Wednesday, June 18, 2014

St. Matthew's Anglican

Across the street from the High Commission for Trinity And Tobago is St. Matthew's Anglican Church. It's a magnificent building of stained glass windows, a soaring sanctuary, and a side chapel. The church was built during 1929 and 1930, and is an example of English ecclesiastical architecture. While I was inside, recorded choir music was playing in the sanctuary.













32 comments:

  1. I love the stained glass and arches!

    ReplyDelete
  2. sturdy and simple. recorded music, of course! passively repels vagrants i bet


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

    ReplyDelete
  3. With the music it must have been absolutely perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like the stained glass windows!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I find its flat-topped tower unusual - not something we see around here much. But those stained glass windows! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks very well maintained and cared for.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really love stained glass windows,those are beauties!
    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love old churches...and photos of old churches.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How fortunate to have your own concert while getting some good shots !

    ReplyDelete
  10. Churches, architecturally speaking, are a never ending source of beautiful things...

    ReplyDelete
  11. @Linda: so did I!

    @Cloudia: they do use classical music on speakers to repel skateboarders from a certain area downtown...

    @Ciel: it was very tranquil inside.

    @Karl: I am consistently drawn to stained glass windows.

    @Hilda: every once in awhile I see a church like that.

    @Revrunner: it does indeed.

    @Jane and Chris: there's more of that to come.

    ReplyDelete
  12. @Tex: and yet more stained glass in the not so distant future...

    @Luis: that seems to be the consensus.

    @Norma: in European terms, this one's brand new!

    @Tanya: I think so!

    @Stuart: it was quite pleasant.

    @Cheryl: that seems to be the common opinion!

    @VP: this one's a real beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Truly beautiful stained glass windows.

    ReplyDelete
  14. i enjoy the staircase leading to those gorgeous amazing doors. lovely!! ( :

    ReplyDelete
  15. Those stained glass windows are really amazing - especially with the sun coming through!

    ReplyDelete
  16. If I was going to choose a church, this is it! Gorgeous and the stained-glass windows are some of the nicest I've seen. This is what a church should look like in my humble opinion. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful church. Looks very Anglican. As it is. MB

    ReplyDelete
  18. It is always nice to hear music in a church, it adds something extra to it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love those windows and the music must have made it extra special being in there!

    ReplyDelete
  20. There was a lot of building going on in the early 1930s, wasn't there? These churches seem to generally date from this period.

    ReplyDelete
  21. @Jackie: it has real character.

    @Sharon: the colours in the fourth one really strike me.

    @Beth: it's a nice entrance!

    @Halcyon: the sun can pose a challenge for stained glass photography!

    @Lowell: the architect did a great job designing this particular church.

    @MB: it definitely has an Anglican feel to it.

    @Bieb: and the acoustics in here are good.

    @RedPat: it was.

    @Kay: I was surprised, given that the Depression was underway at that time.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful stained glass. It takes one's breath away.

    ReplyDelete
  23. These artistic windows are fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  24. @Mari: most definitely!

    @Gunn: I never get tired of stained glass.

    @Jose: that appears to be the consensus!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very nice building and it seems to be very well cared for.
    Nice pics!

    ReplyDelete