Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Santa Fe

Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Santa Fe

Church of the Holy Faith is an historic Episcopal church. The parish was established in 1863 and is the oldest Episcopal church in New Mexico. In its early days, many of the church members were the Anglo soldiers and officers garrisoned in Santa Fe during the American Civil War.

The first church building was completed in 1882 in a style known as "folk gothic" which resembles the architecture of many English cathedrals and parish churches dating from the simplified style of the 13th century. The building was also one of the first dressed-stone buildings in Santa Fe at the time.

In the 20th century, the church's physical footprint grew under two projects led by Santa Fe architect and parishioner John Gaw Meem whose Pueblo Revival architecture became known as “Santa Fe style". Meem designed the church's adjacent parish house, now known as Palen Hall, which was completed in 1926. Towards the end of his career, Meem expanded the sanctuary, adding a chancel and choir in 1953.

What you see today is a simple gothic structure with a clear Santa Fe flavor. Go visit it if you are in the neighborhood.

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Sight Name: Holy Faith Episcopal Church
Sight Location: Santa Fe, USA (See walking tours in Santa Fe)
Sight Type: Religious
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