Gradually, the pews are returning to their original places in the nave. Prior to their removal, the carpenters ensured that each pew was keyed to its original location. As such, each pew, now restored, is being put back exactly where it came from. Work began in the west transept.
The sanctuary candle and the pulley mechanism (for raising/lowering the candle) has been with a craftsman in South Portland for repair and cleaning.
The candle was returned to us this week; we hope to rehang it in the sanctuary next week. Be ready for a wonderful surprise: everything now glistens! Even the chain and pulley which had been coated in black soot shine like new. The craftsman also provided guidance on how to keep them in this condition.