By: Jim Robb, “Image Sandy Hill”
A hard hat is a must have item for St Alban’s rector, Rev. Mark Whittall, during working hours for the contractors renovating the nave of the church
The historic church at King Edward and Daly Avenues has undergone months-long renovations to exterior stonework and alterations to its nave, or worship space, made necessary by the return of Centre 454, the Anglican diocese’s day program for the homeless, to upgraded quarters in St. Albans’ basement.
On Nov. 18 St. Albans will dedicate the renovated nave for the growing congregation. An open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with refreshments will follow the church service at 10 a.m.
“We want the church to be a place where members of the community can gather seven days a week,” said St. Albans rector, Rev. Mark Whittall. “The renovations will make that possible.” He said that new lighting and audio systems, for example, will make the church an ideal venue for concerts and theatrical productions.