Stained Glass Tour - St Phillips Episcopal Church
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Stained Glass Church Tours

Date: Mar 18 - Mar 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church March 18th 10:00AM-3:00PM and the 25th 9:00-12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church was dedicated on June 18, 1893. This beautiful historic church, built in the Victorian Gothic style, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is one of five churches in Texas built in this architectural style. The 675,000 bricks for the church were molded by hand and baked on-site from mud brought by wagon from the Trinity River. The historic building has plastered interior walls, varnished oak, and knotty pine. The ceiling, made of pine, has no nails; wooden pegs hold it together.
The 40 pews in the sanctuary and altar rail are original to the church.
The stained glass windows are from Italy and France, many donated in honor or memory of local families.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

503 N Queen St, Palestine, TX
(903) 729-2463

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St Philip's Episcopal Church

St Philip's Episcopal Church

St. Philip's Episcopal Church March 18th and 25th 10:00 AM-2:00PM
It all started in 1859, when about a dozen Palestine families gathered and organized a religious body under the name St. Philip's Episcopal Church. On Dec. 11, 1874,the corner stone for the church was laid. However, in 1903, the church moved to its current location at 106 E. Crawford St. After a fire destroyed the building in 1982, the current church was built in 1983. The baptismal font, as well as a few other religious relics, were saved. They're still used today. The same company that installed the original stained glass windows replaced them after being lost in the fire.
106 E Crawford St, Palestine, TX
(903) 729-4214
First Presbyterian Church March 18th 10:00AM-3:00PM
First Presbyterian Church is a historic church in Palestine that was organized in 1849, a year after Palestine was founded. The Gothic Revival church building is the oldest church in Palestine continuously serving a congregation.

On March 7, 1887, the church bought a lot on Avenue A, and the cornerstone for the sanctuary was laid on July 12, 1888. The builder made the bricks from clay excavated from a pit that later became Spring Park Lake. The sanctuary is of Gothic design, and contains beautiful leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. The ceiling was hand painted by an itinerant German craftsman, and has not been retouched since it was originally done by the artist. The lovely silver spire was added in 1890.

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

410 Avenue A, Palestine, TX
(903) 729-5730

First Presbyterian Church

The First Christian Church

The First Christian Church March 18th and 25th, 10:00AM-3:00PMThe First Christian Church in Palestine is one of the oldest congregations in the area. Steps were set in motion which resulted in its establishment in Palestine in 1847. After outgrowing several smaller buildings, in 1905 the brick building at 113 Crawford Street was constructed. The church had grown and could now afford to have an imposing building with a pipe organ. This building served until 1955 when the present sanctuary was completed directly to the east. Over the next several years the 1905 structure was transformed into an educational building. The chapel in the educational building is the pride of the entire membership with its beautiful memorial windows. It is with great pride that we are including these windows on our strained glass tour during this years dogwood celebration.

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