Workers have put the finishing touch on the Havelock Wesleyan Church.
A crowd of onlookers watched and applauded as workers used a crane to lift the steeple and set it in place on top of the newly constructed sanctuary in Hassetts on Tuesday, June 19.
Pastor Peter Hayes said the fiberglass steeple has been at the construction site since March but they decided to wait until the exterior was finished before putting it up.
“We used the steeple as the finishing touch since the exterior is pretty much completed except for the landscaping,” said Hayes.
Many of those in attendance took the opportunity to sign their names to the inside of the steeple before it was hoisted off the ground.
Fire destroyed the Havelock Church on March 22, 2011 and the congregation decided to build in a new location on property donated by church members Hallett and Harriet Sabean of Hassetts.
A sod turning ceremony was held on August 16, 2011 and construction began in November.
Pastor Hayes said there is no exact time to move into the new sanctuary from their temporary location at the Weymouth AD Lab.
“We are hoping to move into the new building sometime in August or September but there is not exact timeline as the interior electrical work and drywall needs completing,” he said.
“Things are going really well, the church is excited and we are anxious to move in.”