Thursday, June 27, 2019


For those of you who knew him and were not yet aware, Lowell has passed away. He ran the Ocala photo blog among others for years. Check out this link.

St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church participated in Doors Open this year. Located at the corner of Elgin and Somerset, the church has roots beginning in the 1850s with the current building more than a century old. The parish has a reputation as a welcoming and progressive church in the downtown core. If you're wondering about the construction out front, Elgin Street is in the midst of a major infrastructure overhaul. The exterior is built of stone and brick, while the interior is wood.

Stepping into the main entrance, one sees this.

The stained glass windows, more of which we'll see tomorrow, are lovely.

Here we have a general view of the sanctuary. There's a chapel off to the right side which I'll show tomorrow.

This memorial plaque caught my eye.

For today I leave off with this view of a lectern and the organ.


  1. Nice interior. Beautiful stained glass.

  2. The light falling on the organ makes a beautiful picture. I'm intrigued by the walls which are like nothing I've ever seen in a church before.

  3. Looks like the churches I saw in England ! Beautiful pictures !

  4. The organ looks quite modern. I was interested in the memorial plaques at the church I attended last Sunday - a drowning, a house fire and a shooting accident.

  5. It is a very beautiful church!
    I wish I could listen to the organ ... I think it sounds perfect!
    I am very curious if you go to photograph Saint Matthew Romanian Orthodox Church of Ottawa?
    I think there are two churches (Saint Mary?) But I'm not sure.

  6. Amazing! in my mind I can imagine the feel, smell and power of this building!

  7. ...more churches today need to be welcoming to everyone!

  8. Lovely church
    Prayers for the loss of the blogger, Lowell

  9. I like that old font in your fourth picture.

  10. Hello, beautiful church. Lovely details inside and out. I love the stained glass. Prayers for Lowell's family.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead.

  11. You certainly went through many open doors. You must have great stamina.

  12. i enjoy the organ ...enjoy all the little details ...what a beauty. ( :

  13. The door itself somehow looks strange in that place, the memorial plaque sure is... sad.

  14. @Nancy: that it is.

    @John: it's quite unusual.

    @Gattina: it's a lovely church.

    @Joan: the organ dates to the 1970s.

    @Ella: if that's the church I'm thinking of, it's quite a way out, but I can keep it in mind.

    @Italiafinlandia: there are, yes.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Laurie: it's quite a church.

    @Tom: I certainly think so.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Jan: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: I didn't get into as many as I did last year. This one was the last on the Saturday, and I only got into the one on the Sunday, but that one will occupy a few days of time here on the blog.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Iris: true.

  15. That's a beautiful organ. Thanks again for the tour. I look forward to more. :-)

  16. This is a beautiful church, much simpler than some, which suits my taste.

  17. RIP Lowell.

    The church is very dark. It needs those windows for sure.

  18. Beautiful building and well kept up. I like to see groups that are progressive.

  19. There appear to be very strong wood tones inside this church.

  20. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: mine too.

    @Marie: it does.

    @Red: it seems well looked after.

    @Sharon: there are indeed.

    @Marleen: it is, yes.

  21. That is a nice old church. Thanks for the great window photos.

  22. Sorry to hear about Lowell---I had emailed him last month and he responded an email to me.
    Again I like the Stained glass

  23. Nice door and stained glass windows.
    I'd read about the death of your blogger friend in another blog. Always sad to lose a friend even if just a virtual one. Condolences to his family.

  24. The red brick exterior reminds me of the Presbyterian church I attended as a boy.

  25. I like the candles at the doorway.

  26. Lovely captured church photos ~

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

  27. @Aritha: you're welcome.

    @Padre: thank you.

    @MB: me too.

    @Sami: thanks!

    @Catalyst: I can see that.

    @Janey: in this case they're lights. But they look the part!

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Carol: thank you.

  28. Magnificent architecture. I hope the infrastructure measures up.

  29. Thanks for sharing the sad news about Lowell.
    Lovely church.

  30. Will miss Lowell's humour and keen comments.

    Beautiful captures.

  31. A beautiful church. I like the stained glass.

  32. Beautiful church! I like your header photo of the Falls too.

  33. Prayers for Lowell's family.

    This is a beautiful Church and so are the stained glass windows.

    All the best Jan