Even though the scaffolding stands around it, Christ Church Cathedral is expecting 4,500 people to come to Christmas services this week.
Reverend Peter Elliott says they couldn’t be in the church during renovations and were back in the building on November 30th.
“That was our hope that we’d able to get in before Christmas. We were delayed because we had an issue with dust that they found in one of the layers of the roof that was contaminated with lead.”
Last spring, the Church began construction on a $7.5 million roof replacement and new bell tower, which is set to be complete in June 2016.
Elliott is eagerly awaiting the day the glass bell spire will be ready.
“When the bell spire is done and the bells ring out, it’s going to be a very exciting day for us.”
Christ Church Cathedral has four services on Christmas Eve and two on Christmas Day.
With files from Kyle Benning