Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Church in the Country

Saturday afternoon I wanted to get away from the farm for a few hours. I decided I would visit one of the 20 painted churches in Texas that is located only a few miles from the farmhouse.

It is located in an unincorporated community that is mainly comprised of the church, a KJT Hall, a small store, and twenty or so residences.

A closer look....the steeple

the windows

The Church doors are unlocked each day for the parish members and visitors.

When you first go inside, your eyes instinctively look up. The entire ceiling is hand stenciled in various shades of rose pink and earthy greens on top of a soft pink background.

The delicate work also continues on all the surfaces of the walls.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of one of our beautiful churches in Texas. Don't forget to click on the photos to see them in more detail.

Meggie Mac


  1. Well that was a great visit, Meggie ! This church is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. How absolutely lovely, I love looking around churches - and this one is a beauty! Thanks Meggie.

  3. Thanks for the virtual tour....I will put that on my list "to do" when ever I get to Texas! And we thought Europe had all the gorgeous churches!

  4. Wow,that is beautiful! The wonderful thing about blogging is that you get to see things that you wouldn't if you didn't read blogs. Thankyou for taking the photos and sharing them with us.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog:) You have an interesting farm, too with many animals and living your dream, it sounds!

  6. Dear Meggie, This church is so beautiful. and It is so good to share church photos because I am very interested in churches and inside of them. In Turkey There are so many churches and I visited some of them. When I went to abroad My first plan to make is visiting churches. And I saw some praying ceramonies and the praying ceramonies are fascinating. The city where I work is a very antic city for christians. The city Antakya( Antiochia) is a very old city that St Paulus lived there. And one of the oldest churches of the world is in Antakya. St Paulus church on the mountain. So many christians from all over the world visit that church to become pilgrims. When I returned to Antakya I really want to share the photos and the history of St Paulus church with you. Thank you very much again.

  7. Wow! I wasn't expecting the inside. Beautiful. I don't think I've seen stenciling like that in a church. Impressive

  8. What a magnificent church! The ceiling is truly awesome.I love popping in to little village churches while we're on our dog walks.There is one we visited in Cornwall that is tucked down near the beach behind the sand dunes.We sat on a bench in the churchyard looking across to the sea,and thought,what a beautiful place to rest in peace!
    I found Mr and Mrs mouse in a gift shop,so I don't have a pattern I'm afraid. :0)

  9. Thank you for all the wonderful comments on "Church in the Country". Maybe I will post some follow-ups with different painted churches.
    Thanks again for reading my blog.

  10. I've never seen anything like this, it is stunning. I'd love to know more about these Painted Churches so shall Google them. From the outside it is beautiful but I would imagine the first time anyone enters and see this feels somewhat awed and stunned. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Lynn....this was one of my earlier post when I began blogging. I really need to re-visit it with my new camera. The December 2013 post shows the advent wreath in great detail.


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