Earlier this month, the Congregational Church of Killingworth celebrated its 203rd anniversary, and the culmination of a four-year restoration project, dubbed “Preservation 2020.”
“Broken into six phases in four years, work included belfry and steeple repairs, a chimney demolition, exterior carpentry, molding and trim, windows and painting. The next phase moved inside to the sanctuary for ceiling plaster repair, painting and re-stenciling. Replacement of a new clock and hands, plus a carillon was followed by repaving the driveway and replacing cushions and carpet in the sanctuary,” Congregation member Leslie Judge told HK Now.
This restoration project not only honors the rich history of the church but also ensures its continued presence as a cherished landmark for Killingworth for generations to come.