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.
Trinity Methodist (1878) in the Campground
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.
This counted cross stitch that I did shows twelve of the beautiful Vineyard steeples. Can you name them ? (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all.