Tiny Churches

If you can’t find sanctuary in your own tiny house, how about in a tiny church? As we get closer to the holidays we can celebrate the many different ways that people worship, and some of them worship in tiny little churches or chapels that can only hold about a dozen attendees. Many of these miniscule churches and chapels are famous just for their size and have been included in several websites including Roadside America.

Church in Bitterroot Valley, MT

Church in Bitterroot Valley, MT

A few of these churches were built small because of a lack of construction funds, and some because of a lack of space or land. Whatever the reason, these tiny little treasures might really prove that God is in the details.

St. Judes Chapel of Hope, NC. Courtesy of docjen27.

St. Jude's Chapel of Hope, NC. Courtesy of docjen27.

Chapel of the Holy Dove, AZ. Courtesy of Joe Orman.

Chapel of the Holy Dove, AZ. Courtesy of Joe Orman.

Cross Island Chapel, NY. Courtesy of Flickr.

Cross Island Chapel, NY. Courtesy of Flickr.

Tiny church in the Dolomites of northern Italy.

Tiny church in the Dolomites of northern Italy.

St. Peter's Catholic Church on the Big Island, Hawaii.

St. Peter's Catholic Church on the Big Island, Hawaii. Courtesy of HawaiiWeb.com.

Tiny Church on Sifnos Island, Greece.

Tiny Church on Sifnos Island, Greece.

Traveler's Chapel, Conway, SC. Courtesy of JacobK.

Traveler's Chapel, Conway, SC. Courtesy of JacobK.

Wildwood Chapel, Marblemount, WA. Courtesy of Day4Plus.

Wildwood Chapel, Marblemount, WA. Courtesy of Day4Plus.

Church in Minter Gardens, BC, Canada

Church in Minter Gardens, BC, Canada. Courtesy of Pat and Lee.

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Kim - October 19, 2009 Reply

I’ve got to throw in a link to my favorite tiny church. It’s privately owned and a real treasure.

St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

http://www.stcatherinesatbellgable.com/

Christina Nellemann - October 19, 2009 Reply

Thank you, Kim. What a charming little church!

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell - October 20, 2009 Reply

These tiny little churches seem so much more cozy than those big mega-churches in so many cities now.

Little House - October 20, 2009 Reply

These churches are great. I especially like St. Jude’s church, it’s beautifully crafted. What solitude and privacy one must have when they visit.

-Little House

Randy - October 20, 2009 Reply

It is a breath of fresh air to see you folks include tiny churches on this site. So many people shy away from religion today for fear of being politically incorrect. It is so wonderful to see you guys include religion – however one finds it – on this site!

John - October 25, 2009 Reply

Lovely collection – try this one from Lake Tekapo in New Zeland

John - October 25, 2009 Reply

Lovely collection – try this one from Lake Tekapo in New Zealand: http://www.redbubble.com/people/danielattema/art/97312-11-church-of-the-good-shepherd

Corey - July 18, 2011 Reply

Here’s the website for another tiny church, the Little White Church of Elbe, WA:

http://www.elbehistoricchurch.com/

Amy L - August 27, 2011 Reply

Oh my goodness! How adorable 🙂

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J Hutter - March 15, 2014 Reply

St Mary’s Church in Stevensville MT is the oldest church in the state as Stevensville is the oldest European settlement dating from 1849

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