Sunday, May 31, 2015

Church On a Hill

This is Grace Church On-The-Hill, an Anglican church found in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. The Gothic building was designed by architect Eden Smith who designed many places in the city including many of the homes in Wychwood Park. This church was built in 1913 and is now heritage designated. Once again the doors were all locked but it is famous for the stained glass so I will try to get inside one day.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world.

28 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a beauty Pat, you can just see that the big front window will be amazing from inside.

jo(e) said...

I love to explore old churches. No matter where in the world I am, I will always go inside churches (and light a candle if it's a Catholic Church with candles.)

I hate that so often in this country, churches are locked. That's something that has changed over my lifetime. They used to be open all the time. I guess they have to worry about vandalism, etc. but it just seems wrong to find church doors locked.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Lovely shot. Driven by it many times but never stopped. It is a shame that it is so hard to get inside.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the spire!

José Mendonça said...

The architecture is fantastic and the building will look even nicer when the vine covers more parts of the walls.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Perfect to look at on a Sunday morning. Love the architecture. Like the dog and human on the right, too!


Janis
GDP

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So funny, to verify, I had to click on about 5 pictures of beer and type a number and click the "I'm not a robot box." That should be a requirement to leave a bar on Saturday night for all who are driving. LOL!

Janis
GDP

Sharon Anck said...

An impressive looking church. It's huge!

Lowell said...

This is such an impressive structure. I want to follow you when you get inside! We don't have these kinds of church buildings in Florida!

VP said...

Very interesting architecture for a relatively recent church. I obviously curious to see the interior...

Tom said...

WOW! Amazing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Stephanie said...

Beautiful church. I am wondering what those great things by the sidewalk are?

llandudnopictures said...

It sits very attractively on its little hill, almost castle-like!

Revrunner said...

A very popular style for the time.

Birdman said...

Try visiting on a Sunday. GRIN.

Gosia k said...

looks impressive

cieldequimper said...

Love that bell tower!

William Kendall said...

Absolutely beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

A handsome building and I will Google Wychwood Park to see what else I can find out about Eden Smith.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

A grand old building, it's a shame churches have to lock the door during the week...

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

i really enjoy the spire ... what a beauty!! great find. ( :

Michelle said...

A beautiful structure. I do hope you get inside to photograph the stained glass.

Randy said...

Beautiful church.

Halcyon said...

I hope you'll get in one day. I'd love to see the stained glass!

Bill Nicholls said...

Very nice looking church that

Czereśnia A said...

Hy RedPat!
Well captured images ...
Regards from the distant Polish:) *

Laura. M said...

I like to see the windows Pat :))

Karen S. said...

I can just imagine what a beautiful sight from inside when the sun is shining in! Wow, quite pretty.