Repairs are?finally under way on a section of St Michael’s Cathedral.
Dean Frank Marshall told the DAILY?NATION yesterday that a new roof was being installed on the chancel, the area containing the altar. He explained that the work had taken some time to get off the ground because the church, which has a World Heritage designation, had to communicate with the national heritage conservation committee.
“There was discussion on what type of covering we should use and the heritage committee indicated that we should use shingles, which were there before,” Marshall said.
He said the Anglican Church was still trying to raise funds to undertake work on the interior and exterior of the chancel and install stained glass in time for the Cathedral’s 225th anniversary in 2014. The original cost for the entire project was $10 million.
“I am calling on all good believers in God and the Anglican community both here and abroad to contribute because it is very difficult in these economic times to raise that money,” he said. (MB)