The long-awaited refurbishment of the presbytery of Our Lady of Fatima Church began mid-July. The rotted exterior wooden walls facing the church have been removed and are to be replaced. According to Our Lady of Fatima Guyana Facebook page, work will continue on the Robb Street side which also includes replacement of all the wooden windows.
While removing the siding walls, it was discovered that most of the 2X4 wall studs had rotted and must be replaced – this now forms an additional expense but must be done before the new walls are installed.
The July 14 post reported that the original wooden architecture will be preserved, since the building forms part of historic Georgetown. Prior to being owned by the Church, the building housed one of Guyana’s first radio stations.
Funding for this project comes from fundraising events held over the last few years and from the generous contributions of parishioners and friends. Now that unforeseen critical works need to be done, faithful’s generous gifts are welcomed. If you would like to donate, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org