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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Steeple (less) Sunday # 30: Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian

Mom and Dad went to Cary, NC (about 15 miles from home) to have lunch with
Dad's brother and and sister in law on November 13, 2010.  Thank goodness they had the camera with them. They found a beautiful church just around the corner from the cafe.
It was an absolutely beautiful weekend in North Carolina on November 13 and 14.

 Look at the glorious blue sky!!!!  Yes it was REALLY that color.
What a lovely Presbyterian Church.  It sits on a slight hill at the entrance to a residential area.
There is no steeple but it is a beautiful church.
Kirk of Kildaire was organized in 1979.  
Kirk can mean 'church' in general or the Church of Scotland in particular.
The Kirk is an informal name for Church of Scotland, the country's national Church
The Kirk of Scotland was in official use as the name of the Church of Scotland until the 17th century.
 The windows around the church are very unique and quite pretty.
Kirk of Kildaire has very little history of the church on their website, which states it is a private company categorized under the Presbyterian Church.
It sits up on a slight hill but this portion of the church was very tall.
Mom really liked this shot of the red maple against the light brick and gorgeous sky.

 Taken from across the parking looking down the side of the church.  As you can see, it goes back some distance and has a very interesting roof line.
Side view of a wall of very unusual windows.


  1. It is a lovely church and it looks like a very large one. That blue sky is breathtaking, what a gorgeous day it must have been. I love the reflection of the sky you caught in the window.

    Have a wonderful Sunday, hopefully one with beautiful weather.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou

  2. PS, I almost forgot.
    It's good to know I'm not the only one who checks out Alaska web cams, I have several I look. I also periodically read The Anchorage Daily News and sometimes the Miner.

  3. Beautiful Blue sky and as always Love the Brick :)

  4. Such lovely church!
    We learn new things everyday!
    Thanks for the lesson on "Kirk"!

  5. Such a beautiful blue sky. I was going to ask about the name but you answered for me. It is interesting that the Scottish for church- Kirk is closer to the Icelandic (Kirkja) and Norwegian (Kirke) than it is to the English word.

  6. That is a very pretty Church. And I luved learning abouts "Kirk" and the Church of Scotland!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. What a gorgeous color for the sky, it really sets off the beautiful lines of the church!

    How very interesting! I never knew that about Scotland and both of my great grandmothers were from there!

    Thank you for sharing this part of NC with us!
    Hugs, Kathy

  8. Love the name fur that church, like da name of a church in a fairytale!

    and my momma is very jealous of your beautiful "Carolina Blue" sky!!!


  9. What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing!


  10. Wonderful photos!! Happy Sunday Madi and Mom!!

  11. Oh, how interesting. I love how they named that church and it's a lovely building.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  12. You taught me something new today.."Kirk"...

  13. Hi, beautiful Madi, we loved yesterday's post when you made up the bed=you did a purrfect job, sweetie!...Happy Sunday, lovely friend...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  14. Wow! Impressive and LARGE! I love the windows. It always pays to take a camera!

  15. Hi Madi - just wanted to let you know that part two of our X-Paws will post tomorrow (think I originally told you tuesday).

    Your pal, Pip

  16. Hi Madi and Mom!! Love the post!!!

    Hope all is well with you guys.. our oldest got his acceptance to UNT a few weeks ago.. we are thrilled!! Been busy but hoping to take a break this week :)

    Licks from Olive and Hugs from Stephanie

  17. That's a big church! So pretty against that gorgeous blue sky!!

  18. Glad your mom had her camera to take those pawesome pictures!
    It is beautiful!
    Happy sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. It is a very pretty church. Glad they had a beautiful weekend to go visiting.

  20. Not usually a fan of modern architecture for churches -- I'm a traditionalist at heart, I guess -- but that really is lovely, and t works wonderfully within the setting. It seems very serene and orderly, which is what you want in a place of contemplation, I think. Thanks for sharing.
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