BAY HEAD - More than a year since it was damaged by Sandy, a Bay Head church is ready to reopen to parishioners just before Christmas.

The All Saints Church was flooded with 9 feet of water during the hurricane, destroying five years' worth of renovations that had taken place before the storm.

The 124-year-old church has undergone repairs over the past year, with a new altar and pews and a new foundation installed to help keep the church standing. Reinforcement done before the storm managed to save the church's stained glass windows, which are more than 100 years old.

John Tym, of Tym Construction, says he promised the church they would be able to have Christmas Eve services in the reconstructed building. The church says plans are on to hold services on Christmas Eve after a re-consecration on Dec. 22.