We were excited to hear that the gorgeous stained glass windows at Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church in downtown Colorado Springs, which we’ve featured here on The Big Something in the slide show above, are now the subject of a new coffee table book by parishoners Spot Holmes, Chrys Hutka, Phyllis Kester,Marianna McJimsey, and photographer Nicole Paulson. The book will be unveiled this Sunday in the parish hall at the church. You can order the book HERE. And here’s the official announcement with complete information, including an RSVP request if you plan to attend:

The happy occasion takes place on Sunday, November 6, 2011, 3 p.m. in the parish hall. Tea and cookies will be served. A brief introduction to the book will begin at 3:15, and you are invited to walk through the church to enjoy the windows. The book’s authors and photographer will be on hand to answer questions. (The parish hall is located at Monument and North Tejon Street with the entrance on Monument Street.)

The Windows of Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is a hard-bound 9”x12”, 112 page volume which features colored photographs of each of the parish’s windows, with accompanying explanatory texts. Attention is given to persons memorialized in each window along with the donor and artist. The book includes an introduction by our rector, The Reverend Stephen Zimmerman, a brief history of the parish, a preface, biographies of the artists, a listing of the rectors dating from 1873 to the present, a bibliography of sources, and a floor plan to guide the visitor.

Books may be purchased at the celebration for $50 + $3.70 tax, by check, cash, or money order. Orders received through the mail will add an additional $8 per book for shipping and handling (www.graceststephensepiscopal.org)

We hope that you will join us. In order to plan for the refreshments, please RSVP by Thursday, November 3, to Marianna McJimsey, rmcjimsey@comcast.net

(Note: the first two images in the slide show are of a pair of stained glass windows that look a bit like Tiffany windows, but they are in fact made by Henry Landon Parkhurst.The music is the fifth movement of Cantata No. 131 by J.S. Bach, Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (Psalm 130) performed by the St. Stephen’s & Taylor Choir with Chamber Orchestra & Soloists on March 7, 2010 at the “Masterpieces for Lent” Taylor Memorial Concert at the church.With many thanks to Spot Holmes, Marianna McJimsey, Clelia DeMoraes, Organist and Choirmaster Deke Polifka, and the St. Stephen’s & Taylor Choir of Grace Church.)

 

6 Responses to New Book on the Grace-St. Stephens Stained Glass Windows

  1. Clelia deMoraes says:

    Noel,

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful piece of our heritage with the Colorado Springs community. I hope that anyone with a love of beautiful stained glass will take advantage of the opportunity on Sunday to witness these beautiful works commissioned by nationally recognized stained glass artists.

  2. Ann B Cox says:

    Thank you, KRCC, for (re-)posting this lovely slide show and reminding everyone about the book release this upcoming Sunday @ Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church!

  3. When you see the book, Nichole’s photos are stunning – a beautifully documented record of the historical windows.

  4. Nicole Paulson says:

    Thank you, KRCC, for sharing our beautiful stained glass windows, and our new book about the windows, with our community. It has been a privilege to be a part of this exciting project.

  5. Denise S says:

    Thank you all who worked on this remarkable project. Really beautiful work and much respect given to such glorious art. Thank you, thank you!!

  6. Priscilla M says:

    Thank you KRCC for this beautiful pictoral and music presentation, as well as letting the community know more of our local architectural history – another expample of KRCC’s important role in our community’s fabric.

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