Celebrating All Saints’ 125th Anniversary
In fall 2019, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of this parish. Soon after, the 125th Anniversary Task Force was convened to develop a plan to honor our past, embrace our present, and envision our future. In early 2020, the committee created a relatively modest fundraising project that would allow us to make some gentle refurbishments to our sanctuary in honor of this milestone. While we had to put things on hold during the pandemic, we are delighted, a year later, to finally be launching that campaign. The campaign was closed on June 30th, 2021.
Below are the projects the task force has planned. The costs listed below reflect what is needed to pay for a given project in full but we welcome donations of any amount. We hope you will join us by giving generously to make these important updates to our sanctuary space.
Honoring our Past
Conserving the Resting Chapel reredos (“The Five Angels”), painted by Julia DeWolf Addison, wife of our first rector ($4,500). For more on this artwork, see the Addison Reredos Exhibit. We are currently sold out of the Addison Reredos greeting cards! If you’d like to be notified when we are back in stock, let us know HERE.
Moving Rick Montross’s invaluable A Tour of All Saints Parish to a dedicated section of this website with a plan to update and reprint the booklet ($2,000).
Creating a permanent historical exhibit in the rear of the sanctuary ($2,000).
Digitizing and framing historic vintage photos of the Elizabeth Addicks Parish House (1910)—project completed. Please look for these wonderful images now hanging throughout the Parish House.
Embracing Our Present—The Children’s Area
Under the guidance of our Family Minister, and the Family Ministry Advisory Group, we hope to gently spruce up the children’s area (“the rug”) with improved storage, new seating cushions, new books and toys, and decorative wall panels or hangings ($2,500).
Envisioning Our Future
A new (and matching) Advent array of altar hangings and Eucharistic vestments in beautiful Sarum blue ($6,000).
Votive candlestands. An increasingly popular devotional, two new candlestands will allow more people to light candles for prayer intentions during our services ($4,000).
New chairs. Substituting some of the pews in the Langdon Chapel area with chairs and adding chairs in the Resting Chapel will create more flexible worship and gathering spaces in the sanctuary. A sample chair is available for viewing in the sanctuary. Individual chairs cost $300; we hope to purchase 50 chairs.
If you are interested in supporting any (or all) of these projects, please click here to go to the donation form. Thank you!