It claims to be the smallest active Catholic church on earth.
When you think of Texas, you probably picture the Alamo, rodeo and king-sized ranches. With many fascinating landmarks and destinations, one would never imagine Texas is home to one of the world’s smallest churches.
As you travel down highway TX 237, just one mile east of Warrarenton in Fayette County, you’ll come across a tiny structure that resembles some sort of tool shed, barn or playhouse. At a quick glance, one would never assume that this building is actually a place of worship and has existed for more than 100 years.
Located at 3490 South Highway 237, you’ll find the St. Martin Catholic Church, an 18 x 14 feet structure that is credited as the world’s smallest active worship Catholic church. Well at least, that’s what the sign next to the parish states: “Historical Worlds Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church St. Martins.”
The link above has pictures of the church’s interior, along with some history. And you can also visit the parish’s bulletin.
It notes: “Masses for the intentions left on the Altar are celebrated monthly. Please refer to the current bulletin for more information on the time and date of the monthly Masses.” The church can fit about 20 people.