Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Three Churches

Nepean is a part of Ottawa to the southwest of the core, and was a city in its own right until amalgamation. I come out in this direction once or twice a month to stop in at a nearby shop, and I decided on a visit in November to photograph a couple of local churches. The first is Calvin Christian Reformed Church.

The second, a short walk away, is Julian of Norwich Anglican Church. Both of these churches seem rather modern in their architecture, though as to when precisely they were built, that's not readily apparent from their websites.

Earlier this month I stopped by another church, in Old Ottawa South, across from a community centre I'll be showing in a few days. This is Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church. It dates back to the early 1930s.


  1. At first glance I wouldn't have recognized that second building is hiding a church rigt away, I think.

  2. So many churches and so few parishioners!!
    I love your header!

  3. I definitely like the 1930's church best William, I like everything about the 1930's 😊

  4. Hmmm...The Calvin church is interesting and I rather like that one. The Anglican not so much - never have seen such a strange Anglican church; looks more like a Baptist church than anything. The last is quite nice, too; more traditional.

  5. I think the one from the 1930's is the prettiest.

  6. Somebody had great taste when they added to the Reform Church had it's additions. They managed to maintain the basic appearance.

  7. Beautiful churches! Have a wonderful day!

  8. The first one is my preferred, very nice and so different from ours.

  9. i was trying to pick a fave, i guess i really enjoy that 1st one with the Christmas tree huge monster in front. they need to decorate it for the holidays for sure. so cool!! ( ;

  10. All those churches are so different but unique. I like the last church profiled.

  11. I guess I am surprised at how small they are.

    1. Some churches here are definitely bigger than others!

  12. @Linda: thanks.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Jan: it is different.

    @Jennifer: thank you.

    @Grace: so do I.

    @Lowell: it is quite unusual.

    @Sharon: I think so too.

    @Red: they did, yes.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Karl: it seems common of a post war church style here.

    @Beth: I imagine they do.

    @Catalyst: definitely.

    @Bill: thank you.

  13. Love the header, William - excellent. Interesting churches - I have to say that I have rarely seen such ugly ones; the second one looks like a warehouse - actually, I have seen more attractive warehouses.

  14. Nicely spotted! The first two are both rather unique.

  15. @RedPat: it has similarities to some I've been used to.

    @Mike: it does have that quality. I'd have to have a look inside to see what the sanctuary was like before I'd be sure. The only one of these I've ever been inside was Margaret Mary, and that was to vote.

    @Cloudia: tomorrow I've got one church that really is snug!

    @Jack: very different.

    @Kay: I think so too.

  16. You do have a lot of churches in your area. I think that's a good thing.