Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:34pm
St. George's sanctuary, nave and narthex were last painted in 2000, with the rich terracotta color we're all used to. Due to water damage and the passage of time they needed to be repainted. Under the supervision of Felix Quist, property chair, the church was repainted in time for Holy Week and Easter.
The new colors, recommended by Vestry member and interior designer David Gorman and selected by the vestry, are a muted pink for the nave and narthex, with a pale gray in the chancel to make the white marble reredos stand out. Felix reports that the painters used 60 foot ladders to reach the top of the walls in the nave.
These photos taken by Felix show the process of the church being painted, followed by the volunteer cleaning crew who gathered on Saturday, April 12 – the day before palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week – to wipe down all the church's woodwork with Murphy's Oil Soap.