The John Bell Memorial Chapel at Appleby College.
It took 7 years to build this Anglican chapel and was finally dedicated in 1929
There are so many beautiful temples, churches and mosques in every style imaginable - from simple, to elegant, to ornate, to ostentacious.
I come from a tradition of the plain church which has made it difficult for me to relate to the grand, excessively ornate style of cathedrals or large churches as a place of worship. The history and architecture may be fascinating and jaw-dropping, but as a place of commune or a spiritual base, for me, some intimacy is lacking within.
Or maybe I just need fewer distractions. Our church had coloured glass panes, which pleased me no end as a child. Until I experienced stained glass gothic windows. Now, there was a distraction.
An example of a modern stained glass window on right
Inuit designed stained glass window by Kenojuak Ashevak.
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