Saint Antony Of Egypt Episcopal Church
The relationship between Rice Fergus Miller and St. Antony’s of Egypt has come full circle. In 1990, just as they were getting their feet underneath them as a diocesan mission in Silverdale, the congregation selected Steve Rice to design their new church. That project never materialized, but it helped pave the path to a parcel of pastureland where they have now established their permanent faith home.
The design concept of their new house of worship is a marriage between church buildings and the landscape, drawing upon the site’s pastoral nature and helping to create an enduring sense of place.
The new picnic shelter has a special re-use story. Our founding partner Steve Rice’s no-longer-living Douglas Fir trees, from his home in Bremerton, were given new life as an outdoor gathering area on the property.
Inside the sanctuary, the tableau, made of Douglas fir, rises up behind the altar. The cut linework in the white-washed wood gives the tracery effect of a cross. The liturgical furniture, handcrafted from solid wood, which includes the main altar, columbarium altar, podium and font, were designed by Steve Rice and built by Reverend Bill Fulton.
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