While the pandemic has caused many interruptions to our church community, one area of our church that has been hard at work has been our property team. Through the guidance and leadership of Leslie Robertshaw, Ma Grove and all members of the property commission, our property team has been maintaining our 40 acres and making signiﬁcant improvements to all areas of our property. From increasing our connectivity speeds for livestreaming in the Chapel, to signiﬁcant improvements to the arboretum and a thorough study of our stream and marsh lands, the property team has been identifying ways to improve the overall property experience for all members of our community.
The pandemic has allowed us to create new opportunities to use the property for worship and reﬂection in ways that we have not done in the past. As a result, the arboretum is in the process of a signiﬁcant transformation. Recently we held an All Parish Work Day, which gave us the chance to do a general clean-up of the area and make signiﬁcant improvements to the paths. New railroad tiles and wood chips have been laid down to clearly mark the paths to allow a safer and more contemplative experience, and the addition of a beautifully crafted cross should not be missed. We hope that the improvements to the arboretum will give us more of a chance to use the area for worship and bring more visitors to our property.
“The pandemic has allowed us to create new opportunities to use the property for worship and reﬂection in ways that we have not done in the past. ”
There are a couple of other projects that are currently under consideration, which we are hoping to complete during this “quiet time” on campus. The projects under consideration are a re-paving of all parking areas and roads through both sides of our property and the connection of St. David’s Episcopal Day School to the Radnor Township sewer system. While these projects will cause some disruption to our campus, we deem them necessary for the overall wellness and experience of the property. Updates to these projects will be provided as they develop.
The property team has worked incredibly hard to keep our campus looking beautiful and to provide us with an opportunity to enjoy contemplative walks or a peaceful rest on a bench in the arboretum. As you see the team around the grounds, please thank them for helping to provide us with a beautiful property where we can take time to enjoy all the God has given us.