Many people know Kansas City for its world class barbeque, Jazz, and World War I museums. But what many people don’t realize is that Kansas City is also home to some of the most beautiful religious artwork in the world. The church stained glass windows in Kansas City parishes, cathedrals, and mausoleums are truly a sight to behold.
Our 5 Favorite Church Stained Glass Windows in Kansas City
If you love stained glass, you’ve got to check out Kansas City’s churches. To give you just a bit of an idea of what we’re talking about, we put together this list of our five favorite church stained glass windows in the Kansas City metro area.
1. The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood
The stained glass window in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood is 37 feet high and almost 100 feet across. Titled the Resurrection Window, this impressive piece of art is made up of 160 individual stained glass panels and is the birth child of Judson Studies in Los Angeles.
2. Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City
Church members at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City purchased these stained glass windows as a memorial gift. They were designed by artist Charles K. Connick and are considered one of Kansas City’s most treasured gems.
3. The Holy Family Mausoleum in Kansas City
The stained glass windows in the Holy Family Mausoleum portray moving scenes from the lives of Mary, Jesus, and Joseph. The windows were designed by the Conrad Pickel Studio, the head of which is Paul Pickel, former president of the Stained Glass Association of America.
4. Our Lady of Good Counsel
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a 100 year old parish based in the heart of Kansas City. The north and south facing walls of the church each feature five beautifully crafted stained glass windows. The subject of the windows is the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
5. St Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s is an Episcopal church that’s been around in Kansas City since the 1840’s. The stained glass windows were added to the church in the 1920’s and were completed by the St. Louis firm of Jacoby Art Glass, Powell & Sons Whitefriars Glassworks, and Willet Studio of Philadelphia.