First Presbyterian ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 525 N Broadway Wichita, KS 67214, 67214, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Community And Government, Religious, Churches
The First Presbyterian Church is the first church of the city and even though the current buildings is not the original one, this church has a history of more than 100 years. In 1870, Reverend Timothy Hill sent Reverend Wilberforce K. Boggs to Wichita to establish the Presbyterian church and on march 13, the first church was arranged in a military dugout area located in the SE of Jackson and Twelfth streets. As the church grew, the building was reconstructed and in 1896. Soon, it became the 23rd largest Presbyterian church in the country. Over time, the church introduced schools and church sermons for women and in the early 1940’s, women of the church became an underrated yet significant part of the war. They would staff the war bonds booth at Hinkle’s Department Store.
Along with the story and history of the church , the architecture of the church is what make it special. The grand altar pieces consist of a wooden design with a cross that is placed centrally. On performance nights, you will often see locals come here with lit up candles (a beautiful scene on its own) with the choir singing and the visitors joining in. The design of the church is grand to say the least, with a central dome and one-of-a-kind Tiffany stained glass windows that are brilliantly illuminated by natural light during the day.
First Presbyterian Church Hours
- 8:30 amWorship (Chapel)
- 9:15 am: Coffee Fellowship (The Well)
- 10:45 am: Worship (Sanctuary)
How to Reach First Presbyterian Church
- By Bus: Broadway And Elm Ob
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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