A huge shout out to our Cathedral staff and volunteers who are working especially hard to keep us connected during this difficult time. While the buildings are mostly and weirdly close to lacking the presence of people, most of us have the ability to worship and meet in small groups through the miracle of technology. Please follow the Cathedral web page to stay informed about new opportunities being offered.
Please know that our Dean and the vestry, with guidance from Bishop Michael, are spending a great deal of time and effort in developing a plan to move forward and to identify a safe way for in-person gatherings. Thank you for your patience as this plan evolves.
Building and Grounds
In keeping with our responsibility to be good stewards of Cathedral facilities and to ensure the integrity of our beautiful church, we have contracted with the firm of Chavez Grieves, structural engineers, to perform an analysis of the Cathedral structure. Many of you have commented on the number of cracks in the nave and chancel walls. A preliminary report following a visit with David Grieves revealed the necessity of further investigation. We were assured that the building is in good condition for its age; however, there may be some structural distress due to water damage. This firm was selected based on their regional reputation, especially with historic buildings. Assessment inspections will begin on August 5th with monitoring to continue for the next 9-12 months.
Completion of the Pipes and Glass organ segment has been delayed due to travel restrictions currently in place because of the pandemic. Work will resume as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Faithfully, Diane Butler, Jr. Warden