2018 December - Bill J Boyd Photography

Church Christmas Ornament

12-10-2018....St David's Episcopal Church in Austin had its first service in 1854. It is the oldest Episcopal Church west of the Mississippi River.

For the last several years the church has made and sold Christmas ornaments from a photo of their stained glass windows.

There are 20 stained-glass windows in the church, dating from 1876 to 1969. Eleven are more than 100 years old. Many are simply magnificent. Be sure to visit while the sun is shining if you want to see them at their best. The Italian-marble altar dates from 1900 with many other chairs, credence, choir stalls, etc. dating from the 1880s. The pulpit dates from 1869.