Tiny Church.

Tiny Church

Field review by the editors.

Festina, Iowa

Dedicated in 1886, St. Anthony of Padua Chapel claims in old postcards and modern signage to be the "Smallest Church in the World." It was one of our first tiny church investigations, and sits on a property named "Smallest Church Park." Though the claim may have had fleeting validity, later breakthroughs in ministry miniaturization leave this Roman Catholic church among the awkwardly tall.

With its 12 ft. by 16 ft. interior, normal-sized doorway, 40 ft. steeple, and pews for at least eight people, it is nonetheless a charming spot to seek solace. Then you can jump up and screech off in search of a smaller church...

Also see: Tiny Churches: Get Out Your Magnifying Glasses

Tiny Church

St. Anthony of Padua

Address:
Little Church Rd, Festina, IA
Directions:
St. Anthony of Padua. Hwy 150 to Festina. West on 123rd St. for about a mile, watch for sign, then south on Little Church Rd., cross the river.
Hours:
Service held Sunday closest to June 13, Feast of St. Anthony of Padua
Admission:
Donations accepted.
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