The Diocese of Upper South reports that it will work with Trinity Church, Abbeville, and Preservation South Carolina to restore the church. Trinity Church is closed amid concerns that its iconic 125-foot steeple could collapse. Trinity joined Preservation South Carolina added Trinity to its Places at Risk list this year. “Trinity, Abbeville, traces its roots to 1842, nearly … [Read more...] about Restoring Trinity, Abbeville, S.C.
Adapted from The Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles Church of the Epiphany will collect $150,000 in preservation funding from Partners in Preservation: Main Streets. Epiphany won 74,272 of 1,072,316 votes, placing fourth in a competition involving 20 historic sites nationwide. Sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the program … [Read more...] about Epiphany L.A. Wins $150K for Preservation
Epiphany Conservation Trust, which raises funds for repairs and renovation at historic Church of the Epiphany, a cradle of the 1960 Chicano movement, has an opportunity to raise up to $150,000 for restoration work, and has asked for Episcopalians in the Diocese of Los Angeles for help. Epiphany is one of 20 historic sites nationwide selected for a national grant competition … [Read more...] about Epiphany L.A. Seeks Preservation Funds
Noel Lyn Smith reports for the Farmington [New Mexico] Daily Times: As the scent of burning cedar filled Hozho Chapel, members and friends of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland gathered on Wednesday to welcome the space's reopening. The chapel is located inside an old hospital built by the church in 1922. It served as one of the first hospitals for the area. … The Rt. Rev. … [Read more...] about Navajoland Revives Chapel
By Kirk Petersen As attendance dwindles in many historic Episcopal congregations, so does pledge income, and it becomes harder and harder to maintain beautiful old buildings with slate roofs and soaring arches in the nave. Some churches have closed, and more will need to. There’s a special reluctance to close truly historic buildings, but saving them often requires resources … [Read more...] about Historic Churches: Six Cases