First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut
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SueL41589
Ashford, CT477 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
This lovely church was an unexpected treat. Built in the shape of a fish, with slate “scales” on the outside where there is no stained glass, the church invites you into a contemporary feel of a cathedral. The Church was built on 7 acres and dedicated in 1958. The central part of the sanctuary has large stained glass windows that would more appropriately be called walls as they go from floor to ceiling.

The chancel not only houses the pulpit and lectern (both shaped almost like the bow of a ship), but a communion table, a 32 foot cross and the organ console as well as the choir loft. It would be remarkable to hear an organ, choir concert in this church.

Leading up to the church is what they call the Memorial Walk displaying more than 100 stones each commemorating one of the spiritual giants of the Judeo/Christian tradition from the days of Abraham to the present.

It was a wonderful experience to spend a relaxed time discovering this beautiful place of worship.
Written 21 September 2018
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ThomasTCat
St. Louis, MO674 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
I am so glad that we came to see this most unusual church. It is shaped like a fish (symbol of Christianity), but when you are inside the church. the stain glass windows are spectacular! I wish we could have been here when Sunday Services were going on, but we were able to take some wonderful pictures of this amazing House of Worship without disturbing anyone, so I guess anytime is a great time to come here.
Written 29 June 2018
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Angelica K
43 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I do photography as a hubby and always looking for something to photograph. Found Fist Presbyterian Church at Bedford St. Stamford Ct. and went to photograph it with my friends. It’s beautifully designed and architecturally is gorgeous!
Written 29 April 2018
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Linda Z
62 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
I came here in the days post 9/11 looking for a sense of community and comfort. I get that this place is supposed to be a fish, but I always thought it looked like a spaceship. The people were welcoming and kind and the building is truly beautiful and amazing.
Written 12 November 2017
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Inna K
55 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
This church, shaped like a fish (the symbol of Christianity) is one of the most unique architectural attraction of the US. It represents an artistic use of reinforced concrete and has been featured in many catalogues of the period. The stained glass windows make it look magical inside with colored light dancing on the floor. It is worth visiting when it is open on Sunday - took all my out of town guests there, everyone loved it.
Written 9 November 2017
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Robert T
Palm Springs, CA542 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
A must see! Often called the Fish Church this magnificent structure of raw concrete reaching up to the sky and stained glass that takes your eye up to the roof line is spectacular.

Designed by the architect who did Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, & the UN among other projects it is not to be missed. The pipe organ and acoustics are brilliant.

Whether you are religious or not, spiritual or not this space invites you way beyond yourself......

I've had the pleasure of attending Sunday services here twice over the years and am always struck by what a happy and healthy congregation it is with major outreach programs into the community. Definitely a must see must experience!
Written 31 October 2017
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schmutaki
new jersey3,616 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We stopped by for a quick visit after Sunday morning services. We were lucky to bump into the music director who gave us a brief tour and told us about the history and design of the building. The colors of the glass and the cavernous space makes one feel like you are flying through space on a giant space ship. Truly magnificent!
Written 15 October 2017
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redbird33
New Haven, CT36 contributions
Oct 2016
This is a masterpiece of modern architect by Wallace K Harrison. It looks like a lumpy gray thing on the outside, but inside it is staggeringly beautiful on a sunny day. He used a french technique to cast heavy pcs of stained glass directly into concrete to produce a stunning interior on sunny days. Unfortunately, our climate is more severe than Frances and there has been ongoing deterioration, so the south wall has been replaced and I believe the north wall will be replaced in the near future. It is breath takingly beautiful, especially when the organ is playing
Written 6 September 2017
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Grant
Cleveland, OH732 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
The view is stunning. I went to the father's day service. They had a guest organist who could jam. The small choir was beautiful and again the organist was amazing. If the service was just the organist jamming, I would have given money in the collection plate.
Written 18 June 2017
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Peter17mort
Old Greenwich, CT72 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
While this church was built back in the late 1950s, it continues to dazzle the eye and bring you to a stand still when you enter it and see the walls of french stained glass. On a sunny morning or afternoon, it radiates and glows. And the organ, installed in the early 1990s, not only continues to draw your eyel but produces a wonderful sound for the visitor. Any tripr to Stamford should have this church on the list of must sees.
Written 22 May 2017
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