Methodist Church Northampton

I was in a large park in Northampton (there are multiple) and the group I was with decided to head over to a Methodist Church as one of the people was an organist and wanted to practice.  Not having anything particularly interesting to do I followed to have a look.  The place has been around for over a century, perhaps more as far as I could tell.

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You can see by the outside of the building and architecture that the place has been around quite a while but despite this is quite well maintained.  The grounds are manicured and as seem to be the norm a graveyard was part of the landscape and was also well maintained.  I searched for someone famous but came up empty handed. So, on in we went.

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

We came up on the park side and a door was open so we went inside and asked to see the place.  The individual who is an organist somewhere asked permission to play and while the others listened to him I wandered around the place and took pictures.  Apparently there was some unique aspect to the organ that brought us to this church but I don’t recall what it was.  Seems it was something about the manufacturer or quality of sound perhaps.

 

There was a tremendous amount of woodwork throughout the whole building and it appeared to be hand crafted.  The woodwork on the walls, dias, podium, seating, balcony all full of intricately crafted items. It is also well maintained as all the wood appeared to have been recently polished.

 

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

methodist church northampton

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As you can tell by the photos there were an appropriate amount of candles, and large windows with cut ornamental glass that still allowed the place to be illuminated quite well.

I climbed up on the balcony to shoot a couple photos and you can see how big the place is and the layout somewhat.  I also wandered into the side rooms where it appears smaller services perhaps are held.

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