Immanuel Episcopal Church is on almost seven acres of land on a hill above the main square of the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont. The property includes the Church with its attached Parish House (Offices, Chapel/Conference Room, Library, and Community Closet thrift store) and the Retreat House.
Immanuel Episcopal Church is a treasure designed by one of Amercia's best-known Gothic revival architects, Richard Upjohn. The wheel-chair accessible building is a perfect example of the French country Gothic style of about the 14th century. The church was completed in 1867.
The Church Sanctuary seats up to 200 people. The sanctuary's excellent acoustics have been noted by musicians and audiences alike and has been the space for Stone Church Arts concerts since 2004. It is home to a nine foot Steinway concert grand piano.
The Chapel in the main church building provides is a more intimate setting for concerts and a spiritually oriented space for group work. The Chapel holds up to 65 people for a theater style concert, 20 in a circle or 10-12 around a conference table. It is furnished with comfortable chairs, An LCD projector along with speakers and a large projection screen are available.
The Undercroft, also part of the church building, has a professional kitchen as well as a dining room that can serve up to 100 people for a sit-down meal.
The Retreat House was built in 1847 for the sum of $1,000. It sleeps ten. There is also a living room with adjoining dining room, and a spacious kitchen. There are three and a half bathrooms including a handicapped accessible bathroom on the first floor.
Currier Hall provides space for day use such as workshops, meetings, classes, conferences, and retreats. Downstairs, there is the main meeting room and the Schattner Library as well as dining space for 20 people. There is a small kitchen off the dining room. Upstairs there are four bedrooms which, when eventually fully renovated, will add five beds to the residential guest accommodations available in the Retreat House.
In our three buildings, we can:
sleep up to 14 people,
accommodate up to 200 people in a performance/ lecture/worship space,
cater meals for up to 100 people in the Church Undercroft but also cater for residential guests in the Retreat House and Currier Hall, and
therefore be flexible enough to accommodate smaller groups of 5-14 people in a residential setting and up to 100 people for a conference with catered meals. We can cater meals for groups of 5-100 people.
The Church, Chapel, Retreat House and Currier Hall are all handicap accessible.