St. Martin Church – Piqua, Kansas

Back in early November, Harland and I got away for a day and drove around southeast Kansas. One of the places where we stopped was a lovely old church in the tiny town of Piqua, population 107 at the last census.

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Hope the door is unlocked.

It is!

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Just inside the front door tacked to a bulletin board is some info about the church and its history:

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Let’s look around inside:

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Who’s that slipping out on the last supper?

(Answer: Judas)

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Very often, the best view is from the balcony:

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A collection of old sheet music:

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A latin hymn:

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Back down the narrow balcony stairs:

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A print hanging in the vestibule of the church grounds as they looked in the 1970s. The school and gym at right were closed in 1972 and torn down in 2006.

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A last view from the cemetery:

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The church was closed as a parish in 1998, but is still lovingly maintained by volunteers and open to the public every day.

For more info about the church click HERE or HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!