For over 160 years, Zion Episcopal Church has watched over the village of Talbotton, GA. There are not many 160-year-old structures still standing in our country, much less in a small Southern town. While regular Sunday worship has long ceased, Zion stands as a witness to God's presence in Talbot County and is used for special services and events. Now, this treasured piece of history needs your help. If she is to remain as an example of long-suffering hope and tradition, she needs care and repair.
Over $80,000 is needed to fully accomplish the authentic restoration and preservation of this historic and holy sanctuary. However, as donations are received, the following immediate repairs will be conducted:
--decaying and separating flying buttresses --window glazing throughout --decaying window sill behind altar window --bell tower sheathing, as well as louvre vents --decaying outside walls and soffits
When our goal is reached, we will paint the exterior, replicate the wooden tracery of the bell tower, repair deteriorating shutters and rebuild back doors.
Built in 1848 by James Cottingham, master carpenter, of the finest "heart pine" and walnut lumber, Zion is an historical gem. It is only through the dedication of a small group of interested supporters that it has survived for the last 30 years.
Your help is needed! Any donation in any amount is welcome and appreciated. To God be the glory!