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stpatricksIn preparation for tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would post a view of St. Patrick’s Church in Parnell Township, Kent County.

Scattered throughout the Michigan countryside there are many older country churches, but not many with the beauty and character of St. Patrick’s. Founded in 1844, the church is located on the corner of Parnell and Five Mile Road.

When approaching the village of Parnell, one can’t help but notice the 160? tall and stately steeple on this historic church.

The beauty of the stained glass windows and the abundance of wood is unmatched by the churches built today.

Outside on a large rock a brass plaque reads “With respect for the past, Commitment to the present and a belief in the future of our Christian faith”

Read about the History of St Patricks.

Written by Dave.