Church of the Week: College Hill Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

I had the honor and joy last Saturday of officiating a wedding at College Hill Presbyterian Church, in Cincinnati.
The lovely Robin and I have worshiped in this church (mostly in the 80s) and attended several weddings there over the years, but this was the first wedding I officiated there, if memory serves. And it could not have been a more beautiful wedding.
The church dates to April, 1853, when thirty-three people formed the congregation. The oldest part of the church today--the sanctuary--was dedicated on January 4, 1953. I took the photo above on Friday, before the wedding rehearsal.
I also took photos of the six stained glass windows in the ambulatories flanking the sanctuary. They (and windows in the balcony, which I never entered) are memorials given at the time of a 1951 remodeling of the church. They depict six parables of Jesus: the Pharisee and the Publican, the Good Samaritan, the Net of Fishes, the Vineyard, the Sower, and the Lost Sheep.

College Hill Presbyterian is located at 5742 Hamilton Avenue (just south of North Bend Road) in the Cincinnati community of College Hill. It is a beautiful church building that serves an active congregation and community.

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