Steeple Motion and Campaign Description
Part of the Trustees' planning for this project includes asking church friends and members to share the information with friends and family. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via the church email address (email@example.com)
God bless you all,
Bob Kniffen, Chairman
The following was shared on social media:
HELP SAVE THE STEEPLE…
The Board of Trustees was recently made aware that the iconic white steeple of the Halifax Congregational Church is in immediate need of repair. We need your help to save it! Our hope is to raise $15,000 in donations in order to keep the existing structure as it stands now. The scope of work includes repairing the bell wheel to make the bell operational, repairing the clocks on the tower, installing historically appropriate louvers in the arched spaces near the top to protect the interior from birds and precipitation, and replacing roof shingles and flashing on the dormer roofs.
For a little history, our Congregational Church in Halifax was first established in 1734. The church building that stands today was built in 1852. The steeple was able to withstand the gale of 1880 and several strikes by lightning down through the years. In 1951 the steeple was deemed unsafe and needed rebuilding, involving repair of the steeple, bell tower, and supporting structure. Interest in the 1951 “Save Our Steeple Campaign” was widespread. Contributions came in from every state in the union and from England, Canada, and Puerto Rico. (History of Halifax Massachusetts by Guy S. Baker)
Please help us keep this beautiful icon of our town center and of Halifax’ history as it has been for over 168 years. Let’s hear church bells ring once again! Any amount you can contribute will help.
Mailed donations made payable to:
Halifax Congregational Church
503 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338
Denote: Save our Steeple