Thank you to Bob Birnie, project leader, and the entire Chancel Redesign Team for their amazing transformation of the front of Cedar Park’s sanctuary. This was accomplished in record time andÂ in record heat and humidity levels in July. The project was ambitious, andÂ many people must beÂ thanked for their leadership and their labour for the first phase of the sanctuary renewal that has beenÂ in the planning stage for 25 years.
According to Bob Birnie, in the chancel the choir is finally facing the congregation, and the walls have been insulated. The balcony has a floor and safe access via the new attic ladder.Â Additional space is now available for wheelchairs and scooters in the nave. The wooden doors in the hallways have been refinished. Cedar Park has begunÂ the physical renewal of its building to better serve its congregation and community.
Bob would like to expressÂ his appreciation to the leaders of the various projects:
Ron Williams, architect
Douglas Knight, designer
John Lanthier, contractor
Dick Hovey, riser design
Bruce Walsh, construction
He alsoÂ thanks the volunteers who gave generously of their time and labour: