Photo at left- our Church. Look closer and you can see a big tan tarp covering part of the roof. We have a leaky roof, and worse- the roof framing has issues.
We hired a structural engineering firm to pinpoint the framing problems. That investigation is now in process. The first recommendation was to make some critical temporary fixes to shore up the problem timbers. This was completed in December 2016 -- just in time to prevent any damage from the winter snow load!
This church is an old structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places, so we need to make permanent repairs to the framing that will preserve as much of the building fabric as possible. That goal is what we are currently working on.
Old Home Day - 2016
Old Home Day was held at the Church on September 11, 2016. Old Home Day is an annual tradition started in September 1879 when the 100th anniversary of the town of Barkhamsted's birthday was observed at our Church.
After the 10 a.m. church service we had a walking tour down to the Barkhamsted Reservoir to see historic sites, including the site of the original meeting house that existed from 1784 to 1865.