There are some really beautiful sights to see on Jekyll Island and on our recent trip to the Georgia island we discovered quite a few that were pretty spectacular. Topping the list was Faith Chapel.
Faith Chapel is a historic chapel on Old Plantation Road in Jekyll Island, Georgia. It was built in 1904. It was used as a non-denominational chapel until 1942.
The state of Georgia purchased it along with Jekyll Island in 1947. It is currently managed by the Jekyll Island State Park Authority and was opened to the public in 1970.
It has a wood “A” frame and a brick foundation. The interior and exterior walls are shingled, with gargoyles that are replicas of the ones at The Notre Dame chapel.
Faith Chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and it is open to the public daily.
We visited in the morning during the mediation time — there is no entrance fee at that time but it is a quiet time for exactly that- meditation. Later hours charge an admission fee and I imagine there is a small tour with historical information that is offered at that time.
Two magnificent stained glass windows grace the chapel. One is “David’s Window” which was made by Louis Comfort Tiffany and can be seen at the back of the chapel.
The other is “The Adoration of the Christ Child” by Maitland Armstrong and his daughter, Helen Maitland Armstrong which is the front of the chapel behind the altar.
The entrance to the chapel has some beautiful flowers adorning the planters and it was just a very peaceful and serene setting on a beautiful day. The Faith Chapel is definitely a must see when on Jekyll Island.
For more information about tours and times please click here.
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Thank you for the beautiful start to my day!
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 💕
Beautiful. Landscape and church. Any time I can get inside a church, I will enter. I always find art, history, beauty and peace therein.
We were there in 2000 but did not get to check everything out. We were going down the coast to Jacksonville, FL. I would love to go back with time to spend there. Our oldest Grandson lives in Atlantic GA, so we hope to being going back soon. Thanks so much for sharing.