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All Saints Church

Children's Sabbath 2012

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

  • What are they waiting for?

    July 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The work crews left in late June and everyone in Northfield has been passing the church wondering when the doors will open.

    Fireside Chapel

    Soon! We have a beautiful, spacious, energy-efficient, but very empty (and slightly dusty) new facility. We're still waiting on furniture to arrive and on the reinstallation of our (expanded!) organ. Meanwhile, you're welcome to join a dusting party:

    Cleaning Party 

  • Lower level taking shape

    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.

    Lower level view looking toward Washington St entrance

    This is the lower level view looking towards the (boarded up) Washington St entrance.

    View a slideshow of more images from this tour

  • First Inside Tour

    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!

    East Wing closed in

    The new east entrance doesn't have a door yet, but you can begin to imagine it.

    New East entrance

    We got inside to take pictures for the first time this week, so check out the link below for a full slideshow.

    Fireside chapel from south

    More interior photos...

  • Finishing the Framing

    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...

    Finishing Framing

    Raising the roof trusses on the east wing.

    Finishing Framing

    Finishing the framing on the east wing.

    Finishing Framing

    Just about ready to close up the view from Washington St

  • Floor and Walls

    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.

    Washington St Entrance

     Our last look into the lower level entrance off of Washington St before they seal up the doors to keep in the heat.

    Walls and Snow 

    Snow can't keep the walls from going up!

  • Lower level walls taking shape

    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!

    Basement Perimeter

    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.

    Basement Walls

    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.

    Lower level entrance 

  • Ready for lower level walls

    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.

    Footings poured

    Footings poured 

  • Groundbreaking!

    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:



  • Demolition Complete!

    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:

    Pinkham Room Removal

    The historic church, free from any additions for the first time in more than a century:

    Pinkham Room Removal 

  • Demolition Begins!

    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:

     Last Prayers Before Construction

    and the next morning, the crew rolled in to begin demolishing our office:

    Start of Construction

    Start of Construction

    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.

  • First Service Away From Home

    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:

    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.

    First Service at 410 Stafford Lane

    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!

  • Preparing the Way

    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.

    Tree Work  After Tree Work

    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.