The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem.
The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling so drab that he could barely make out his congregants from the pulpit.
"You want to be able to see people's reactions. The whole place just felt dark and dreary," he said. "That's not what you want in a place of worship."
Now the building, 157 years old this year, has a new look and feel. Church members are about to experience the results of a 10-week, $310,000 renovation that has revealed...