Monday, April 27, 2015

Newark congregation rescues historic church

From Ohio-

It has been a long journey for members of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Newark, one whose first steps were taken with trepidation but now, with faith, have become confident strides toward a goal.

It was about two years ago when the congregation learned that the massive, nearly 125-year-old timbers supporting the expansive slate roof above the sanctuary were rotting from water damage.

Fear that the beams would crumble under the weight of the roof meant the congregation might have to abandon its beautiful place of worship, a nave bathed in light from some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows in Licking County.

Faced with a monumental decision of abandoning the church or taking on a repair estimated at more than $1 million, the church members, after some debate, chose restoration.

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