Visit the Fish 2018

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford (aka The Fish Church)

1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT
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Architect Wallace K. Harrison asked, “have you ever thought what it would be like to live inside a giant sapphire?" With more than 20,000 pieces of glass in 86 hues, the dalle de verre of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford achieves his goal of creating a building with “soaring space and jeweled light”. The acoustics of the sanctuary drove the form of the building, which resembles a fish because this building to be nicknamed The Fish Church. Docent-led tours will introduce the visitors to the unique sanctuary, the magnificent Visser Rowland organ and the 56 Bell carillon. The superior acoustics will be demonstrated by James Wetherald, retired Minister of Music.

The carillon will be played throughout the day; tours of the carillon are available, but space is limited.

Come celebrate the 60th anniversary of the sanctuary and the 50th anniversary of the carillon.


This event is sponsored by Highland Green Foundation.

Interior photograph by Robert Gregson; aerial photograph by Parker Gyokeres.


Cost: Free

No registration needed


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