Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two Sanctuaries Within Knox Presbyterian

Knox Presbyterian Church was featured this year in Doors Open. I have shown you the exterior before here and here. 

The current church is the third for the congregation at this site. It was finished in 1932, combining Gothic and Norman styles in the architecture.

Most of the church is unadorned, but stained glass windows can be found here.

Plaques commemorating members who fought and died in military service can be found here.

I rather liked the pulpit.

The balcony gives you another perspective on the sanctuary.

What surprised me up here was finding this sitting area just off the balcony. Something a bit different for a church, but it gives the same sense of sanctuary as the main sanctuary- a place of peace and quiet.


  1. Lovely church! I love the curved staircase by the pulpit.

  2. Looks like they did a great job of combining classic architecture with modern clean lines.

  3. That's a wonderful roof - actually looks kind of Tudor. And that is an unusual pulpit - never seen one like that, or the seating area, before. Nice idea - a sanctuary within a sanctuary.

  4. wow! that sitting area up there is very inviting!

  5. @Linda: that really caught my eye.

    @Stuart: they did splendid work.

    @Revrunner: I think so.

    @Mike: that sitting area really surprised me.

    @Hilary: yes, it is.

    @Tex: I could sit a spell!

  6. Love the fact that you can sink into an armchair! I had missed one of the previous posts (I was busy spraining my ankle in Italy at the time), it is extraordinary.

  7. This is more no-frills than the others you showed us recently, but still has some beautiful glass windows and the sober pulpit is really great.

  8. This one reminds me of Carolyn's church. My own church is very simple, no stained glass, but feels like home. As it should.

  9. As a child, stained glass windows got me through services. Hey, who am I kidding. They still do!

  10. That little sitting area is new to me too. I've never seen that in a church before.

  11. I am drawn to that pretty sitting area. The church is quite large.

  12. Wonderful stained glass again in this church.
    I'd rather sit in that nice small sitting area with those soft chairs than in those hard wooden benches.

  13. Lovely! I especially like the light coming through the windows.

  14. Gorgeous. I love the light catching in the shots!!

  15. Oh wow! I love all the arches. and the light shining---oh no it's not '
    The Shining'. MB

  16. @Ciel: and yet you can still hear the service from there.

    @VP: I liked the more austere style of the church.

    @Norma: the stained glass here is more confined to the front and back windows.

    @Birdman: they are fascinating to look at.

    @Sharon: neither had I.

    @Judy: it really is.

    @Jan: it would not surprise me if some members do that.

    @Linda: it is very soothing.

    @Krisztina: so did I.

    @MB: it has a very peaceful feeling in there.

  17. The Princess Bride---I watch that whenever it is on. What fun. MB

  18. Another fine church - funny there is so little decoration.

  19. Clean lines, clean shots. GREAT stained glass captures, W

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= <3

  20. That balcony sitting area is especially inviting. I can imagine a parent retreating here with a screaming child.

  21. i love the way the light glistens in your photos ... too cool!! have a great weekend. ( :

  22. @MB: it's one of my favourite movies. That kitty on your blog is so cute!

    @Lauren: thank you!

    @RedPat: I think it suits the place.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Kay: that would be a good use of it.

    @Beth: thank you!

  23. I agree about the pulpit. And I love that sitting area!

  24. I rather like the simplicity of this church.

    PS: Thanks for all the likes on my FB posts. :) I sometimes wonder why more people don't "like" Berlin...

  25. The sitting area is so inviting! What a lovely corner.

  26. No frills at all, but it is still beautiful...

  27. @Mari: definitely.

    @Hilda: I do as well.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @EG: me too.

    @Jose: that it is.

    @Pat: definitely.