Posts by Emily Pritchard

Ring Out Celebration photos

Many thanks to all who came to the Cathedral for Ring Out! Celebrating the completion of construction.  It was a fantastic success with over 800 people in attendance to see the inaugural lighting of the bell spire and ringing of the bells.  Below are a few photos of the event. All photos courtesy of Sarah Borck […]

Cathedral pre and post exterior clean

While the scaffold has been surrounding the Cathedral, the Buildings and Grounds committee took the opportunity to wash the years of dust, debris and mold on the exterior of the building.  Once the scaffold comes down, your eyes maybe drawn to the new roof and bell spire, but we didn’t want you to miss this significant enhancement […]

Zinc roof and glimpses of stained glass spire

Over the last month, the zinc roof has been extended over 80% of the roof surface and the stained glass has been placed into the spire, much like pieces in a puzzle.  The building is still surrounded by scaffolding as they complete the final intricate roof work around dormers and corners.  The bell spire scaffolding […]

Cathedral Featured on CTV news

The Cathedral featured yet again on CTV news, this time for the installation of the bells on Aug 19th, 2016. The article was able to capture the first ring of the “C” bell, the largest of the four bells.  Many thanks CTV for continuing to profile this amazing project.

Bells installed in the bell spire

On Friday, August 19th, the four Cathedral bells were lowered into the bell spire under the watchful eyes of crowd of media, parishioners and donors.  Beginning with the largest bell, the “C” bell, weighing close to 5000 lbs, the bells were lifted one by one over 100ft into the air and then lowered and guided […]

Photo story of stained glass fabrication

Kits Glass of Richmond, BC has been fastidiously creating the incredible panels that will make up the stained glass bell spire.  They are approximately 2/3 of the way through the >200 panels.  Check out the photos of the detailed work that goes into each panel. Check out more photos in the photo gallery here.

Exquisite Glass Panels at Kits Glass

Check out these two glass panels being fabricated at Kits Glass in Richmond BC.  The glass was produced in Germany, shipped to New Jersey and then to Richmond where it was cut and pieced together into the panels.  The vertical bars are dichroic glass, the others are antique glass and table glass. The bell spire […]