VINCENNES – For hundreds of years, stained glass windows have illuminated churches, serving as decorative and informative artwork, with scenes and motifs exploring religious subjects and themes.
On October 9 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., seven historic churches in Vincennes showcase the art form during the Stained Glass Sunday open house.
Participating churches include:
- St. John’s Catholic Church, 803 Main Street
- St. James Episcopal Church, 610 Perry Street
- Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, 205 Church Street
- Bethany Presbyterian Church, 702 N. 8th Street
- First United Methodist Church, 411 N. 4th Street
- New Life Holy Cathedral, 101 N. 5th Street
- First Christian Church, 319 Broadway Street
Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks and Vincennes/Knox Preservation Foundation.
Free with RSVP. Tourgoers may visit participating churches in any order. The sites featured are mostly accessible to all (two steps must be navigated to access the main hall from a side room at St. James Episcopal Church). Tour headquarters will be at St. James Episcopal Church, 610 Perry Street.
To gain an even deeper appreciation of stained glass artistry, attend a Stained Glass Talk on October 6 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2004 N. 2nd Street, Vincennes.
Make your reservation online using the form below, by visiting StainedGlassSunday22.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534.