Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of First Church in Cambridge. A wrought iron chandelier hangs in the foreground.

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Summer Staffing and Building Hours

May 20, 2024

As many of you know, longtime sexton George Williams has been on medical leave for many months as he has been experiencing a difficult recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Additionally, our Sunday morning sexton Jonathan Splaine will not be working this summer as he focuses on some pressing family matters. We are grateful to sextons Steve Brown, Douglas Casey, and Kevin Newell, as well as Facilities Manager Lee Prouty, for stepping up and taking on more hours over the past months to make sure we have the coverage our busy building needs.

Because of our limited staffing and the slower building pace during the summer, we will reduce our building hours starting in June. On most Saturdays in June, the building will close at 6:00 p.m., and on most Sundays in June, the building will close at 3:00 p.m. In July and August, our hours are further reduced. On most weekdays, the building will close at 7:00 p.m. On most Saturdays, the building will close at 4:00 p.m., and on most Sundays, at 3:00 p.m. Closing times may vary if there are previously scheduled events taking place. If you have questions about the summer building schedule, please contact Director of Operations Kirsten Manville.