Stunning Church Stained Glass Review: First Congregational Church
New England has many shining examples of stained glass and First Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT is home to some of the best in the state, if not the country. This glass is also a shining example of the stunning results of church stained glass restoration, as their glass was restored in 2008 and 2009. Their stained glass windows are as magnificent as they are plentiful and are great examples of work by numerous artists such; J&R Lamb Studios, Helen Sickles Hull and Marguerite Gaudin to name a few. As lovers of church stained glass and church stained glass restorers ourselves, we have highlighted some of the most lovely windows for our readers to enjoy. Look below to enjoy some of our selections fromThe First Congregation’s gorgeous online stained glass window tour!
Chancel Stained Glass Window
Designed and created by Willet Studios in 1960 this stained glass window is the epitome of inspirational church stained glass. Beyond the amazing fact that this window literally comes alive as the sun sets when sculptured gold” elements begin to shine inside the chapel meetinghouse, is the fact that this window has imagery representing everything 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 from all the other is the Tower Entrance window pictured above. The lovely flowers in this bold but still elegant piece of church stained glass are eye-catching but it is truly the delicate color scheme which is nothing short of stunning and truly an epitaph of love for two truly loved parishioners as it is –“In memory of Victor R. Denson 1893-1976 and Mary E. Denson 1893-1991 by their family”
North Transept Window
The North Transept Windows of the First Congregation Church were installed in 1896. These windows are truly beautiful to behold. The skill in which they have been created, showing realistic flesh colors, hints at the possible creator being John Singer Sargent. Regardless, the bold colors are enchanting and the biblical scenes striking–explain why this one of the most admired in the church’s collection.
As you can see through the pictures and descriptions above, church stained glass has the power to memorialize, inspire and enchant. A convincing reason why churches here in the US and around the world should keep theirs in good repair and restored when needed. For more information about church stained glass restoration, repair and pricing contact us today! Here at Church Stained Glass Restoration, we have locations across the country and would love to bid on your church’s restoration.