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Stunning Christian Architecture

This lovely church was an unexpected treat. Built in the shape of a fish, with slate “scales” on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue L
Ashford, Connecticut
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Unique and Absolutely Beautiful!

I am so glad that we came to see this most unusual church. It is shaped like a fish (symbol of... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
St. Louis, MO
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1101 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06905-5308
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lovely church was an unexpected treat. Built in the shape of a fish, with slate “scales” on the outside where there is no stained glass, the church invites you into a contemporary feel of a cathedral. The Church was built on 7 acres and...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I am so glad that we came to see this most unusual church. It is shaped like a fish (symbol of Christianity), but when you are inside the church. the stain glass windows are spectacular! I wish we could have been here when Sunday Services...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I do photography as a hubby and always looking for something to photograph. Found Fist Presbyterian Church at Bedford St. Stamford Ct. and went to photograph it with my friends. It’s beautifully designed and architecturally is gorgeous!

Thank Angelica K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I came here in the days post 9/11 looking for a sense of community and comfort. I get that this place is supposed to be a fish, but I always thought it looked like a spaceship. The people were welcoming and kind and the building...More

2  Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This church, shaped like a fish (the symbol of Christianity) is one of the most unique architectural attraction of the US. It represents an artistic use of reinforced concrete and has been featured in many catalogues of the period. The stained glass windows make it...More

1  Thank Inna K
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A must see! Often called the Fish Church this magnificent structure of raw concrete reaching up to the sky and stained glass that takes your eye up to the roof line is spectacular. Designed by the architect who did Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, & the...More

1  Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a quick visit after Sunday morning services. We were lucky to bump into the music director who gave us a brief tour and told us about the history and design of the building. The colors of the glass and the cavernous...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a masterpiece of modern architect by Wallace K Harrison. It looks like a lumpy gray thing on the outside, but inside it is staggeringly beautiful on a sunny day. He used a french technique to cast heavy pcs of stained glass directly into...More

Thank redbird33
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The view is stunning. I went to the father's day service. They had a guest organist who could jam. The small choir was beautiful and again the organist was amazing. If the service was just the organist jamming, I would have given money in the...More

Thank Grant I
Reviewed 23 May 2017

While this church was built back in the late 1950s, it continues to dazzle the eye and bring you to a stand still when you enter it and see the walls of french stained glass. On a sunny morning or afternoon, it radiates and glows....More

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Dana Y
9 January 2017|
Response from Christina M | Reviewed this property |
It should beopen but stop by the office first.
Angelica K
23 October 2016|
Response from Inna K | Reviewed this property |
If it is open ( usually on Sundays after the service) you can walk in and photograph. It is beautiful and I truly unique - you will make awesome pictures.