|Interior north aisle|
The Cathedral is a significant part of our cultural and religious heritage. It is now closed indefinitely as there is a primary concern for the safety of the public (of all denominations), who come to this hallowed sanctuary to find peace and solace in the hustle and bustle of downtown.
The restorative work continues apace. Most of the North Aisle is nearing completion as structural works, walls (75% complete), cast iron Clerestory windows (90% complete), repairs to parapets and interior columns (75% complete) are nearing completion. The construction has now moved to the South Aisle.
As the Cathedral is closed, it means that the work is progressing more rapidly than anticipated. It also means that the total cost of restoration is needed more urgently. We urge you to walk into any bank and make a direct deposit to the Archbishop’s Appeal account. This is to facilitate ease for donations and also to ensure that the deposits go directly to the Appeal. You can arrange to have a direct deposit made to the Appeal on a monthly basis. You can choose to deposit any amount, and, as a little as $50 per month, or $1.70 per day, will help us reach our goal.
Brick by brick the work continues. The emergency works including termite eradication are ongoing. Excavation around the perimeter of the Cathedral with the installation of a cistern to channel water away from the Cathedral is underway as we confront more and more unexpected issues with water invasion. We are facing horrendous challenges with water penetration, but by the grace of God and your help we will succeed.