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Check here for updates and information you will need during the construction of the new Parish House. Listings will appear chronologically from the most recent to the oldest.


Brickwork Progresses
September 24, 2020 (36 photos)
The brickwork is progressing and walls are being finished inside. The rood screen base is installed.
A Sneak Peak Inside
September 17, 2020 (36 photos)
Photos of the developments going on INSIDE the new Parish House.
A View Inside
September 3, 2020 (31 photos)
The brickwork is progressing and take a look inside at all the new developments.
Porch Windows
August 5, 2020 (6 photos)
Windows installed on the cottage porch and stone base perimeter progressing, to be followed up with the brickwork (brick pallets now on site). Assembly Room is filled with metal scaffolding and metal work platforms for ceiling patching and painting.
Main Entrance Work Begins
July 30, 2020 (6 photos)
Scaffolding being erected for ceiling patching and painting in Assembly Room. Excavation and rebar installation for new front entrance and concrete pouring began.
New Terrace Appears
July 23, 2020 (8 photos)
New stonework dressing up the kitchen ramp facing and the new glassed-in porch at rear Cottage entrance. Lots of work done last week on the new terrace. Roof is progressing with the slate shingles waiting for their final home.
Ramp to the Kitchen
July 9, 2020 (5 photos)
Sheathing and framing taking place along with the new entrance ramp being constructed at the kitchen entrance.
Roofing Begins
July 16, 2020 (9 photos)
Prep for slate roofing Prep work for new Terrace slab pour Taping, spackling, and sanding of interior Cottage drywall completed Exterior stonework started at rear Cottage entrance New Kitchen hoods installed
We Have A Building
July 2, 2020 (7 photos)
Sheet rockers are rocking and rolling. Still working on the 200 sheets of plywood. Tying the rebars in the kitchen area ramp.
Framing Nears Completion
June 25, 2020 (14 photos)
The new construction framing is almost complete and the foundation for the ramp leading to the kitchen is going in.
Framing Continues
June 18, 2020 (10 photos)
Mechanical and electrical rough-ins New structural framing and decking at Cottage Porch Foundation excavation began for new ramp to the Kitchen entrance Roof rafters progressing
Drone Photos New Building
June 12, 2020 (29 photos)
• Drone photos-Alex Nagel • New entry space • New lower level classrooms • New entrance to lower level • Assembly Room, Shortridge Room, Sexton’s Cottage and upper level old building renovations • 2nd fl new building looking toward the churchyar
June 12 Drone Fly Around
Second Floor Appears
June 5, 2020 (8 photos)
The second floor framing goes into place, the Cottage porch is replaced and the new electrical service is installed.
Sealing and Restoration
May 28, 2020 (6 photos)
Foam insulation goes into the Cottage. Taking a load of windows off site for repairs and restoration.
Prepping 2nd Floor Walls
May 21, 2020 (8 photos)
Mock-up sample of the blue ceiling panels for the Assembly Room Carpenters getting ready to lift the second-floor walls into place Extensive new wood framing in the Cottage Installation of the new storm water structure at the Fishers Road entrance
Building Takes Shape
May 15, 2020 (9 photos)
Photos by Carter Young showing excavation for installation for the underground storm water stone recharge bed, preparation of the arched ceiling panels in the Assembly Room for new architectural finishes, patching the existing stone walls and new int
Restart of Construction Following Corona Shut-down
May 8, 2020 (3 photos)
The construction restarts following the shutdown for Corona virus. Framing of the new building takes shape.
Elevator Shaft Complete
March 12, 2020 (25 photos)
The elevator shaft is about completed, the wall has been removed to make way for the new access ramp top the new kitchen and infrastructure installation is taking place in the 1885 building.
An Open Cottage
March 5, 2020 (25 photos)
WOW, just WOW! The Cottage is gutted and shows signs of a spectacular space to come. The elevator shaft approaches completion and foundation for the new stairwell and plumbing in basement are going into place.
Stone Masons
February 27, 2020 (21 photos)
The ground has been filled-in next to the new foundation walls, the new raised door entering into the new kitchen is being installed and the stone masons are busy closing up the exposed wall openings on the old Parish House.
Glass-Enclosed Porch Framing is Up
February 20, 2020 (18 photos)
The large mound of ground has disappeared from the front of the cottage, the flooring is going in for the new addition and the framing for the glass-enclosed porch addition to the cottage is in place.
Steel Frame Appearing
February 13, 2020 (25 photos)
With the demolition pretty much behind us, we’re beginning to see the fruits of CONstruction: steel framing appearing on the new building, new steel supports in place in the old building and new walls appearing for the new kitchen and hallway.
Droning the Construction
February 6, 2020 (7 photos)
Drone photos of the construction site showing foot print of the new building and the near completion of the foundation walls.
Steel Arrives
January 30, 2020 (25 photos)
The steel has arrived for the new supports in the 1885 building and the foundation walls for the new building are nearing completion with back-fill progressing along the new building.
Elevator Shaft Appearing
January 23, 2020 (15 photos)
We are beginning to see: • the start of the back-filling along the basement walls and the size of the mounds of dirt starting to shrink. • work starting on the new Stair Tower. • the Elevator Shaft beginning to rise from the basement.
Lots of Concrete
January 17, 2020 (12 photos)
Lots of concrete was poured this week forming the foundation walls for the new building.
Footprint of New Building Taking Shape
January 2, 2020 (18 photos)
Photos of the foundation for the new building and continued demolition inside the 1885 building.
New Banner Displays
The lower level walls of the new construction are taking shape and new banner display views of what's to come from each side.
Walls Are Going Up and Being Broken Through
December 12, 2019 (23 photos)
The walls of the foundation are going in and the wall going from the Assembly Room into the former Sexton's Cottage is broken through.
Laying the Foundation
December 5, 2019 (13 photos)
The foundation for the new wing of the Parish House goes in.
Major Prep Work Continues
November 21, 2019 (22 photos)
The shoring up of the old foundation is nearly complete and the cut-through from the Assembly Room to Sexton's Cottage beginning.
November 14, 2019 (17 photos)
Shoring up the foundation of the 1889 building in advance of the poring of the foundation for the new building. There’s lots happening inside the 1889 building and you can view it here.
No More Inside Stairwell
November 7, 2019 (19 photos)
There’s no more inside stairwell! The stairs were removed in anticipation of the enlargement of the kitchen and upstairs classroom. Temporary outdoor stairs are in place for access. More walls were removed and prep work continues for the foundation.
Swimming Pool?
October 31, 2019 (17 photos)
Kinda looks like we're building a swimming pool. . . Not much was accomplished on the dig due to the weather this week. However, interior demolition and preparation continues.
Sagging Beam Discovered
October 25, 2019 (25 photos)
The beam above the Shortridge Room and below Room 206 was discovered to be cracked and sagging 2.5 inches. Just lucky we didn't have any catastrophes. It will be replaced. More demo and prep continues.
The "Dig" Begins
October 17, 2019 (25 photos)
Photos of more demolition and preparation inside and the beginning of the "dig" for the new construction foundation.
More Demo Photos
October 11, 2019 (18 photos)
More photos of the inside demolition going on in the 1889 Parish House.
Inside Demo October 3
October 3, 2019 (21 photos)
Although there was not much visible from the outside, there was much work going on inside--taking down walls, etc.
Sept 16-20 Time Lapse Video

Drone Photos of the Demolition
September 2019 (34 photos)
Drone photos of Parish House demolition and construction site
Time Lapse of Parish House Demolition

Month of August 2019

Cumby Sign


  • Asbestos Abatement work to be completed by Friday, August 9, 2019. Connell-Greene Consulting, Inc. to issue the Clean Air Certificate.
  • The specified soil erosion controls and existing tree protection to be installed by W.S. Cumby’s site subcontractor starting Wed., August 7, 2019. Upon completion of these two items, Lower Merion Township’s arborist and building inspector will inspect the completed work for township compliance; upon receipt of their approval, W.S. Cumby is expecting the release of the approved Lower Merion Township Building Permit.
  • The removal of approximately. 3-5 existing trees in, or close to the construction area footprint has been scheduled for the week of August 12, 2019.
  • W.S. Cumby’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors will be working in the existing Parish House the week of August 12 to disconnect and cap existing utilities, in preparation for the start of the bulk demolition work.
  • W.S. Cumby’s bulk demolition subcontractor, Diplomat Demolition Company, is intending to commence all operations during the week of August 19, 2019 for the complete demolition and off-site removal of the front portion of the existing Parish House. This bulk demolition work is anticipated to take four weeks to complete. Interior demolition work, excavation, and foundation work will start immediately thereafter.
Week of July 29
As you can see, the construction fencing went up this week along with electrical hook-ups for construction. The asbestos abatement is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week with demolition of the 1950s portion of the Parish House scheduled to begin August 12. We hope to have the streaming camera up and operating with a live-feed on our website by then. We'll keep you posted.
Week of July 22
As the asbestos abatement continued (with more discovered), the two fuel tanks were removed on either side of the Parish House and the construction trailor was installed. The construction fencing should appear soon. You can view videos of the tank removals here on our Facebook page.
Week of July 15

The staff continued to settle into our "new" digs at 211 Pennswood Road. Stop in and visit! If you visit, use the driveway which has two parking spaces in the front with numerous more parking spaces in the rear of the house. Please do not park on Pennswood Road.

The asbestos abatement began in the old Parish House this week and is running slightly ahead of schedule. The Parish House is now officially a construction site and is off limits to any non-construction personel.

The fencing along with the construction trailor are scheduled to be installed next week. Soon after that we hope to have a live-streaming camera with a link on our website for you to have a birdseye view of all the happenings, particularly the demolition. 

Week of July 8
WOW, the evacuation of the Parish House was completed this week with the moving of the Parish Offices to 211 Pennswood Road. You will find us all there now. Here are a few photos of the old Parish House empty along with some from our "new" digs in 211.



Week of July 7

The Parish Offices will move to 211 Pennswood Road on Monday & Tuesday, July 7 & 8. Please be patient as we get settle in our "new" digs. We hope to be fully functional by the end of that week.

Week July 1

All items, with the exception of the OFFICES, will be moved out of the Parish House this week. All meetings and Sunday Nursery are now located in the Parish House Annex. The Parish Offices move next week July 7 & 8. Please allow for some down-time. We hope to be up and running by the end of the week.

Week of June 24

The Parish House closes to all meetings, both for parish committees and outside groups. All meetings will take place in the Parish House Annex (temporary units next to the church along Pennswood Rd) throughout the duration of the construction project. Begining Sunday, June 30, the Nursery will be housed in the Parish House Annex. The Parish Offices will continue to function in Parish House until Monday, July 8, at which time they will move to 211 Pennswood Rd. Please allow a few days for the "dust to settle" in the move. We hope to be up and functioning by the end of that week.

Week of June 2

Temporary units delivered and installation begins for the Parish House Annex located next to the Church along Pennswood Road. During construction, the Parish House Annex will be the home to the Sunday Nursery and Church School and meetings throughout the week.