Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A dozen Connecticut churches inside and out

We saw so many churches on weekdays while we were in Connecticut. We even got to see the inside of a few. Here are six we noticed from the road:
Rowayton United Methodist Church
United Church, Rowayton (exterior)
United Church, Rowayton (interior)
First Baptist Church of Fairfield (exterior)
First Baptist Church of Fairfield (interior)
Union Baptist Church, Mystic
Our Lady of Lourdes, Gales Ferry
Trinity Episcopal Church, Wethersfield
This church was mentioned on a promotional video about Connecticut. There seem to be three churches that meet on the property, and it's got a great view of downtown Hartford. The church and parish house (behind the sign on the right) were built by Elizabeth Jarvis Colt in memory of her husband (Samuel Colt, founder of Colt's Patent Firearms).
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford, among other ministries
 
Another view with the Hartford skyline on the left
And here are four churches that amused us for one reason or another.

St Mathias Anglican Church, Mystic
A church in a shopping mall
Turn of River Ecumenical Presbyterian Church, Stamford
First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield
St Mark's Episcopal Church, Mystic
(looking mysterious)
And finally, a church Mindy's dad told her to visit. It's called Fish Church (also Holy Mackerel).
First Presbyterian Church, Stamford
exterior of stained glass in the sanctuary of
First Presbyterian Church, Stamford
door into the sanctuary of
First Presbyterian Church, Stamford
see why it's called Fish Church?
Entrance to the sanctuary
organ pipes and cross at the front of the sanctuary
view from the back of the sanctuary