St John’s Episcopal Church – Troy

156 First Street (at corner of 1st and Liberty St)

St John’s Episcopal

In 1830, a small group of parishioners who were disenchanted with the “high church” atmosphere of the Troy and Lansingburgh Episcopal churches, broke off and formed St. John’s Episcopal Church. Rev. John A. Hicks became its minister in 1831. At first, the congregation purchased the old St. Paul’s church before the present St. John’s building was built in 1853 at First and Liberty Streets.

Located at the corner of Liberty and First Streets in downtown Troy, St. John’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church was built of brown Connecticut stone in an English Gothic style. The nave can seat 450. In addition to the nave, the church building contains a narthex, a chime tower, sacristy, and a chancel with a handsome marble altar backed by carved stone reredos, and a chapel.                                  

 Its remarkable brownstone steeple, one of only a few left standing in the country, houses a splendid Meneely 11-bell chime and its Tiffany and other stained glass windows are amazing treasures to behold. Of particular interest is the window “Vision of the Holy City” a masterpiece created and built by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The “Vision” is five lancets, the largest over 24 feet high. It was completely restored over a three-year period and was reinstalled in December 2000.

St John’s Episcopal Church Troy

St John Episcopal Troy

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1 Alden, George M. World War I Plaque Vestry Memorial Plaque Listing 33 Names including: George M. Alden St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
2 Babcock, Julia Louise Bell 8 of the 11 Bell Chimes Bell Tower Bell 8 of the 11 Bell Chimes Donated By – Julia Louise Babcock St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
3 Barrow, Douglas L. Altar Frontal Small Plaque On Altar Frontal Given by his Family and Friends – In Memory of Douglas L. Barrow –        1914-1993 – Warden, Vestry and Faithful Member St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
4 Bartow, Constance St. John’s Memorial Garden Names in Book in Glass and Wood Case – Front St. John’s Memorial Garden – In Memoriam: Margaret Thieringerby Edward Grogan, Dr. David E. Hunnby his loving family, Constance Bartow by Betty, Bob, Anne and David Houston, Katherine Schupp, Eleanor Fadely, Jean Carey, Anne Mudd, Martha Leckonby, Arthur St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
5 Bartow, Douglas L. St. John’s Parish House Plaque In Hallway By Office St. John’s Parish House – Erected 1959 – Vestry: Chester F. Millhouse, Paul R. Jones, Douglas L. Bartow, William E. Bode, W. Donald Coleman, George H. B. Fryne, Edward H. Freeman, William E. Gibson, William R. Harrison, Elmer A. Hempstead, Edward A. Lory, St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
6 Bills, Alfonso Chancel Rail Chancel East Give by Mrs. Charlotte H. Knight and her son Bills Knight – In Memory of Alfonso Bills St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
7 Bode, Nolte Greisen Small Tables (2) Back In Memory of                  Nolte Greisen Bode –      1911-1983 St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
8 Bode, William E. St. John’s Parish House Plaque In Hallway By Office St. John’s Parish House – Erected 1959 – Vestry: Chester F. Millhouse, Paul R. Jones, Douglas L. Bartow, William E. Bode, W. Donald Coleman, George H. B. Fryne, Edward H. Freeman, William E. Gibson, William R. Harrison, Elmer A. Hempstead, Edward A. Lory, St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
9 Bolton, Richard. E. St. John’s Parish House Plaque In Hallway By Office St. John’s Parish House – Erected 1959 – Vestry: Chester F. Millhouse, Paul R. Jones, Douglas L. Bartow, William E. Bode, W. Donald Coleman, George H. B. Fryne, Edward H. Freeman, William E. Gibson, William R. Harrison, Elmer A. Hempstead, Edward A. Lory, St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
10 Bowerman, Arden St. John’s Memorial Garden Names in Book in Glass and Wood Case – Front St. John’s Memorial Garden – In Memoriam: Margaret Thieringerby Edward Grogan, Dr. David E. Hunnby his loving family, Constance Bartow by Betty, Bob, Anne and David Houston, Katherine Schupp, Eleanor Fadely, Jean Carey, Anne Mudd, Martha Leckonby, Arthur St. John’s Episcopal, Troy Open
 NAME MEMORIAL LOCATION INSCRIPTION CHURCH STATUS

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