“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

— 2 Corinthians 9:7

We are trying to reach out to the charitable hearts to save this church to serve future generations and our local community as brothers and sisters in Christ. To make this dream a reality, we need your talent, prayers and  financial support. Help us save this unique architectural landmark.

St. Mary and Archangel Michael Church restoration project and needs

The initiative known as the Lock Street Charrette has identified the St. Francis Xavier Church as an important asset to the Nashua community. Its restoration has the support of the City of Nashua  and our  Mayor, Jim Donchess.

Currently, several projects are needed to preserve this great building. The church is conducting an engineering assessment to determine the scope of work and put in place an ongoing preservation plan. The property also requires stone work restoration, replacement of roof and flashing, windows and other structural elements which are causing water damage.  In addition, there are several ongoing internal projects due to the age of the building which need updating such as interior painting, upgrading the electrical system, The heating system, renovating the kitchen and bathrooms, renovating the rectory building and repaving the parking lot.

St. Mary and Archangel Michael Church restoration project and needs

The property is over 120 years old. The church is showing its age with multiple cracks along the façade of the building in the stonework.  The two towers on the façade of the church and the stonework need immediate attention.

The St. Mary & Archangel Michael congregants and the French Hill community are requesting your support to begin this initiative and preserve  Nashua’s rich history and this distinct architectural landmark.

Our target is to raise close to $3 million dollars to meet all these needs.

How Can you Help?

  • FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS & DONATIONS: We need your financial support. Donations can be made online, by direct deposit, or by checks payable to St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church.
  • AUTOMATED CONTRIBUTIONS & PLEDGES: Automated pledges will serve as a backbone for financial support for ongoing projects. You can contact us below or sign up online through stmarycoptsnh.org.
  • REFERRALS: Spread the word to family, friends and coworkers to take the blessings of this endeavor.
Light on a Hill

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