Sunday, August 9, 2015

A 50s Church

This lovely little church, St Matthias Anglican Church, is located right across the road from the rather odd 60s church I showed you a couple of weeks ago and it was the reason I had pulled over in the first place. I love its proportions and the wonderful simple cross on its so 50s steeple and how it relates to the cross in the centre of the stained glass window. I imagine when it was built in 1957-58 the church was surrounded by greenery but now is surrounded by housing on all sides.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world. 

25 comments:

VP said...

I like the clean lines: it looks more modern, and I am saying this as a compliment. It is also very well kept, for what I can see.

Blogoratti said...

It is indeed a fine structure. Greetings!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Very simple.

Birdman said...

They just tore down two churches here that look similar to this. Shapes like this bore me.

Sharon Anck said...

It does have a nice mid-century look to it.

Stephanie said...

I am familiar with this style as we had two on the street I grew up on back in east.

llandudnopictures said...

It does look very 50's!

Gosia k said...

the architecture of church is original

cieldequimper said...

I'm surprised that I like it!

Tom said...

I often end up taking pictures on trash day. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Cloudia said...

You tell an interesting little story!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I know it's not fashionable but I like 50's architecture with all the clean lines...

bettyl-NZ said...

I like the lovely simplicity it exudes.

Revrunner said...

I recognized the recycling can. :-)

Michelle said...

simple and lovely

TexWisGirl said...

i like it!

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

i enjoy the crosses ... very straight line kind of architecture. ( :

Jack said...

It does have good lines. But, lots of change in the neighborhood in the last 60 or so years.

Bill Nicholls said...

Thought it looked around 19050's /60's

Andy said...

Just looking at the church gives a way it's birth date.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

I bet the light inside is fantastic.

Karl Demetz said...

A simple and very nice structure !

Karen S. said...

It's a lovely church and it sure appears much younger than the 50's. It's so well kept.

William Kendall said...

Very typical of the era!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the way the cross in the window is similar to the one atop the roof. I bet snow slips easily off that roof in winter!