It is hard to believe that I photographed the exterior of this beautiful church back in 2013. It seems like yesterday. Back then I started a project where my goal was to photograph the exterior of one church in every city/town in Connecticut. The First Lutheran Church was the church I selected for the town of New Britain. Why do I bring this up 9 years later in April of 2020? Well, a couple of months ago, I paid the church a visit with a special surprise and met Nancy the office manager. My appearance to the church was unannounced and Nancy was super friendly but I could tell that she was curious as to the reason for me being there and even more so, what I was carrying in my arms! I brought with me a large framed picture of the front exterior of the church that I had taken all those years ago. The photo is one of my favorite church photos and I wanted to give one to the church as a kind gesture with no expectation of anything in return. Nancy was thrilled with the photo and assured me she would consult with the pastor to decide the perfect place to display the photo in the church. You can see the photo below.
I am fascinated by the beauty of this church! The symmetry, the gothic era architecture, the gray stonework, the contrasting colors of the red doors and blue windows. For nine years I have always wondered what the inside of the church was like. I was very excited when Nancy asked me if I'd like to take a quick tour of the interior! Within moments I found myself inside the sacred walls of the sanctuary with its glorious stained glass windows, intricate wall art, ornate sculptures and of course a majestic pipe organ. After nine years of mystery, the beauty of the church's interior did not disappoint! Nancy mentioned that she is in the process of updating the church's website so I suggested that some fresh new photos of the church would help to reinvigorate it and possibly help to bring in new members. So after about a month, I returned to the church to take some interior photos. Scroll down to see a few of them.