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Vineyard Steeples …

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Martha’s Vineyard has an abundance of beautiful steeples.  This counted cross stitch that I did shows twelve of them.

The Vineyard has about 20 houses of worship ranging from Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Unitarian, Christian Science, and the MV Hebrew Center to name a few.

The Tabernacle in the Campground (1870) in Oak Bluffs… one of my favorites.

Below is Trinity Episcopal (1878) in the Campground… before and after renovations.

Old Whaling Church – Edgartown (1843)

The Federated Church – Edgartown ((1828)

St Andrew’s Episcopal – Edgartown

Union Chapel – Oak Bluffs (1871)

Our Lady Star of the Sea – Oak Bluffs (1919)

Trinity Episcopal – Oak Bluffs.  All houses of worship are beautiful but some have a more perfect setting than others.  Trinity Episcopal sits on the edge of Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs… from the altar you can look directly at the ocean… it is breathtaking.  As a little girl I would accompany my god-mother and her sister-in-law here on Saturday’s when they’d spruce up the church for Sunday service.  My job was to dust the pews.  I was told this was a very important job and I took it very seriously.  It was boring though so I decided to make it fun  by sliding on my stomach across each row.  I guess I did a good job as they always rewarded me with a ride on the Flying Horses or an ice cream cone.






Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

One thought on “Vineyard Steeples …

  1. The cobbled stone tower of the Vineyard Haven Methodist Church I used to think of as a castle turret. It just fascinated me. I always wanted to go up in the belfry. I had a girlfriend who was Methodist and I went to churchwith her a few times, trying to drum up the courage to talk her preacher into letting me do that. The second time I was really REALLY all ready to ask him and when he looked at me, he was so stern he scared me so much I forgot to ask him. I just KNEW he already knew what I was going to say and would holler out a big, loud NO. After that, I never dared ask . . . .but I’d still like to.

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