St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is pleased to announce the rebuild and addition to the church is progressing as expected. Concrete has been poured and ground floor masonry work started last week. Next week Gillis Gilkerson crews will start wood framing.
“We can literally see the project coming out of the ground,” said Father Matthew D’Amario, Rector of St. Paul’s-by-the-Sea. “The congregation is pleased with the progress and looking forward to the completion that will coincide with the holidays at the end of the year.”
Work started in April on the construction of The Fellowship Commons, a two story addition of approximately 2,300 square feet of usable space that replaces space lost from the destruction of the rectory, and the addition of an accessible restroom in Dewees Hall, the parish’s community hall. The addition to the north side of the church required the demolition of the temporary enclosure of the church built after the rectory was razed. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of December, 2017.
The addition to the church will replace the rectory that was destroyed in a fire on November 26, 2013 that claimed two lives including that of Reverend David Dingwall, the Rector of the church. Donations for the building project may be made to the church’s Building Recovery Fund at 302 North Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842.