If you’ve visited us inside the Cathedral recently, you’re likely familiar with the sight of a construction zone going up in the Crossing and the Great Choir. We are currently focusing our conservation efforts on cleaning and maintaining the Guastavino dome above the Crossing, and deinstalling the pipes of the Great Organ for cleaning and maintanence following the damage done to them in the 2019 Palm Sunday fire.
This construction work has resulted in ongoing noise and occasional disruptions inside the Cathedral. While we look forward to the end results of these projects, we apologize for the noise, disruptions, and scaffolding that visitors will experience in the meantime. We appreciate your patience, and cannot wait to share the unveiling of our beautifully preserved Guastavino ceiling and dome, and the eventual return of our world-renowned Great Organ with all of you.
As a result of this work, our midday 12:15pm Holy Eucharist services will be moving to the Chapel of Saint Ansgar for the time being.
Additionally, for those visiting the Cathedral in search of a quiet place for meditation, reflection, or prayer, we recommend planning your visit on a weekend when construction is paused.
For more information on the construction taking place and the impacts it will have on daily life at the Cathedral, please visit our blog at stjohndivine.org/news