The “Vincent Terrill Memorial Steeple Fund” was recently established.

Vin led many fundraisers and most prominent was a 1980s campaign to preserve his church steeple.

Monies raised through this fund will help to maintain the Steeple of First Parish Church.

Donations can be made through Paypal at PayPal.Me/FPChurchManchester or can be sent to First Parish Church P.O. Box 187 Manchester, MA 01944 (note that it is for the Vincent Terrill Memorial Steeple Fund).

Church Steeple Railings Restoration 2019/2020

The railings (balustrades) in the steeple of our church are in need of restoration.  The balustrades- at both the bell level and the carillon level- must be repaired.  At the carillon level, several spindles have rotted and become separated from the rails; at least one has fallen to the ground, further presenting a safety problem.  A contractor with expertise in steeples (American Steeple) has assessed the situation and provided an estimate for repairs.  On Monday, November 25, American Steeple brought in a large crane and removed all of the balustrades (four at the bell level, eight at the carillon level).  They will be restored in the coming months and reinstalled in the spring.  We will apply for, and hope to get approval for, funds from the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to defray some of the cost.  We have been awarded funds from the CPC for restoration projects for our church on three previous occasions dating back to 2007.

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