Last year we discovered that the mortar beneath the large stained-glass window on the Chestnut Street side of the church has begun to degrade. Moisture filtration and the deterioration of the original mortar used in the construction of the church made the lower part of the wall bow out.
A renovation project is underway to prevent the loss of both the stained-glass window and the back of the church.
Building Envelope Specialists, Inc. of South Portland, Maine was chosen to oversee the project. BES are veterans of historical architectural projects, recently finishing renovation work on St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Diocese’s Loring House in Portland.
The project is projected to be completed by the end of November. The church and construction company are working together to keep the disruption and noise level to a minimum for the surrounding neighbors in Camden.
The Preserve Our Future campaign has begun to ensure that this Camden landmark can keep its doors open to the community daily for quiet respite and prayer, now and for future generations.
To contribute to the renovation — Donate to St. Thomas’