Restoration work on the St. George’s Anglican Church on Church Street, St. George’s could likely be stalled due to the lack of finance.
Anglican People’s Warden Lana McPhail, who updated the Anglican Church congregation on progress being made with the church restoration, said that they are desperately in need of money to continue the work on the church. “Right now the funds for the rebuilding have been exhausted,” she quipped. McPhail reminded the congregation that the cost of the rebuilding project and furnishing of the church is estimated at $2.5M.
She also reported that workers from Guyana are in the process of making the windows, and they are also completing the final plastering of the beams inside the church building.
All materials for completion of the church restoration including lumber and roof covering are being sourced from Guyana, which is scheduled to be shipped out today (Friday, February 12th).
Coming out of a recent dinner to raise funds for the church restoration, $19,536 has been deposited and out of that sum $1,125 came as donation from members of the congregation.
McPhail estimated that approximately $3,000 is for expenses, and although still not having a full report on ticket sale, she said 162 tickets were presented at the door.
The St. George’s Anglican Church was among a number of church buildings in St. George’s that were badly damaged by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.