The Golden Gate Spiritualist Church is currently contracting with Northgate Development to repair and renovate the existing deck and covered porch at the rear of the church, adjacent to the kitchen and office. This project will repair and replace the existing deck, remove the walls and windows from the enclosed porch, and add new steps and ramp. 


The original covered porch of the church was enclosed a number of years ago to create an additional meeting area, and was later used as office space. The siding and windows are in an almost derelict state.  The siding and windows will be removed, once again revealing the covered porch area. These repairs and renovations will restore the deck and porch to an outdoor gathering space for after service refreshments and a meeting space for members and visitors. The repairs will also address the deck and porch interface with the walls of the building, eliminating water intrusion and weather damage.


The derelict deck will be replaced with new decking, and new steps, ramp and handrails will be installed. Gutters will be installed, and waterproof paint will be applied to the entry, the patio and the ramps after the building area is repainted. 

We anticipate the cost of repairs and renovation to be at just over $65,280.00.

This is a substantial cost to the church, but absolutely necessary to maintain the integrity of the building structure and provide access and gathering area for members and visitors. We appreciate your support and assistance in helping us fund this major work project. Your donations to assist us in completing this work are deeply appreciated. 

Watch this space for progress photos.

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Former enclosed porch with sunroom windows 
Deck surface, new steps and ramp, post surrounds installed. June 30, 2022
Ramp and steps installed, decking installed, post surrounds and handrail supports framed. 
June 30, 2022
Repaired joists, new decking and new ramp in beginning stages. 
June 26, 2022
Wood deck, ramp and handrails removed, revealing joist conditions.
June 20, 2022
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Previous wood deck and handrail before demolition. 
Sunroom walls and windows removed, with porch revealed  June 20, 2022
Existing deck joists revealed, with previous handrail removed.
Deck, ramp and wood steps removed at existing building bathroom addition
June 20, 22
Thank you to
June Johnson
and David Haddick for the photographs.