John Mason, Minister of the Hamilton Wesley Church 1985 - 1992.
by Don and Mavis Ebbott
The custodians of the church acted quickly after the disaster. Suters Architects were asked to assess the damage. Church decision makers needed to expert advice on whether it would be worthwhile repairing the building – if not, they would have to begin all over again.
In a delicate engineering feat, the bowed walls were eased back into position over many weeks of gentle pressure from huge strainer bars. Those bars have become part of the historical fabric of the church.
From the calmer perspective of his retirement years, John tells me: