Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Unitarian Church

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #349?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This banner style weathervane has a cut out of the "flaming chalice" symbol.  It is located on the Unitarian Church in Walpole, New Hampshire.  The steeple on this church was recently renovated, according to the church website.  This congregation was gathered in 1761. This building dates from about 1922 when the previous church collapsed under a large snow load after a blizzard on 19 February 1920.

This church has the flaming chalice on their weathervane and their sign out in front of their building.  This is a symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition.  This symbol for the Unitarians was adopted around the time of World War II.  Although this banner style weathervane looks old, I think that the weathervane might not date back to the 1920s when the church was rebuilt, but it might be newer than that.

Walpole Unitarian Church website:

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Unitarian Church", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 7, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).

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