Replacing the original slate roofing on the church building and the rectory was considered to be of top priority. Much of the wood in gables and bell tower was reinforced or replaced. Some stained-glass windows require repairs. The original church doors are in need of attention as well as gable over the door (planned for summer 2023). Stone work repairs on foundations, peanut stone walls, and water troughs throughout the campus are in need of work as rainwater run-off takes its toll on the steep slopes of cemetery areas.
Increasing community use of the buildings and improving overall access to the church guides our vision for the future. The hilltop location of the church has always meant many steps. This presents challenges for almost any level of ability and safety is of concern. Plans have been put forward to improve the buildings accessibility in keeping with historic preservation standards.
In addition to funding projects, the Trust’s endowment must stay intact to help meet future expenses for generations to come. These future projects include repointing of historic peanut stone walls and correcting drainage issues throughout the campus.
Air conditioning has been installed in the parish hall making the location more comfortable for groups that use the space in the summer. Providing better access to the second floor of the parish hall is planned as well as bringing all community spaces up to today’s code.
The parish hall is considered to be an excellent space for event and group use.
Architectural Design by W. Michael Campbell
Historically there have been many steps to the church
Small gathering area for chatting or photos