Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steeple Sunday #27: Westminster Presbyterian

In 1917 the First Church pastor encouraged members of the Vanguard Sunday School Class to organized the First Church School. It met every Sunday afternoon in the County Home which was located just 2 blocks away from what would eventually be Westminister Presbyterian Church.
The Vanguard Class purchased 40 acres of land in what was known as Vanguard Park.
In 1923, a church was organized form First Church with 33 charter members and was named
North Vanguard Presbyterian Church.

Today's steeple, Westminster Presbyterian and the N. Raleigh Presbyterian Church (#23) steeple posted on August 15, 2010.
I found N. Raleigh Presbyterian's beautiful white steeple to be very intriguing. It was on the roof of the church and seemed to be endless in it height reaching towards the beautiful blue skies.
Westminster's steeple is exactly the same design as N. Raleigh Presbyterian. However, Westminster's steeple is a stand alone steeple beside the church. Unfortunately, the day I took these pictures it was very cloudy...I have decided no more steeple pictures on a cloudy day. The pictures don't do the church is a very pretty church.

The steeple on the church building is quite small but very pretty...
The stained glassed windows are beautiful in person. I especially love the lighter border framing them.


  1. Love the pretty stained glass windows...Happy Sunday, sweet Madi...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  2. That's different, a stand alone steeple, and that stained glass does look nice, thanks for the post.
    See Yea George xxx

  3. I have never seen a stand alone steeple before. That's really different.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  4. I always love to see the church steeples in my view as I walk, or drive around town..there is just something so very calming and yet, stately, about them. And this is no different!!! Seeing your post about the church...just awe inspiring!!

  5. So many outstanding churches in Raleigh!
    Beautiful stain glass must have kept the glass makers busy!
    Thanks for sharing them!

  6. Stained glass windows, so pretty.

    Thanks for the interesting post there Steeple Chaser.

  7. Madi,
    Happy Sunday my furiend!
    Dose windows on dat church is beootifuls.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  8. I don't believe I have ever seen a stand alone steeple either. Very nice!

  9. What a nice stately building, it looks restful even from the outside. And the windows! You know I'm a sucker for windows...thanks!

  10. The windows are beautiful. We have never seen a stand alone steeple before either.

  11. Beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  12. Very interesting! I LOVE the windows too! Thank you for sharing all of the steeple posts! You do such a great job.

  13. Love Red Brick love the history

  14. How lovely! And we really like the stained glass windows!!

  15. What a neat church and steeple. Very unique. Thanks for sharing Madi


  16. I really like the old style brick work, it reminds me of a lot of the churches in the town where I grew up. That is a really interesting steeple, it seems to almost touch the sky. Even on a cloudy day this is a beautiful church.

    Have a great week.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou

  17. Very pretty. I grew up as Presbyterian and we had gorgeous stained glass windows!


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