Renovations are in full swing at All Saints’ Cathedral in Amesbury, MA, and almost complete in the sanctuary. Scaffolding took one week to construct before Aaron’s Painting Inc. could come in and begin the hard work on painting, scraping, and in some cases redoing parts of the ceiling and walls. Aaron’s Painting Inc. is owned by Aaron Watts, a long time member of Imago Dei Anglican Church and friend to many in our diocese. He has expressed his excitement at being able to contribute his gifts, talents, and administration to the spiritual home of the diocese in which he worships. The whole project is scheduled to last another couple weeks, during which time the All Saints’ Cathedral parish will worship in the recreation hall.
In addition to painting and re-equipping the Cathedral sanctuary, there is a crew renovating the exterior of St. Aidan’s House, the cathedral office and ministry building. Siding is already being removed and new siding being added. These projects will cost upwards of $135,000, and while we have already raised more than $90,000 in contributions, we need help to close the gap. Any amount would be a helpful gift to this work. You can donate to the “Cathedral Consecration Fund” online at www.adne.webconnex.com/adne-ministries, or send a check with “Cathedral Consecration Fund” in the memo line to: Anglican Diocese in New England, 6 Allens Ct., Amesbury, MA, 01913. Please keep this project and All Saints’ Cathedral in your prayers, especially as we near the date of the Cathedral consecration.