Friday, June 22, 2018

Knox

Knox Presbyterian Church was first established in 1845 at another location in the city. Its current church location dates to the beginning of the 1930s. The church combines aspects of English Gothic and Norman styles of architecture, and neighbours City Hall on Elgin Street.


During my Doors Open visit, I chatted with one of the congregation members, who oversees the gardens outside around the church and its adjoining hall. This pear tree was gifted by the city last year for the 150th anniversary of the country.


Inside, the sanctuary is unadorned but beautiful, with columns and two sets of stained glass windows at either end, done by the same artist years apart.


Plaques note the service of congregation members in two world wars.


The carvings on this font caught my eye.


As did the pulpit. I will have more from inside the church tomorrow.

32 comments:

  1. ...wonderful interior, I wish that I had beeb able to see it.

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  2. Wonderful views of the interior.

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  3. Hello, pretty church and gardens. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: it is quite a church.

    @Marleen: I thought so.

    @Marie: that it is.

    @Eileen: thanks!

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  5. It's an impressive building with a nice garden.

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  6. Lovely church...and I love the peonies outside.

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  7. Impressive inside and out William. Doors Open is such a cool event.

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  8. This place is pretty inside and out.

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  9. Another great tour. Love seeing outside and in!

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  10. That's a lovely church. Garden looks lush and beautiful!

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  11. Very neat on the inside. I do like your header---what is everyone looking at?
    MB

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  12. What a beautiful church and beautiful interior. Thanks for sharing, William. Have a great day. Jo

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  13. A lovely church. Have a great weekend!

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  14. It looks so empty inside but beautiful!

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  15. @Jan: that it is.

    @Pat: the garden is well taken care of.

    @Grace: it certainly is!

    @Sharon: I agree!

    @Janis: I enjoy showing it.

    @Tamago: definitely!

    @MB: the Mother Earth topiary at MosaiCanada. That's from last summer.

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @RedPat: it is. There were people in and out while I was in.

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  16. The garden and church are absolutely beautiful.

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  17. looks so green. i love the all the lighting. way cool. happy weekend. ( :

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  18. Love the interior! So peaceful. I love these old gigantic cathedrals. Was it named after John Knox?

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  19. The gardens look very nice indeed, and the inside of the Church looks lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  20. The outside looked a bit like a fortress. There is no way our government could gift a church with anything at any time. Someone would sue. Loved the interior.

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  21. The flower carvings remind me of the English rose motif that I get mixed up with the Mayflower.
    Interesting photos

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  22. The interior of the building is quite light and graceful compared to the exterior. And that ornamental pear is going to be a beautiful addition to the garden in a few years. They are beautiful trees.

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  23. Divine history here and magnificent stone work ~ lovely photos!

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. The colorfulness of the windows really contrasts with the marble and wood of the interior.

    Janis
    GDP

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  25. Beautiful gardens and exterior!

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  26. How lovely the church looks, both inside and out:)

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  27. What a lovely church and garden. It's obvious that they really care.

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  28. Peonies in the church garden look lovely.

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  29. Gorgeous old church...and the stained glass! Oooooh!

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