Christ Church Spitalfields Interior

Christ Church Spitalfields Interior
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Some of my ancestors were married here!
This parish was carved out of the huge medieval Stepney parish for an area then dominated by Huguenots (French Protestants and other ‘dissenters’ who owed no allegiance to the Church of England and thus to the King) as a show of Anglican authority. Some Huguenots used it for baptisms, marriages and burials but not for everyday worship, preferring their own chapels (their chapels were severely plain compared with the bombastic English Baroque style of Christ Church) though increasingly they assimilated into English life and Anglican worship—which was in the eighteenth century relatively plain.

Big Timber Church of God – Interior View

Big Timber Church of God – Interior View
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I have many wonderful memories visiting this church in the summer of 1964. I was the 19-year-old leader of a "Pioneers for Christ" team from Lee College, Cleveland, Tennessee, which spent the entire summer in Montana and a week at this church. Our team conducted a Vacation Bible School in the Big Timber church in the mornings, held youth revival services in the evenings, and spent the afternoons doing door-to-door evangelism in the community. On Saturday, our day off, I mounted a horse and helped one of the members of the church round up cattle on his ranch . On Sunday afternoon we attended the local rodeo. On a church picnic, I also climbed up to the snowline in the nearby Crazy Mountains, my first time to ever have my feet in the snow in July.

I visited Big Timber again in August, 2009, my first time back there in 45 years. The town hasn’t changed much since that time and the church still looks the same on the outside. Inside, the church has been completely remodeled, although the congregation is smaller now than it was then. The entire county (Sweet Grass) has a population of only about 3,600 people.

I have written about that summer in my book, Growing up Pentecostal:….

First Baptist Church interior, Maple Avenue, Keene NH

First Baptist Church interior, Maple Avenue, Keene NH
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First Baptist Church interior, Maple Avenue, Keene NH


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Photographic postcard of the First Baptist Church on Maple Avenue in Keene New Hampshire. The church was dedicated in 1966. This postcard advertises Lyons Iron Works Inc., which fabricated the exposed steel beams.

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Interior – Christ Church, Shimla

Interior – Christ Church, Shimla
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The most prominent building on the Mall is the yellow Christ Church, reputed to be the second oldest church in northern India. The silhoutte of this can be seen on the skyline for miles around. It was designed by Colonel JT Boileau in 1844, but consecrated only after 1857. The clock was donated by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860, and the porch added in 1873.In Shimla’s 75 years of reigning as summer capital, a long line of officials and other notables of the Raj came to the church for their Sunday prayers. More than half a century has slipped by since the last Viceroy of India has prayed here, but nothing much seems to have changed in Christ Church. It still has those lovely stained glass windows for which it is so famed. The stained glass windows and 19th century organ are particularly impressive, and the fresco that surrounds the chapel window was designed by Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling’s father.

Trinity Church (interior), New York City

Trinity Church (interior), New York City
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Completed in 1846, this church, located at 74 Trinity Place, New York City, is an excellent example of Gothic Revival design. It is a National Historic Landmark and the attached cemetery is final home to the remains of Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton and many others.