Big Sky Chapel History
For years, a permanent place of worship was only a dream for the residents of Big Sky. The need became increasingly apparent with the growth of the Meadow Village and surrounding area. In 1993, a group of leaders organized a fund-raising campaign to transform this dream into reality. The community wholeheartedly supported the ambitious project, and, with a gift of an appropriate site, the Chapel construction was underway.
Exactly one year after breaking ground, the completed Chapel was dedicated on Mother’s Day, 1999, in an ecumenical ceremony. The participating clergy- Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Jewish, and Christian Fellowship-represented the diversity of faiths of our worshipping community.
Built of rustic log and stone, the Chapel was designed by Steve Coffey, a local architect, and is a harmonious addition to the Montana countryside. As you enter the sanctuary, your focus is drawn to the panoramic view of Lone Peak Mountain through the massive log-framed window behind the altar. Members of the community have donated all of the 100-year-old oak pews. David Fjeld, a Bozeman artist created the stained glass for the windows depicting mountain wildflowers and wildlife. These works of art have also been donated.
The Chapel is a unique place of worship representing the highest aspirations of our community. The Chapel’s existence stands as a result of those who unselfishly volunteered their skills, energy, time, and financial support.