Friday, December 19, 2014

First Baptist Church

I'm spending a couple of days inside First Baptist Church downtown in Ottawa. I posted about it here during Doors Open. 

The organ loft from the sanctuary floor gives us a glimpse of that beautiful stained glass window.

And this is the other military plaque in the church, honouring those who died in the First World War from the congregation.


  1. Well, it seems that invites meditation.


  2. So I guess the church dates back to at least WWI?

  3. I'll bet that organ sounds magnificent. Have you ever been to a concert there?

  4. as a child i grew up in a church that had huge organ pipes ... i thoughts they were super cool. i loved all the high and low organ sounds ... very cool!! i enjoy them exposed the the world. very neat!! happy Friday! ( :

  5. I like the contrast of the stained glass with the wood.

  6. Stained glass and organ pipes for what seems to be a great church...

  7. Beautiful little church William, it's amazing how the stained glass windows in churches survive the years so well.

  8. Lire les noms de ceux qui sont morts pour la patrie, la liberté ... ça me remue toujours (je suis plus à l'aise en français, je me le permets maintenant que je sais que tu comprends !)

  9. beautiful stained glass! have a great weekend william!

  10. It's a pity we can't here the organ playing.

  11. @Bill: so do I.

    @Tomas: it does.

    @Revrunner: earlier, of course, but it's well established by that war.

    @Janis: I have not, but the acoustics in there must be stunning.

    @Beth: my dad plays the organ. He'd enjoy this set of pipes.

    @EG: the woodwork in here gives it a warm feel.

    @VP: I can never get enough of stained glass.

    @Grace: it stands up nicely.

    @Anna: oui, je comprend cette francais. Les noms de les soldats c'etait tres... je ne sais pas le mot pour... humbling.

    @Tanya: thank y ou.

    @Pat: it is.

    @Jan: I wouldn't have minded hearing.

  12. That is impressive. I'll bet they put on quite the Christmas concert.

  13. Never enough of stained glass, William !

  14. Nice holiday tunes I bet echo from this loft and organ.

  15. Some of these old churches have some great features for photographers.

  16. A military plaque inside the church, I don't think I have seen that before.. The stained glass looks beautiful.

  17. We have over 200 Baptist churches in Ocala! A couple of them are quite large and quite nice but many are little shacks or small storefronts. It seems just about anyone can start up a wee church and call it "Baptist." This one looks quite magnificent!

  18. @Stuart: it would probably be a good setting for a Messiah concert.

    @Tex: I like it too.

    @Karl: it's something I can never get tired of.

    @Birdman: I expect so.

    @Red: they certainly do.

    @Sharon: the glass in other windows in the sanctuary is quite different, but quite striking. I will have to photograph that as well.

    @Marleen: I've seen that in several sanctuaries here.

    @Lowell: we don't have that many Baptist churches here, but there are some.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Ciel: it would be lovely.

  19. I have to chuckle. I pictured you packing up a pillow and sleeping bag when you said "I'm spending a couple of days..." Sleepover!

  20. It's a lovely church William, and those stained glass windows look incredible!

  21. I think I did a big post on stained glass windows. They are lovely.

  22. Very often obscure stained glass church organ. I see that in this church does not have this problem.

  23. @Kay: I don't think the church would approve!

    @Mari: so do I.

    @Denise: they do.

    @Randy: I agree.

    @Meradeth: I love stained glass too.

    @Jennifer: these certainly are.

    @Mariusz: true!

    @Shelly: so do I.