Top Religious Buildings Tour (Self Guided), Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has a rich religious heritage. There are numerous places of worship in the city that represent a variety of faiths, including Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and more. Take this tour to explore the beautiful cathedrals, churches and temples in Colorado Springs.
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Guide Name: Top Religious Buildings Tour
Guide Location: USA » Colorado Springs (See other walking tours in Colorado Springs)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: irenes
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Mary's Cathedral
  • First Christian Church
  • First Congregational Church
  • Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
  • All Souls Unitarian Church
  • Rocky Mountain Praise Church
  • New Covenant Church of God
  • First Baptist Church
  • Rose of Sharon Temple
  • Springs Reformed Church
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St Mary's Cathedral

1) St Mary's Cathedral (must see)

St. Mary’s Cathedral, is a Catholic cathedral located in Colorado Springs. It is the seat of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Pease and Barber designed the present church in the Gothic Revival style. The lower level of the church was completed in 1891 and the upper church was completed seven years later. The church was dedicated on December 19, 1998. The bell towers on the front of the church were added in 1902 and the spires were completed in 1907. A major redecorating project took place from 1902-1904 when the Gothic arched ceilings, six side-aisle windows and electric lights were added. A new pipe organ was placed in the church in 1916. The clerestory and apse windows were added during a renovation project from 1923-1924. The rose window on the main façade was given its current configuration in 1930.

Blessed John Paul II established the Diocese of Colorado Springs on November 10, 1983. St. Mary’s was chosen to be the cathedral of the new diocese. Bishop Richard Hanifen was installed as the diocese’s first bishop on January 30, 1984.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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First Christian Church

2) First Christian Church

First Christian Church dates back to the late 1800s. This church community seeks to help people grow spiritually. It hosts a concert series throughout the year, which features local performers. Mass is held on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and the church is open to visitors Sunday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is situated at the corner of North Cascade Avenue and East Platte Avenue.
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First Congregational Church

3) First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church is home to an open-minded community of worshippers. Congregationalism began as a doctrine in the 1600's, and its parishioners helped to found Harvard, Yale and Colorado College. First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs was established in 1874. It was designed by Henry Rutgers Marshall in the Romanesque style and was built of Wall Mountain Tuff (rhyolite). On October 31, 2002, the church was declared a Historic Site of Colorado Springs.
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Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

4) Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is a church in Colorado Springs and was founded in 1872. The current building complex was built in several stages. The original building on the site was completed in 1895 and serves as parish hall today. The tower building, which is a copy of Magdalen College at Oxford University, England, was designed by architects Frohman, Robb and Little, who also designed St. Thomas Church in New York City and of Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The building was completed in 1926.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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All Souls Unitarian Church

5) All Souls Unitarian Church

All Souls Unitarian Church was founded in 1891 and officially inaugurated in 1893. It has since been declared a Historical Site of Colorado Springs. Its founding principles include justice, equity and compassion, respect and liberty. All Souls Unitarian Church is located on North Tejon Street.
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Rocky Mountain Praise Church

6) Rocky Mountain Praise Church

Rocky Mountain Praise Church is a small church located at the junction of East Boulder Street and Platte Court Street. It is part of the Rocky Mountain Region Church of God. The church has four departments: Women's Ministries, Youth and Christian Education, Evangelism and Home Missions, and Girls Club.
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New Covenant Church of God

7) New Covenant Church of God

New Covenant Church of God was initially founded by Reverend Roland Purcell Joyner in 1992 in Manitou Springs, a small town located near Colorado Springs. Two years later, the pastor held his first official service in Colorado Springs in a new building situated in the heart of the city. The church is registered as a historical landmark. It has two levels (7,500 square feet) and can accommodate 400 people.
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First Baptist Church

8) First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is an amazing edifice from an architectural point of view. It combines both old and modern aspects of design. This impressive building is made of red brick. It has two floors, several entrances and two tall towers. The large central window is the focal point of the church's exterior.
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Rose of Sharon Temple

9) Rose of Sharon Temple

Rose of Sharon Temple is a white edifice with large painted windows. It is easily recognizable by the massive white crucifix on its roof. The temple has a simple, elegant interior. Come here to enjoy a moment of peace and reflection.
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Springs Reformed Church

10) Springs Reformed Church

Springs Reformed Church is part of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. The church initially consisted of several couples and individuals who met in the home of Bob and Ruth Mann. In 1992, the growing congregation moved into the current Springs Reformed Church building. After a long period remodeling and restoration, the church opened its doors to parishioners.

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