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Church of the Good Shepherd (Maitland, Florida)

The Church of the Good Shepherd built in 1880 is an historic Episcopal church located at 331 Lake Avenue in Maitland, Orange County, Florida. Designed by renowned New York architect Charles C. Haight in the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture, it was built largely through the efforts of the Right Reverend Henry Benjamin Whipple, the first bishop of Minnesota, who began wintering in Maitland in the 1870s. Its board and batten exterior walls and lancet windows are typical of Carpenter Gothic architecture, but its belfry centered over the altar area is unusual. The church was consecrated on March 17, 1883, and Bishop Whipple conducted regular services there each winter for the rest of his life. In 1967, a new modern church designed by Nils M. Schweizer was built to complement the original structure, which since then has served as a chapel. On March 28, 2011, the 1880 church was added to the National Register of Historic Places. [2][3]

Church of the Good Shepherd
Maitland FL Good Shepherd Church01.jpg
Location331 Lake Ave, Maitland, Florida
ArchitectCharles C. Haight
Architectural styleCarpenter Gothic
NRHP reference #11000144[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 28, 2011

Current statusEdit

The Church of the Good Shepherd is an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Its rector is the Reverend Cameron MacMillan.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Cushman, Joseph D., Jr., A Goodly Heritage: The Episcopal Church in Florida, 1821-1892, (1965) Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p, 127 and picture opposite p. 80
  3. ^ Central Florida Modern: Church of the Good Shepherd
  4. ^ Church of the Good Shepherd: Personnel

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