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World’s Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church

No, this isn’t a tiny house, but it claims to be the World’s Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church!


And boy, is it tiny 🙂 It sits quaintly in a field and graveyard in Round Top, Texas, and has become a novel stopping ground for people driving through. It doesn’t appear to be insulated, but features a decorative altar, sage-green walls and simple bench seating. Back to basics, for sure.

Enjoy the pictures and see more on Facebook, as well as read about the main altar painting and the church’s history here.

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World’s Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.




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  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN April 16, 2017, 1:47 pm

    Years ago after two hurricanes ravaged the local area that I call home, I stumbled across a church just a little bit bigger than this one, and built with the Florida cracker design, really beautiful if you like early Florida cracker architecture, which I do .. It needed some work for sure but nothing some TLC wouldn’t fix if you applied your self, and took the time…! Just a little Florida cracker anecdote for those who don’t know what a Florida cracker is, or what it’s architecture is about… Florida for most people is just another tourist state where you go see The big rodent called Mickey, or just a place to stretch out on the beach and catch some sun, and get a tan…! But besides all that Florida is the second largest beef state in the continental U.S… That’s right besides oranges, and by the way oranges is a secondary fruit crop in which we grew, and the first being pineapples… We raised cattle for the beef industry..! Now here is where we get to a Florida cracker, or I should say how some folks were called Florida Crackers, was by the sound of their whips which they cracked in the air while herding cattle, hence giving them the name Florida Crackers.. And even more interestingly was the Florida Cracker house, because it was said that you could hear the crack of the whips through it’s walls, then giving them the name Florida Cracker houses…! Well back to the church, I got a chance to have sneaked a peek inside of this church, and it was every bit as lovely inside as it was out.. They had some beautiful peckey cypress floor boards, and it was made from our traditional southern yellow pine that most houses where built of as well… Post and beam construction because of it’s massive size, being two floors in height, and not including it’s steeple with traditional balcony just above as you entered, a real charmer… Well anyway, It was abandoned I’m guessing in favor of a new church which I’m guessing is because of the area being up coming, and and more diversified as well as the congregation becoming larger with the new influx of people moving into that area… I fell in love with it, but as it always seems to be my problem, I had no place to put it, and take my time converting it into a house for myself… Needless to say, it was torn down, but I did hear that it was picked clean to the floor boards, and even the floor boards for recycled lumber going in to a small furniture shop to build custom furniture for those who could afford it…! A real tragedy for me, but great for some lucky folks who were able to get some beautiful custom furniture, and cabinetry from it.. I missed my opportunity for sure, but such is life, and this beautiful old church just reminded me of it… I am glad to see it is being kept as a church, and a historical landmark for those who enjoy the true style in which it was built…

    • Anthonie April 16, 2017, 10:25 pm

      Wow:) Great story, thanks.

      • Anthonie April 16, 2017, 10:30 pm

        Forgot this:) Drive out River Road in So Looseanna and there are hundreds of sharecropper shacks made from the most beautiful cypress planks. The tar paper hangs in rags, the roofs have caved in, and the cypress is as straight and true as the day it was milled. I’ve always wanted to just grab a piece or two but they sit on oil corp or sugar corp land and I’m afraid I’ll get shot!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 17, 2017, 7:23 am

      Thanks so much for sharing this story, Zachary! You learn something new every day!

  • jerry April 16, 2017, 6:55 pm

    If there is one thing there is no shortage of is tiny Catholic churches being used regularly for centuries even.

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