Holy Trinity Cathedral Requires Specialist Contractors And Artisans To Restore It To Its Original State

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Holy Trinity Cathedral Requires Specialist Contractors And Artisans To Restore It To Its Original State

The restoration and rehabilitation of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain requires specialist contractors and artisans to restore it to its original state.

The update comes from Dean and Rector of the Cathedral, The Very Reverend Dr. Shelley-Ann Tenia.

Reverend Shelley-Ann Tenia said major repair work is needed in the areas of the roof/ceiling; interior walls; exterior walls; stained glass windows; flooring; bells; organs and various electrical, mechanical and plumbing fixtures.

According to the Dean and Rector, there is moisture trapped within the walls and structural timbers which has resulted in rotting and significant damage.

Reverend Dr. Shelley-Ann Tenia, said the earthquakes in 1825, 1918, and more recently 2018 caused substantial cracking and damage to walls, the steeple, and chancel roof, as well as the destruction of several stone pinnacles.

Chairman of the Diocesan Restoration Fund Committee, Selby Browne, thanked the Government of Trinidad and all companies that contribute to Heritage Sites of the National Trust.

Chairman Brown stated while some costs were met through the Church’s fundraising activities, additional funds are needed to have the restoration completed.

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