual feature of the interior of Maxton Kirk is that the pews and the pulpit are painted rather than varnished. A large stained-glass window dominates the north wall of the church, while the south-facing windows to the front are clear and flood the church with light. The carpet and pew seats were recently replaced in a shade of blue that picks up the blues in the stained glass, and a member of the congregation beautifully restored two old kneelers in a similar blue. The church has a quiet, contemplative atmosphere and the surrounding churchyard is a very peaceful spot.
The War Memorial for the ‘Men of Maxton who fell 1914–1918’ is within Maxton Church. The Roll of Honour for Maxton, covering WW1 and WW2 is in Maxton Village Hall.