Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Cathedral

I came upon this gothic-style Unitarian Church in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  Construction was started on the church around 1900--about the same time as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C..  I'm going to try and go inside when I go back next month.

I didn't realize that I had captured the shadows of the flying buttresses until I uploaded the photos to my computer.

Beautiful spire rising toward heaven.

The following three photos are by a Dana Morris who, apparently, is a member of the church.

I can only imagine the joyful noise this pipe organ makes.

Beautiful stained glass windows.

This angel is cradling a replica of the church.



  1. Good Morning, Bonnie. What a beautiful church. Hope you get to go back there to see the inside and hear that pipe organ.

    We went to the National Cathedral several years ago--and LOVED it. Just being there and hearing their organ made me cry.. It was awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have to love a church with flying buttresses. Happy Sunday!

  3. Love those old churches; when we travel I keep an eye out for them. They speak of the innocence and devotion that seems to be long gone. Thank you; lovely way to start my Sunday.

  4. Incredible looking church. It's getting close to June--imagine the weddings it will see this summer.

  5. Bonnie,
    Gorgeous photos. I love your previous post as well. Aunt Sister!

    Have a great day.


  6. So beautiful. Looking forward to the view from the inside.

  7. Bonnie, I would love to see that church. The Washington National Cathedral is my favorite spot to visit in D.C.. I took three tours there in my last visit... I just never seem to get enough. I met a lady last week who live here but had just gotten her license to do the tours there! Twice in a week I have been reminded of the grand old church... must be getting time to visit her again. blessings ~ tanna

  8. truly a beautiful church, the stain glass window deserves a trip for you to go inside and shoot out side through that beauty.

  9. A beautiful Church...and have a blessed Palm Sunday.

  10. Oh how lovely Bonnie...I love old churches! My husband and I were married in an Episcopalian church over 100 years old; it was gorgeous!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog and just being so supportive. I do appreciate it!
    hugs my dear friend!

  11. I love a church with a pipe organ- you can hear the music right down to your toes! I hope you get the chance to go inside. :)

  12. No matter how many I see, I'm always fascinated by cathedrals. I always amazed that they can be so different from one another when the basic building plan for all of them is the same. Your photos are wonderful. Bonnie. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. Gorgeous church! Great post for Palm Sunday :) Let use know what its like inside when you make it back!

  14. What a work of art that is!!! I never knew that Unitarians built such elaborate buildings. I hope you do go in, it will be a playday for your camera!!!

  15. Churches are such works of art! They fascinate me, and I have been in many of the more famous ones like Notre Dame, St. Paul's, Westminster, and Salisbury. And then there is the beautiful church my parents and then my husband and were married in, Brook United Methodist Church in Brook, Indiana. Where there is God, there is always love and beauty.

  16. Lovely post. I'm particularly drawn to the colors in that stained glass window. And the desserts look awesome and I did believe you for a minute! Hope it's more spring like there and that you are enjoying all that spring brings (no rhyme intended.)

  17. Beautiful. We saw the National Cathedral in DC last February when we were there- covered in snow. It was beautiful, but I really would have liked to go inside too.

  18. Hi, I grew up in Fairhaven and have always admire the beautiful architecture of this cathedral. I just recently posted a great picture on my blog that you may like Please feel free to take a look!


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