Madi and Mom

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Steeple Sunday #36: Village of Bald Head Island Chapel


What a surprise to find this beautiful Chapel on Bald Head Island.
As you can see it sits on a lovely piece of land nestled in the trees and bathed in the morning sun. 
On Easter Sunday 1984 the first organized worship service of property owners on the Island was held at the former Bald Head Island Inn. The chapel sits adjacent to the Bald Island Lighthouse. Ground breaking ceremonies for the chapel were held on Easter Sunday 1986 and the Chapel was completed in time for Dedication on Easter Sunday 1987.
The architect was Clovis Heimsath from Texas.  His designed the Chapel in the 19th century Carolina Coastal Style.
A beautiful undisturbed Bald Head Creek and Middle Island are behind the Chapel
The Chapel is a very popular location for 'destination weddings'.
I could not find a good spot get the entire steeple in the picture because of all the trees the top section of the steeple is
shown below.
I was amazed by all the windows in the small Chapel.
More glorious windows behind the beautiful latticed alter.
Can you imagine the beautiful wedding pictures that have been taken here.
Exposed wooden beams are throughout the Chapel's ceiling.
I'd love to have heard the pipe organ.
 
The stained glass window in the balcony was designed by Marianne Heimsath, the wife of the architect. 
Below is another beautiful stain glass window
More beautiful lattice work on the stairs leading up to the balcony.
The chapel has a Chapel Administrator, an organist/music director
and pianist.  The pianist, her husband, 1 dog and 2 cats are full time residents of Bald Head Island

26 comments:

  1. Beyootiful!!! What a purrfect post fur Sunday morning!

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  2. C, you find some of the most amazing churches. When I scrolled down and saw those windows and the lattice alter I gasped. The whole chapel is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    J

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  3. Almost forgot, you're right it does look like bubble gum wrappers!

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  4. Gorgeous Church !!!
    Happy Sunday to you and your family
    xoxo

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  5. What a gorgeous chapel! I can just picture a wedding there. There are so many beautiful details.

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  6. What a lovely chapel! Thanks so much for sharing this!! Miss Mindy says HI to Madi!

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Love 'em.

    pawhugs, Max

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  8. What a beautiful chapel!!!

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  9. That really is a gorgeous chapel. So peaceful looking. Where is Bald head Island?? Thanks for showing us these pictures. Great stuff.

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  10. Charming chapel, inside and out!
    I bet there are some beautiful wedding pictures that have been taken in there!

    Raider sends his smiles and wags!

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  11. That is sure a very beautiful Church!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

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  12. Oh, it is absolutely beautiful! I imagine you would feel very close to a Higher Presence there.

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  13. Now THAT was soooooo pretty.
    Thanks for the photos of the outside AND the inside.

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  14. Very pretty!! It would make a nice house too. Love the trees all around!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addy

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  15. What a WONDERFUL church! An exquisite place to contemplate eternity.

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  16. What a beautiful church!
    Happy Sunday Madi!
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥

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  17. Just lovely....

    A surprise for Moi? Oh Madi, I can't wait!
    xoxo

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  18. Madi,

    A luverly church today! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  19. A very beautiful place and so right for a Sunday. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. What a treat for the eyes! Thanks for all the great pictures!

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  21. Wow! What a quaint church!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  22. How beautiful...I can see why it would be a destination wedding spot. Hope you have a great week!

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  23. Such a lovely little chapel!! so quaint :)

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