Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rural No More

This is St Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican church, so named because when it was first built in 1858 it was in the countryside well outside the city. Now it is in the middle of the city in Kensington Market, as the city has grown up around it. The Gothic Revival building burned in 1865 and had to be rebuilt and today with a very small congregation, the building has been split in half with one part used for worship and the other half used for church and community services. This church is very well-known for its outreach programs for the homeless and many other worthy activities. It is hard to catch a shot of it with all the trees, even in winter.
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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, in the field to in the city. still pretty, though.

Gosia k said...

loks nice but it is well kept..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a wonderful old church Pat, I do like the Gothic style of architecture. It seems to be right at home surrounded by it's more modern surroundings.

Sharon Anck said...

I really do like the Gothic look to this place. Interesting to think about how the city has grown up all around it and it's still there dominating the neighborhood. I see what you mean about the trees. When those trees are full, it would be completely hidden back there.

Marie said...

Gorgeous historic stone church! I really love it in the snow too!

Weekend-Windup said...

Church looks very good. Nice to know information about it...

happywonderer.com said...

This is quite a beauty sitting there! Love the shape...

William Kendall said...

It is quite a beautiful church. I've seen it before, years ago.

VP said...

An amazing and unusual building...

Stephanie said...

Wow, 157 years old. Beautiful old church!

Tom said...

I lovely looking church. I'm glad to hear about their many good deeds. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Revrunner said...

Now St. Stephen-in-the-City. :-)

cieldequimper said...

Love St Stephen's church regardless of where it is. It's beautiful!

Michelle said...

I like the architecture of this building very much. Quite striking.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i love the height. look so tall. the red door and stone are such great colors/materials. love it!! ( :

Cloudia said...

That has a lot of feeling to it, P



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Randy said...

What a beautiful church.

Linda said...

Interesting shape.

doodles n daydreams said...

It's a lovely old church.

Diana

Halcyon said...

Such a beautiful piece of architecture. Glad to hear they are doing good work too!

llandudnopictures said...

It sits perfectly in its surroundings, rural or not!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely, very nice. Love the style of it.

Birdman said...

This one would draw me in for a peek.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing that it was once outside the city! Using part of the building to help the homeless is such a great idea!