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First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut

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First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut

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SueL41589 wrote a review Sep 2018
Ashford, Connecticut476 contributions102 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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ThomasTCat wrote a review Jun 2018
St. Louis, MO624 contributions245 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Angelica K wrote a review Apr 2018
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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!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Linda Z wrote a review Nov 2017
58 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Inna K wrote a review Nov 2017
55 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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