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Classic Tiffany windows at Shelburne church

In view of the Shelburne Museum's new exhibit, "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Nature by Design," Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne is offering tours of the sanctuary, which features classic Tiffany windows.

The church is open for worship on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. For those who cannot come them, there will be volunteer tour guides available from 2:30-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 17, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, except for Aug. 15, 22, 29, and Sept. 19.

On July 18 and Oct. 3, a guide will be available from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.. However, this schedule may change, in the event of additional weddings, or of funeral arrangements.

All of the windows in the sanctuary at Trinity Church come from Tiffany studios, including six memorial windows featuring saints and angels. These show less of the "Nature by Design" elements of Tiffany's glass art and more of the human-figure elements, such as folding glass that accentuates drapery in robes, and opalescent streaks and ripples accentuating dove and angel wings.

Trinity Episcopal Church is the little redstone neo-gothic church with porte-cochere and bell tower in Shelburne village located on the east side of Route 7, south of the intersection with Webster Road and north of the intersection with Falls and Harbor roads.

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