HOLY APOSTLES EPISCOPAL CHURCH PHOTOS
SPRING 2022: 67
Long accustomed to finding inventive —
and inexpensive — ways to circumvent
problems, the congregation developed
a DIY formula for bringing stained glass
back to the church without incurring too
Charter member Carleton Emery enlisted
the help of his son, stained glass master
John Emery of Preston Studios in
“He came over here and we taught him
the basics of how to score and cut glass,”
John Emery said. “Dad got himself a little
shed behind his house and that was where
he worked producing those windows. He
discovered the process of using glue and
grout on his own and thought it state of
the art. It was the fashionable new age
technique of the moment.”
The elder Emery also gave his fellow
parishioners a crash course on the
“My father was John and he worked on the
stained glass for St. John,” Wichmann said.
One parishioner designed the 11
windows, one for each apostle. Another
parishioner created the templates.
Wichmann herself was one of the gluers
who affixed the pieces of colored glass to
The labor of love took 10 years to complete.
Popular with houses and small churches
in the late 19th century, the Carpenter
Gothic, or Rural Gothic style of Holy >>
Built in Fort Pierce in 1902, Holy Apostles Episcopal Church was designed in classic Carpenter Gothic style.
Hurricanes have come and gone without
harming Holy Apostles, except for shingles lost
during the back-to-back storms of 2004.