St. John’s Episcopal Church, North Guilford, Connecticut

Desiring a place of worship more unified with the Church of England’s traditions, a dissident group of mainly lumbermen broke away from the North Guilford Congregational Church in Connecticut to form St. John’s Episcopal Church in 1747. A testament to the sentiment that time mends all wounds, 75 years later, the North Guilford Congregational Church donated the adjacent land where the parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church now assembles. Built in 1812, the reserved structure epitomizes early New England church architecture with its simple white exterior and prominent, central steeple. The neutral interior palette evokes notions of purity and stability, personifying its noble yet modest existence for more than two and half centuries.

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