St. Augustine’s in Croton-on-Hudson is launching a major restoration campaign:
This Saturday, March 9th, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church is hosting a party to kick-off a major fundraising effort. Restoring Sacred Spaces, Building Community, is a capital campaign dedicated to restoring the parish facilities to full functionality, to address deferred maintenance and repair issues, and to begin the process of creating improved spaces to meet the needs of the expanding number of young families and individuals who have joined the congregation.
St. Augustine’s is a beloved landmark in Croton, serving a dynamic and growing community. The congregation is supporting plans for much-needed renovation and repair to the church buildings as well as the parish rectory. Over the past year, a Capital Campaign Committee has worked with parishioners to discern what needs to be done and to cost potential projects. The Committee hopes to raise $303,525 to undertake the following projects:
Plastering and painting the interior of the Sanctuary as well as installing new carpet
Rebuilding, renovating and refinishing the existing pews
Repairing and repointing masonry that is water damaged, using methods compatible with the historic brickwork
Installing a complete system of gutters and leaders
Creating a gravity-fed system of drains to divert water away from the property to the nearest storm water catch basin on Old Post Road North
Creating expanded storage and installing new carpeting in the Sacristy
Installing a removable wheelchair ramp to make the Parish Hall fully handicapped accessible
Painting, plastering, re-carpeting and refurnishing the Parish Offices, while removing the existing kitchen fixtures and building appropriate storage
Creating a dedicated Nursery and an improved common meeting space in the Parish House
Installing new lighting fixtures, carpeting and painting the Parish House interior
Repairing and preserving existing windows while adding energy-efficient storm windows
Systemic problems at the Rectory, offsite on Piney Point Avenue, will be addressed:
Drainage and foundation repair and regular sewage back-up problems remediated
Replacement of obsolete and inefficient windows
Partial renovation of the kitchen and upstairs bath
The Committee is seeking pledges to be contributed over the next three to four years to fund completion of these projects.
The kick-off party is scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, 5:30 – 8:30
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
10 Old Post Road North
For more information, go to http://www.stacroton.org/.