The Pipes and Glass (organ and window project) is proceeding as planned. Reuter’s staff safely removed and stored organ pipes. Willet Hauser will be on site on June 24th to re-seal and re-cover seven of our beautiful stained glass windows. When this work is completed, Reuter’s staff will return to clean and re-install the organ pipes.
Congratulations are in order for Peggy Findlay’s leadership of the Pipes and Glass Fundraising Committee (Dean Kristi, Diane Butler, Harrison Higgins, Wells Jones, Maxine Thevenot, Helen Wertheim). The committee, along with vestry members and parishioners, committed to funding restoration of the seven windows to be addressed in Phase I of window repair. Restoration of the organ has been covered by our insurance policy with Church Insurance.
If you have not done so, please see the organ tour video produced by Maxine and Edmund, and the video showing the organ pipe removal process.
In response to concerns about the several wall cracks in the chancel and nave, we will engage the structural engineering firm Chavez-Grieves to investigate the source of the cracks. A preliminary review of the areas indicates there may be some need for remediation. Technicians from this firm will investigate further over the next few weeks and months. The good news is that David Grieves, who has over forty years of experience with historical churches, pronounced that our building is in great shape overall and that we need not fear any catastrophic event.
Should you have questions and would like to have more details, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.
Faithfully, Diane Butler, Jr. Warden