In late Winter 2019, just before Covid-19 hit us, we embarked on a project to repair/replace the foundation of our church building. Lucky for us we were selected for an LCHIP grant to assist us in this extremely expensive endeavor. Of course as will a lot of renovations/repairs to 200 year old
building, there were unseen problems. A big one was related to the original cutting of the support beams to drop the floor in 1867 in order to implement the requirements of the Toleration Act of 1819. While this satisfied
government regulation and gave the church a second floor for town activities not related to the church per se, it caused the building to shift on the foundation. The building also experienced the ravages of time
creating a situation which put the building in peril. We applied for and were granted an additional grant to assist those remediation expenses. The fundraising efforts to acquire the capital needed for the matching funds required by the LCHIP grants are ongoing and will be for quite some time. Please visit our Facebook page for continued updates and more project photographs.
We anticipate being back in our beloved church sometime in late Spring or early Summer with a new cellar and kitchen/meeting area. We certainly hope to host our usual Harvest Supper in the Fall