All Saints Church
The community of All Saints Episcopal Church in Northfield, Minnesota welcomes you.
Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome to participate in the life of the Episcopal Church.
We're currently remaking our downtown facility, so all activities are happening at 410 Stafford Lane in Dundas. [MAP]
Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m., with programs for all ages.
Building Renewal News
- February 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm
Shortly after our last tour, the floors for the lower level were poured, and now we have walls and stairs fully framed in throughout the building.
This is the lower level view looking towards the (boarded up) Washington St entrance.
- February 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm
The building is pretty much sealed up against our extreme cold, so most of the changes are now happening inside. The east wing is starting to look real, with the fireplace chimney space being used as a temporary entrance!
The new east entrance doesn't have a door yet, but you can begin to imagine it.
We got inside to take pictures for the first time this week, so check out the link below for a full slideshow.
- January 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm
The bitter cold over the last few weeks has kept the work crews at home some, but in the last few days they've made a lot of progress finishing up the exterior framing. Soon we'll have to start posting updates from inside...
Raising the roof trusses on the east wing.
Finishing the framing on the east wing.
Just about ready to close up the view from Washington St
- December 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Despite bitter cold and a little bit of snow, the construction crew has been busy getting the upper level floor laid and the walls framed in on top. Next week: roof framing!
The basement ceiling/main level floor closes up the lower level.
Our last look into the lower level entrance off of Washington St before they seal up the doors to keep in the heat.
Snow can't keep the walls from going up!
- November 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Over the last couple of weeks, the concrete perimeter walls for the lower level have gone in, followed by some interior framing. Next up, a floor!
Once the concrete outer walls were in place, workers began to frame in the interior walls on the lower level, in order to support to the ceiling/main level floor.
From Washington St, you can now see the shape of the new lower level entrance, which will provide handicapped access to the lower level of the church for the first time.
- October 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm
The crews have been working steadily to get all the concrete work done before winter arrives. The footings have been poured, and we're nearly ready to pour the lower level walls. You can see the forms in place and ready to go on the east wing.
- October 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm
After the demolition was complete, we had a matter of hours before construction would begin, so we called everyone together for a quick but historic groundbreaking:
- September 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm
Over the last couple of days, the crew carefully separated the additions from the historic church, and then in came the heavy equipment to pull them down and away.
The east end of the addition coming down:
The historic church, free from any additions for the first time in more than a century:
- September 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm
After many weeks of legal wrangling over property title issues, we're cleared to begin construction!
We had a final service of prayers for the project and the community before the historic church is locked up for nine months:
and the next morning, the crew rolled in to begin demolishing our office:
Meanwhile, crews are working inside the addition attached to the church to disconnect the add-ons so that they too can be removed. In a few short days, only the original 1866 church will remain on the property.
- August 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm
After a busy Saturday moving the last of our furnishings and years of accumulated stuff out of our Washington Street home, we had our first Sunday service at 410 Stafford Lane:
It may take us a few weeks to get used to folding chairs and fluorescent lights, but it was a Spirit-filled morning of song and prayer and good company.
We're now waiting on several last pre-construction processes to complete, so it may be a couple of weeks before demolition begins. Watch this spot!
- August 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm
Work is already underway to prepare our site for the start of construction. Most visibly, the large evergreen trees at the front of the church have just been removed.
The trees were reaching the end of their lifespan, and would have been undermined by the excavation process, so we decided to replace them as part of the landscaping of the new addition.
Somewhat less visibly, the white truck you can see in the second photo is an asbestos abatement crew, removing some hazardous materials from the church office in preparation for demolition.
- July 31, 2013 at 7:16 pm
All Saints' building renewal is on track! We have received final approval from the Trustees and Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to proceed with our project.
Final plans are being prepared by the architects, and bridge loan documents are being prepared by the bank, in anticipation of a mid-August ground-breaking. Watch this spot for an official date as soon as we have one.
Meanwhile, the congregation's last Sunday service on Washington Street until construction is completed will be August 4. After that, we will be gathering every week at 410 Stafford Lane in Dundas. Please join us!