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ABOUT US

Our Story

Since 1899 the Church at Waring has been a special gathering place in the Texas Hill Country. Today, it is a one-of-a-kind listening room that welcomes premier songwriters and musicians from all over the world.

 

Visit us for an intimate experience sharing world-class music, and unforgettable special private and public events.

 

Music lovers from down the road in Comfort, Fredericksburg, Boerne, and Kerrville to San Antonio, Austin and beyond are discovering this special place we are honored to share with y’all.

 

Hope to see you at Church real soon.

 

Jay Boy Adams

A LITTLE HISTORY

According to author Richard Zelade, 
 

"The Waring Baptist Church was originally a community church where all denominations worshipped on alternating Sundays. It was then abandoned, except for occasional community functions, until about World War II, when the Baptists took it over... The present wooden frame sanctuary is the second church building, built around the turn of the century, no one really knows exactly when."

 

Source:

Lone Star Travel Guide to Texas Hill Country

 

Anglo pioneers in a predominantly German-settled area built the west wing of the school building in 1891. Land for this first public school was given by Robert Percival Maxwell Waring, a native of Ireland for whom the town had been named in 1888. Citizens volunteered labor, funds, and materials for the building, and paid their children's tuition of $1 to $1.50 per month. The east wing was added in 1903, and exterior braces were applied in the 1930s. The school closed in 1954.