It takes a village to raise a steeple

NORFOLK — On Dec. 9, 1811, when the residents of Norfolk voted by a two-thirds majority to build a new meeting house, they authorized a budget of $6,000 to replace the original church building on the hill, dating back to 1759. 

Today, in view of the decay of the more than 200-year-old steeple, the congregation of the Church of Christ Congregational in Norfolk is looking at a price tag of between $665,000 and $675,000 to replace the belfry, lantern tier, spire and weathervane that comprise the 43.5-foot steeple.  

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