Why You Should Do A Painted Church Tour When Visting Houston

Why You Should Do A Painted Church Tour When Visting Houston

Painted Church Tours In Texas

If you live in or are visiting Houston, Texas, one experience you must have is to visit one or a few of the legendary “Painted Churches” of the state.  Painted churches are historic old churches painted by German and Czech immigrants, painted in bright colors and bold patterns to celebrate their success and keep their spirits high. Better than visiting just one church is booking a tour with the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce, who have a wealth of knowledge about the area’s painted churches and will surely take you to some of the most spectacular Texas has to offer. They are also very highly rated on Trip Advisor and other review sites, which means you know your $10 fee is worth the spend.  As stained glass professionals here in Texas, we at Custom Stained Glass Houston, appreciate the preservation of historic treasures such as these! In fact, we love it so much we outlined a few of the remarkable churches below as they relate to stained glass treasures.

Stained Glass Treasures In Texas Painted Churches


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

This lovely church is Nicknamed the Pink Church and was built in 1917.  Technically it is the third church built on this site because the previous two were destroyed by natural disaster. The current stained glass windows are simple but stunning since much of the Gothic Revival-style architecture has been replaced in the re-builds.

Saints Cyril and Methodius Church (Dubina, TX)

The Saints Cyril and Methodius Church were designed by is famed architect Leo Dielmann after the first church was destroyed in a hurricane in 1909. to design the second church. Dielman’s designs 100 churches in Central Texas and it is easy to see why– the stunning stained glass in Saints Cyril and Methodius is matched by the most beautiful interior paintings, stenciling, and statues.  

St. Mary Catholic Church (High Hill, TX)

Unlike several other churches in the area, St. Mary Catholic Church in High Hill has a brick exterior with a wooden interior. This is so because church leadership encouraged communities to build churches out of brick or stone after many were destroyed by storms and fires.  St. Mary was the first church in the area designed by famed church architect Leo Dielmann. His Gothic Revival style is evident by the decorative painting used to create a “Gothic Style” on the churches ceilings and the stained glass is very characteristic of the breathtaking style as well!

Here at Custom Stained Glass Houston, we have worked on any number of churches similar to the amazing chapels above as restoration experts.  We cherish the long Texas church and stained glass history and would love to work with your church if the need is there. For more information on stained glass repair or restoration in all of Texas, contact us today!


Martin Faith is a celebrated stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. In 1991, Martin moved from Scotland to the United States and brought with him his personal collection of antique glass. After opening his own studio, he began selling items from his collection and also creating new custom stained and leaded glass windows for customers in the Houston area. Today, Custom Stained Glass Houston is one of the largest and most successful studios of its kind, specializing in stained glass repair, church stained glass restoration, and residential privacy glass. Over the past thirty years, over 50,000 windows have been produced and sold for over 12,000 customers. The company has been highlighted on top media outlets such as HGTV, the DIY Network, CBS, and NBC and has earned national recognition.

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