William A. Kibbe & Associates provided architectural and engineering design services for renovations to St. Michael Church in New Lothrop, MI.
This historic parish was founded in 1865, and the current church structure was completed in 1920. Beautiful details in this project are seen throughout the renovated sanctuary and nave, updated finishes and lighting, as well as other renovations to the lobby, entrances, and more.
The interior design elements were a collaboration effort between Kibbe, St. Jude Liturgical Art Studio, as well as members of the St. Michael parish community.
The renovation includes the incorporation of 100-year old pews and repainted Stations of the Cross from other closed churches. A reclaimed stained glass window from the 1883 church was another special addition. These items bring with them so much history in addition to matching the aesthetic of the church.
“The apse [semicircular recess at the front of the church] has been totally restored to the 1920s space that it was,” said Father John Cotter, pastor of St. Michael Parish.
Read more about this project in the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw’s published feature on St. Michael from their March/April edition of Faith Saginaw.