St. John's Episcopal Church
Welcome to St. John's Episcopal Church Restoration Committee
Committed to the preservation and restoration of one of St. Croix's Landmark buildings
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The St. John’s Church Restoration Project is a comprehensive undertaking, encompassing the church, Sunday School building, rectory, churchyard (cemetery) and grounds. The restoration work will be carried out in phases, in order to enable the Parish to continue its pastoral responsibilities with the least amount of disruption.
Beauty and the Aging Process
Time neither respects persons or things. None--not even imposing buildings and monuments--can withstand the passage of time unscathed without at least some help. In some cases, the rejuvenation process may be largely cosmetic, while for others it may be far more complicated. On tropical islands, the aging process involves a constant struggle with the environment--heat, humidity, salt air, intense sunlight, and periodic storms of varying intensity
Bishop Gumbs, in a letter to the Restoration Committee eloquently describes what is at stake and why this mission matters:
"We have a responsibility to give to the next generation of worshipers a facility that would cause them to sing. “These stones that have echoed their praises are holy and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod, yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims and still they were seeking the City of God.” (Ancient & Modern Hymnal 746) Come let us labor together for the common good. I commend you highly for the work you have taken on, on behalf of so many. May the God who has called you to this task give you the grace, wisdom and understanding as you face the challenges ahead."