The frescoes at this church & the one in Glendale Springs (nearby) are worth taking the time to visit. Visitors are welcome & it is like stepping back in time.
If you like what you see at St. Mary's, then locate Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 120 Glendale School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694. This church too has a Fresco painting with an audio recording. This church is just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near one of the Trading Posts which has spectacular views and is just a short... More
This small church in West Jefferson, NC, is a wonderful stop to see the three beautiful frescoes and to pause for quite solitude. A short audio program describes the three frescoes which artist Ben Long painted: "Mary Great with Child" (1974); "John the Baptist" (1975); and the largest fresco, "The Mystery of Faith" (1977). Within the church, you are also... More
For over 30 years, anytime I am in the West Jefferson / Ashe County, NC area, I've dropped in on this quaint little church, specifically to experience the Ben Long 1977 fresco painting: The Mystery of the Faith. There are two other smaller Ben Long fresco paintings on display, Mary Great with Child and John the Baptist --- but it... More
Beautiful little church. Amazing frescoes. It's one of the stops on the Ben Long frescoe trail. Don't miss it!
It's quiant, warm and friendly. The people who are members treat you like an old friend, no matter how often you go or don't go
Beautiful stained glass windows and wonderful frescoes. We happened to be there when the docent was present. The church is always open.
My wife is an artist, and we had heard about an artist who had painted frescoes inside several churches in this region. Don't be surprised by the small size of the church, as inside are three amazing frescoes. They also have a wonderfully produced audio that describes everything about each of the frescoes.
This is a historic part of the West Jefferson community. We have a small, active church that is fully committed to community service, to one another and the Episcopal Church. St Mary's is home to 3 of the frescoes done by Ben Long. The other fresco is at Holy Trinity at Glendale Springs. The congregation alternates months attending service between... More
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