Restoring this Historic Landmark
Central Presbyterian Church stands at the heart of our city.
For more that 140 years, families in Cambridge have worshiped and celebrated in this historic building.
In response to a thorough engineering investigation, it is critical that we:
the slate roof
1Replace and upgrade the roofing system. Engineering studies show urgent repairs are required.
- Replace the old slate shingles on the roof
- Replace the slate shingles on the spire
- Replace copper panels on the spire
- Upgrade lightning protection, trim, eaves and chimney
2Prevent further damage and control moisture by repairing the exterior of our church.
- Repoint exterior masonry
- Replace entrance doors
- Replace School Hall windows
- Replace basement windows
- Repair exterior wall of north addition
- Replace windows on the north addition
3Water leaks and the passage of time have left our sanctuary and interior dated and damaged.
- Upgrade plumbing
- Replace the fire alarm system
- Upgrade the kitchen
- Repair sanctuary walls, ceilings, and stairwells
- Replace sanctuary carpet
- Repair and refinish sanctuary pews
We invite you to invest in our heritage, our present and our future.
$2.5 million over a 5-year period.
Every donation helps.
”With God, All THINGS are possible!”
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Raising the Roof
Roof and Stonework Restoration Project Report We are pleased to report that our 21-month Restoration Project has nowreached “Substantial Completion”. Some minor corrections to the front stair railings need to be finished and a small amount of landscaping will be...
Originally our Restoration Project was slated to be completed by the end of November, 2021. Because of working restrictions and major supply chain challenges brought on by the Covid pandemic, the project substantial completion date was revised to June 2022. In June we...
Our Doors are Open
Welcome to Central Church Central has been one of the most recognizable symbols of Cambridge for a very long time. Its iconic location, at the riverside with the historic Main Street bridge, make it one of the most photographed locations in the region. We have put a...
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