For centuries, the roads leading into Norfolk have offered an inspiring view of the Congregational church steeple. That changed last December, when our glorious spire was removed and brought to the ground for long-overdue restoration.
Now, the time has come to begin the work of getting the steeple back up – and we need your help!
Our Steeple Committee is pleased to report that we have received a challenge grant of $25,000 from the Evan Hughes Charitable Trust. Our deep hope is that you will join us in celebrating this grant by giving generously to the Steeple Project. The Evan Hughes Charitable Trust will match every dollar up to $25,000 – please help us reach this goal before the end of 2021!
Of course, many members and friends of the church have inquired about a timetable for the steeple’s restoration, and we also have important news on this front. Over the past several months, the Steeple Committee reviewed proposals from three firms and selected GNCB Consulting Engineers, P.C., for their combined engineering and architectural expertise and extensive experience in steeple work.
Hopefully prior to the end of the year, we will receive three detailed options for our particular project from GNCB. Once we have selected the best option for our needs, the project will go out for bid, and soon after we will have specific information on costs.
In the meantime, we celebrate the support we have received, including a grant from AKC as well as the challenge grant noted above from the Evan Hughes Charitable Trust. We invite your generous support along with your prayers and enthusiasm – and for our part, we commit to keeping you updated and informed about plans and progress. Thank you in advance!
Marie Civco and Jan Graham-Jones
Steeple Committee Co-chairs
Hope Childs, Rowland Denny, Betsy Gill, Kate Johnson, Pastor Erick Olsen
Donations to help restore the steeple may be made below.
If you would like to pledge financial support to this project,
please visit the Steeple Pledge page. Thank you!