New steeple placed on Pomfret church after devastating fire - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New steeple placed on Pomfret church after devastating fire

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A new church steeple was dangling in the wind on Tuesday and waiting for its big moment at the top of the "new" First Congregational Church of Pomfret. (WFSB) A new church steeple was dangling in the wind on Tuesday and waiting for its big moment at the top of the "new" First Congregational Church of Pomfret. (WFSB)
POMFRET,CT (WFSB) -

Church members never lost faith after they lost their house of worship in a devastating fire in Pomfret.

Now they are celebrating a major milestone in the rebuilding effort.

On Tuesday morning, a new church steeple dangling in the wind, waiting for its big moment at the top of the "new" First Congregational Church of Pomfret.

In December of 2013, the First Congregational Church of Pomfret accidentally caught fire when a contractor was doing some work on the old building.

The fire quickly spread, and it was a total loss.

"It's just thrilling to have watched it and to have seen it go so smoothly is an answer to prayer - even before that last piece went up, the workers called me over along with our construction manager and asked if we would just pray,” said Pastor Thomas Crumb.

The steeple was installed after years of reconstruction, community involvement, and fundraising.

"The old church was built in 1832 but this is almost a precise replica of it,” said Peter Lange, worship leader.

While this is a big step, they still have a lot of work to do inside the church, where they hope to welcome church members back into the building before the end of October.

"It’s exciting, it really is. It’s going to be good for the town, good for the church, it's a great thing,” Lange said.

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