It was a sunny and windy afternoon as about 50 people, including 10 priests, witnessed the groundbreaking and blessing ceremony of the new Church of the Transfiguration.
Archbishop William Goh presided at the event held at the building site at Punggol Central on Aug 6.
According to Fr Joachim Chang, who is in charge of the new church project, the hope is for the church to open on Aug 6, 2016, the Feast of the Transfiguration.
Archbishop Goh, in his homily, said that “adding one more church to the diocese means to say that the Church in Singapore is growing”.
“Coming together here to build this church is really ... to make Christ present in this part of Singapore,” he said.
In his speech, Fr Joachim thanked the archbishop for his trust in the project, and the building committee, who saw this as “their personal project”.
He noted that previously, they “have not raised any funds because we wanted to spend the first year to pray”.
However, they are beginning “to start working on the fundraising and we will see how it goes from here”.
Visit http://transfiguration.sg/ or the church’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/
Church-of-the-Transfiguration/702091309803773 for more information on the new church.
By Lorna O’Hara