C IS FOR CHURCH (OR IN A SIMILAR SPIRIT)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Churches (or Any Religious Building)

Whether or not you practice any particular faith, you have to admit some of the world’s most inspiring architecture is in mosques, synagogues, churches, and temples. From the Gothic cathedrals of the middle ages, to the simple white wood churches of New England, a place of worship is often the biggest, most elaborate edifice in the town.

This really is the region for white clapboard (pronounced “clabbered”) churches. We have our share of stone and brick too, but the white steepled churches that dominate the town square (the Common) in most New England towns symbolize the region.



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  1. Beautiful collection of this subject.

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  2. These are all beautifully captured. I agree that some of the world’s most inspiring architecture is in our religious buildings, at least the ones of the past. Around here, new churches resemble warehouses more than anything. I guess that just adds to the charm of the older churches though!

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  3. Congratulations! I have chosen this post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
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    I sure hope your week is starting out fabulously.

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  4. Totally agree with you: You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the architecture of churches and other worship places. I LOVE the white one with the red door.

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  5. Great photos of one of New England’s hallmarks of yesteryear. Seems like they’re disappearing or being sold for new business ventures to enjoy. I do love seeing those steeples. Our church is a small one and the congregation is dwindling, yet I see modern churches rising to the the challenges of today’s youth on the sparse New England landscape. I think that’s a good thing, but I’m still enamored with the white clappboard siding, stained-glass windows and, oh yes, those tall steeples enclosing that melodious invitation on Sunday mornings to remind us: “Love one another.” Thanks for a delightful reminder on a weekday, too! ❤

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    • The UU church has been closed and for sale for some years now. Another one, previously a Methodist church, was closed and sold about five years ago. The problem with the UU church is that it has no heating system and no insulation. The amount of renovation and repair it needs is massive and the longer it goes unoccupied, the less likely it is to ever be repaired.

      It’s a beautiful church, but I think it is doomed. Fortunately, the other churches are in pretty good shape.

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  6. Oh Marilyn you did not disappoint in giving us some great New England churches. Thanks 🙂

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  7. Lovely old churches, Marilyn. What has happened to us?
    Leslie

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