As per the direction of the special meeting of the Cathedral Vestry held on Sunday, July 1, 2018, work has just finished to seal the exterior building envelope of our beloved bell tower. Skillful re-pointing of the heritage sandstone was completed by Snell Stone Masonry, and a thorough renovation of the tower's flat roof was provided by Maverick and Son. We very much appreciate the professionalism and high quality workmanship of these contractors on this project, as well as the leadership and oversight of our Wardens and the Cathedral Advisory Board. Special thanks go to Chris Tossell for his technical advise and practical assistance freely given.
Next steps in the tower restoration will include: the replacement of its eight Gothic-arched louvers which are presently in an advanced stage of decay, remediation of the interior stonework, and the restoration of the bell mechanism. It is our sincere hope that this work might be completed in 2019. Until such time, the bell cannot be rung and the baptistry must remain off limits. We very much look forward to the next time we will hear our bell ring, sounding out a special moment in the life of our faith community.