Restored Churches Review: First Congregational Church
Across the USA there are a number of churches with simply astounding stained glass. One part of the US that as quite a bit of vintage churches and stained glass is New England. of the For example, The First Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT is home to some of the best stained glass window in the country. The stained glass housed in this chapel is fantastic and the result of a restoration that took place back in 2008 and 2009. Their stained glass windows are as numerous as they are marvelous and great examples of work by numerous artists such as J&R Lamb Studios, Helen Sickles Hull and Marguerite Gaudin on top of that. As admirers of church stained glass and impressive restorations ourselves, we, at Fort Collins Stained Glass, have taken the time to begin highlighting some of the most lovely, restored stained glass windows in the USA for our readers. Read below to enjoy the lovely work housed in The First Congregation gorgeous church which is also available online in their virtual stained glass window tour on their website!
Chancel Stained Glass Window
Designed and made by Willet Studios in 1960 this stained glass window is not only beautiful but inspirational. Beyond the fact that this window comes alive with gold highlights in the evening as the sun is setting is the fact that this window’s intricate imagery represents all sorts of spiritual icons and events from Palm Sunday to ash Wednesday and from Pentecost to all four gospel saints: Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John.
Tower Room Stained Glass Window
One window that stands out in originality is the Tower Entrance window pictured above. The delicate flowers are still bold and the unique design compared to the other window really catches your eye. This window is deeply meaningful in that–it was dedicated by a family “In memory of Victor R. Denson 1893-1976 and Mary E. Denson 1893-1991”. As it were, the love can truly be seen in this piece as well as exquisite choices of color and imagery.
North Transept Stained Glass Window
The North Transept Windows of the First Congregational Church dates back all the way to 1896. These windows are simply stunning. You can tell by the realistic flesh tones that this window was created by a master and that master is likely John Singer Sargent. Regardless of who created it, the bold colors are enchanting and the biblical scenes inspiring –explaining why this window is a very popular and admired piece of the church’s collection.
As you can see through the pictures and descriptions above, church stained glass has the power to memorialize, inspire and even to enchant. Which is why churches here in the US and around the world should keep their stained glass in good repair and have these masterpieces restored for future generations to behold. Fort Collins Stained Glass, is a pillar of restoration mastery across the country including right here in Fort Collins. For more information about church stained glass restoration, repair and pricing contact us today!