Tag: worship space

St. Moritz Church, Augsburg, Germany Photo © Gilbert McCarragher

Does your church feel more like a museum than a place of worship?

In these days of diminishing urban congregations still trying to hold onto beautiful historic buildings, sometimes it is not hard ...
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Angels come to Allendale

Angels come to Allendale

On Saturday, April 5, the Most Reverend John W. Flesey, D.D., Regional Bishop of Bergen County and Rev. Charles Pinyan ...
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Chairs or pews?

Chairs or pews?

Whether to go with chairs or pews in a worship space is a big question for those building new churches ...
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Couch-too-big

‘Tis the season for gift giving!

Have you ever been offered a beautiful piece of furniture but were afraid that it wouldn't fit in your house? ...
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Old baptismal pool finds new life

Old baptismal pool finds new life

When you walk through the front doors of Emmanuel Baptist Church in downtown Albany, NY, it doesn't take long to ...
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Philip Johnson

No more drive-in services at the Crystal Cathedral

Way back in time, while I was studying architecture in college, the famous (and somewhat notorious) American architect Philip Johnson ...
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St. Athanasius Church, Reading, MA

Softening a 60’s Worship Space

St. Athanasius Church in Reading, MA was designed during a building boom for Roman Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of ...
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Where are the Millennials?

Where are the Millennials?

Go into just about any church on a Sunday morning and, unless it's on a college campus, you will be ...
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St. Vincent Martyr Church, Madison, NJ

St. Vincent Martyr Church, Madison, NJ

Click on the links below to view the Needs Assessment Report and the Design Vision prepared for this historic church ...
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View of the original worship space, looking south

Church of the Holy Spirit, Cortlandt Manor, NY

The members of this church have been actively participating in the liturgy since they first started worshiping at a chapel in ...
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