Thursday, June 28, 2018

Stained Glass Colour

With the theme day for July 1st being about Spirit, it seems appropriate to finish off the month with some church posts, taken from the Doors Open weekend earlier this month. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church regularly takes part in Doors Open. The congregation was founded in 1910, and the current church was built at this location in the early 1950s, in the English Gothic style, formally dedicated in 1954. It is one of two neighbouring churches on Cathedral Hill, overlooking the Garden of the Provinces and Territories, as well as Library and Archives Canada. 

Inside, the sanctuary is a welcoming one. Quilts were hanging from the pews- I heard from one of the ladies present here that the congregation makes five hundred of those in a given year, and those go to Lutheran mission work.

The stained glass in the sanctuary is marvelous. Their subjects include music, the history of the Lutheran church, and the life of Christ.

I like the finer details too, such as this at the altar.

The church has a Casavant organ, installed at the back of the sanctuary, separating it from the church hall glimpsed through the windows.

Here we have a close up of one of those quilts.

I finish with a western view of the church. Tomorrow we'll have a look at its neighbour; its spire was just visible in my first shot for today.


  1. It doesn't look Lutheran at all inside ! Looks like a catholic church with its stained glass.

  2. Magníficos estes vitrais são de uma grande beleza.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  3. Wonderful the stained glass windows!

  4. ...the windows are lovely and the quilts are a pleasant surprise to see!

  5. Those stained glass windows are indeed beautiful.

  6. Love the glow from the stained glass.

  7. Hello, beautiful church. The windows are gorgeous. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  8. @Gattina: and it's wonderful stained glass.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Marianne: definitely!

    @Tom: I can't recall quilts in there before.

    @Jan: they certainly are.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

  9. Very appropriate!!
    Lovely church.

  10. beautiful photos
    500 quilts boggles the mind

  11. Awesome stained glass and lots of it.

  12. Wow, that stained glass is gorgeous!

  13. @Catarina: it certainly stands out.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Maywyn: that's a lot of work!

    @Red: the stained glass in here is beautifully done.

    @Revrunner: it was quite a surprise to see.

    @Sharon: I agree.

  14. The windows are magnificent William as are the quilts in their own way. Have you got any ideas for next month's theme you might like to pass on 😀

  15. I'm a huge fan of both stained glass and quilts (which I collect) so this post is great for me! I'd love to see that one in person.

  16. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. Your photos show their beauty well, William.

  17. Beautiful stained glass! What a super idea the quilts are!

  18. so much glowing ... the windows glow ... the 1st shot with the glowy-ness ... nice shots! ( ;

  19. @Grace: needless to say, it's a church for my take on the theme, though not one that was on the Doors Open circuit.

    @Jeanie: it's such a lovely church. I last featured it in a post last year with posts taken at night.

    @Bill: the stained glass in here really stands out beautifully.

    @RedPat: and that's a lot of work to do them in a year.

    @Janey: definitely.

    @Beth: thank you!

  20. William, the stained glass windows are lovely and I liked the quilts too.

    All the best Jan

  21. That is a whole lot of quilts and nice they will go to a good cause as well.

  22. The stained glass is always a favorite of mine but I do love the quilts also.

  23. That looks like the huge Lutheran churches they have in the Midwest here in the States. My little country church had beautiful stained glass windows. My small church here in the desert has much smaller stained glass pieces. I loved the beautiful blues in the stained glass at this church. Oh, our church also sent off quilts for mission work. Not as many, but then we're much smaller.

  24. I can't help thinking that any church producing all those lovely quilts would have to be warm and welcoming. The windows are beautiful. Nice post!

  25. There are a lot of people doing quilts for those who need them. It is a wonderful thing to do!

  26. Beautiful stain glass and lovely quilts ~ great photos too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  27. I've never seen quilts hanging on the benches in church before...

  28. @Jan: I did too.

    @Beatrice: true!

    @Denise: both are good.

    @Mari: relatively speaking it's not that big a church in terms of size.

    @Kay: it seemed welcoming to me.

    @Jennifer: it is indeed.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Klara: nor have I.