The capital campaign started with work to the roof since it had leaks. Without a good roof, all the work completed under it is at jeopardy. The slate roof we have on the church is fairly unique to the area and repairs require special skills and techniques that are generally not taught on this side of the country. An experienced contractor from the mid-west was brought in to complete the work. Before new slate could be attached however there was significant work to be completed mostly on the large rain gutters surrounding the lower edge of the roof. They are built up structures of wood and covered in copper. Much wood rot had to be removed and replaced with new timber and a new copper covering of the gutters and valleys were added. We can now expect many years service without major repairs.