Restored Churches Review: First Congregational Church
Across this country, there are quite a few churches with simply astounding stained glass. One part of the US, New England, has quite a bit. One example is The First Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT which is home to some of the best restored stained glass window in the country. This restoration that took place back in 2008 and 2009 and today the windows are simply lovely. They also happen to be shining 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 stained glass restoration ourselves, we, at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, have taken this blog to highlight this wonderful representation of them both. 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 both beautiful and inspirational. Beyond the fact that this window comes alive at sunset with gold highlights is the fact that this window’s intricate imagery represents 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 as being original is the Tower Entrance window pictured above. The delicate flowers are bold and the design one-of-a-kind compared to the other window in the room. This window is deeply meaningful too– 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 perfect choices of color and imagery.
North Transept Window
The North Transept Windows of the First Congregational Church dates back to 1896. These windows are amazing. You can tell they were crafted by a master by the realistic flesh tones of Christ. Some say the creator was the famous John Singer Sargent. Regardless of who created it, the bold colors are mesmerizing and the biblical scenes inspiring –explaining why this window is one of the most popular in the church.
As you can see through the pictures and descriptions above, church stained glass has the power to memorialize, inspire and even enchanting. 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. Here at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, we are master stained glass restores both here in Colorado Springs and across the country. For more information about church stained glass restoration, repair and pricing contact us today!