Restorations complete at Church of the Epiphany
Everyyear, people from near and far attend the annual Christmas Carol Service that is held in the 126 year-old pioneer church in Way’s Mills: the Church of the Epiphany.
Now that a more than $200,000 restoration project has just been completed, this year’s service, which takes place on Saturday, December 12th, beginning at 4:00 pm, will be the first opportunity for people to see the new version of the architectural jewel.
“The project began in 2009 and was finished in October of this year,” said Geraldine Stringer, one of the members of the restoration committee. Work was done on the roof, structural work in the tower where there were rotten beams and columns, and the porch and steps were rebuilt. The siding was replaced where necessary, then scraped and painted. “We found good people to work on the church and we’re very happy with the results,” added Ms. Stringer.
Officiating the service, which is open to all denominations, will be partially retired Reverend Barbara Wintle.
Of course, without electricity in this heritage church, the entire service takes place under the soft light of antique oil lamps. People are strongly encouraged to bring flashlights so they can read and sing along with the service.
Once the carols have all been sung, a social gathering with refreshments will take place in the community hall on the other side of the bridge, within walking distance of the church.
Work was done to the interior of the Church of the Epiphany as well as to its exterior.
The annual Christmas Carol Service at the Church of the Epiphany, in Way’s Mills, takes place on December 12th and will be a nice opportunity to see the newly restored landmark.