WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington National Cathedral will host a celebratory evensong on Monday, June 15, 2015, marking the completion of Phase I in the building’s restoration efforts and giving thanks to those whose skills have made the repairs possible.

Restoration efforts at Washington National Cathedral began in March 2014 after the building suffered extensive structural damage in 2011 during the largest earthquake the East Coast had seen in nearly 115 years.

Phase I of the Cathedral’s restoration cost $10.5 million and encompassed all interior repairs and one–eighth of the building’s exterior restoration work. The next stage, Phase II, of the Cathedral’s restoration will complete the building’s remaining exterior repairs. Phase II of the Cathedral’s restoration is estimated to take over a decade and an estimated $22 million to complete.

WHAT: Weekday Evensong Celebrating the Completion of Phase I of the Cathedral’s Earthquake Restoration

WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Great Choir, east end of the Central Nave

News media are invited to attend and film the evensong. Interested media should contact Natalie Butz at West End Strategy Team at (202) 776-7700 or via email at [email protected]. All media should be in place by 5:00 p.m. ET. RSVPs will be required as space is limited. Outlets interested in covering the evensong MUST be credentialed by the Cathedral in advance.