NEW: Whether you are a seasoned professional, home handyperson, or just
interested in helping with the up keep of the church, take a look at the
B&G To-Do List to see where you can lend a hand.
By property, we mean our facility.
Topics covered below include:
After many years of planning, fund raising, and praying, All Saints' undertook
a large renovation effort in 2003. The results of this effort included:
- addition of an elevator and new bathrooms to facilitate handicap accessibility
- a new office and two additional meeting rooms
- renovated Parish Hall: exposed cathedral ceiling, insulation, refinished maple flooring
- a new Parish Hall kitchen
For more information on All Saints' Facility, and our renovation experience, contact our
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Space Usage and Rentals
Although not a reason to do the Parish Hall Renewal, it was understood that,
once the work was done, individuals and organizations would probably want to
use the beautiful new spaces. Such has been the case with increasing
frequency in the ensuing years.
Ongoing users of the space have included:
- Friday Noon and Friday Evening AA groups
- The Korean Evangelical Church on Sundays and Wednesdays
- The Chelmsford Quilters on Tuesday evenings once a month
- The Chelmsford Garden Club on a Tuesday morning through early afternoon
- The Motherís Club of Chelmsford on another Tuesday
- The Fibromyalgia Group on Wednesday evenings
- Music Together will hold classes starting in January
- The Four Seasons Preschool will operate starting in February,
accepting children from 2.9 through 5 years of age five mornings a week.
- A local Real Estate firm holds off-site meetings
- Parenting meetings for single and soon-to-be single parents
As single events, we have had:
- Birthday parties
- Receptions and dances
- New Years parties
- and even a family Thanksgiving gathering
If you are interested in letting a space at All Saints', please visit
our Space to Let page.
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Buildings and Grounds
The renewal effort was formally closed in early 2004, but the parish has
continued with a renewed focus on updating and maintaining our facility.
- addition of air conditioning to the new Office and Meeting Rooms
- new furniture and cabinetry for the office
- window shades and additional lighting for the Parish Hall
- reconstruction of the lychgate by stonemason Jim Murray the lychgate
was seriously damaged when a van crashed into it in October 2003 and
addition of an adjacent stone wall
- repointing was done on the Bell Tower and the Chapel
- repairs to the foundation
- painting of door and window frames high trim replacement and painting to be
completed by a contractor in 2006)
- beginning implementation of a landscaping plan many thanks to Norm Douglas
and other who have made significant progress on the construction of a fieldstone
retaining wall between the Parish Hall and Chapel.
- Choir Room acoustic improvements and lighting
Several memorial gifts have been received or pledged so far in support of
beautifying the grounds of All Saints. Additional gifts will be accepted to
further the landscaping project.
Special thanks need to be given to a number of our most steadfast contributors
to Buildings & Grounds efforts: Norm and Carol Douglas, Edwin Redman,
Deb Dutton, Oliver and Katherine Chamberlain, and Matt Castle for his
Boy Scout Eagle project renovation of the Choir Room. I trust all the other
volunteers not mentioned will also accept my thanks.
For additional details regarding All Saints' property during the year 2005 and some of our
plans for 2006, please refer the Property section of our
For more information on our buildings and grounds, contact the head of our
and Grounds Commission, Rich Jerome.
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