The Laymen's Club celebrates our $116,000 Grant for the repair of the Grand Staircase
After 90 years of unparalleled service, the Grand Staircase on the Cathedral's Western Front needed serious work.
So, The Laymen's Club recently gave a grant of $116,000 to fund cleaning the steps, resetting the stones which were out of position, as well as cleaning & caulking of the riser and tread joints.
Here are some photos from September 17th, when we met in the Rose Garden for a wine & cheese fellowship celebration. Please Scroll Down for more pics.
Thanks to all members and those who support our work at the Cathedral!
HISTORY OF GIVING;
For more than 100 years, The Laymen's Club has been a major vehicle for individuals, who by their time and treasure, give support to the Cathedral and its programs. We serve as guides, ushers, acolytes plus hold positions on various boards and committees. And we give money. We represent the longest standing grass roots support by The People for their Cathedral. Our membership has a profound desire to see this great institution continue to enrich the cultural life of this community, which it cannot do without contributors like you.
Together, we are Cathedral builders!
Founded in 1908, The Laymen's Club has a long history of financial support for the Cathedral, especially enhancing the procession of pilgrims through the Portal of Paradise. Each person who enters therein walks under the Pilgrim's Frieze our club contributed (in 1965) as well as the Gable Cross (1964), through the Bronze Doors (repaired by the Club in 2014), continuing along our most famous project, the Pilgrim's Pavement (1934), past our recently contributed Railings to the Great Choir (2012) and finally over the Compass Rose, installed by Laymen's Club funds in 1992.
"Hallowed this dwelling, where the Lord abideth, This is none other than the gate of heaven; Strangers and pilgrims, seeking homes eternal, Pass through its portals." - Hymn 361