Located in Ebute Metta, Lagos, the Cathedral of St. Jude had become derelict following the construction of a new building. When Bishop Akinpelu Johnson was appointed, his aim was to redevelop the old Cathedral as a focal point of the community. He believed that a new clock would be key to the refurbishment. After several years of fundraising and acquiring a local sponsor, the Bishop chose Smith of Derby to design, manufacture and install three new dials and a bell sound system.
Three 2.5m dials in opal acrylic with raised numerals are encased within an aluminium frame. The dials are illuminated at night and help to signal the new life of the building at the heart of the community. A bell sound system lls the air with traditional Westminster chimes.
Following the installation of the clock, more restoration work has taken place. New glass panels for the windows have been installed, pews painted and work on painting the exterior has been completed. We are proud to have been part of this revival of a signi cant church building.
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