High in the air and teetering as close as possible to the Christ Church steeple, workers have begun repainting the building for the first time since the 1920s.
It's a job that has been high on the list of things to do this year, according to Christ Church warden Jenny Moreny, who said the steeple work was the second stage of a big restoration project.
“The last few weeks have been too windy for this type of work so today is finally the day,” she said.
“We have already done some of the fairly high windows and with any luck, it will all be finished by Christmas.”
Jenny said local painter Aldo Solano had been commissioned for the job to reinvigorate the steeple and other parts of the building on Woongarra Street.
2019 a year full of work for Christ Church
She said it wasn't the only refurbishment work that had been done, with 2019 a year full of change for the church.
“The church was built in 1927 and not very much has been done to it until now,” she said.
“We decided we really needed to do it because it is our heritage and it is such a beautiful building.”
Jenny said the whole church had all of the window glass taken out and re-worked earlier in the year.
“They really look beautiful.
“The six Peace Bells were also introduced this year and we have also had the organ transformed back to its former glory.”
Jenny said the organ was the original instrument of the Church and had been in the building since its official opening in 1927.
“It's a very old organ, there are only three of its kind in Australia,” she said.
“While it was working it wasn't as good as it should be but now it is back to its original glory.”
The last of the refurbishments to Christ Church are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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