Last updated: 26 May 2017
*The plans are currently being fine-tuned based on the needs of the priests and parishioners, all images are proposed based on careful consideration and feedback but are NOT FINAL
*Please DO NOT entertain anyone soliciting money for our renovation fundraising. Persons will need to be authorized by the committee to solicit donations, We will officially announce when initiatives begin. Do be cautious.
In light of being an Evangelical and Missionary Church, we desire to be open to all God’s people; Optimising existing space, improving accessibility and drawing more people to His Church. We want to continue to strive to be a community of 'Disciples Making Disciples'.
As such, in line with our vision shared on the 24th September 2015, we will be embarking on an approximately 2-year renovation plan to enhance our parish and address all the repairs needed. We have identified 4 main areas to focus on: The Parish Hall, The Main Church/ Entrance, The Priest Quarters/Parish Offices, and the Canteen. The parish-appointed work group is currently working on refining the plans according to our approved budget.
This project is not just the work of a few but is truly built by the entire church, the body of Christ. We invite you to participate in the building of our vision and mission of the parish together. Thank you for your patience and willingness thus far to invest yourself through the resources God has given you - your energy, your prayers, and your money - in this work to which God calls us to. We will update you periodically, here as well as in Church, as the plans firm up and move forward. We pray that this renovations will be led by our good shepherd, and bear fruit in our lives.
“O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own." - 1 Chronicles 29:16
Parish Hall & Playground
The Parish hall will move to the third floor of the parish centre. To host more events, we will adopt a pillar-free design as well as a higher ceiling and improved sound systems. The hall will also include partitions to split the hall into smaller rooms.
The playground will also be relocated to the third floor to free up the area between the three buildings currently. It will also be an area for child-minding while events in the parish hall are ongoing.
The Main Church & Entrance
We want to invite and proclaim to neighbours or passers-by that we are a Catholic church, therefore our church entrance needs to be made more prominent.
The lighting and aircon systems need to be improved and upgraded to create a good atmosphere for us to focus on Jesus.
Our porch will also be levelled and adjusted to make it more accessible and rain-proof! The bookshop will be moved to the front and made more inviting as it is a means to promote our faith.
Priest Quarters & Parish Offices
Our Shepherds need a good place to rest and recharge, the current conditions are far from ideal and need a lot of sprucing up.
The offices will relocate to level two, to create a more conducive work environment for our priests and staff. There will also be dedicated meeting rooms, a counting room, archival/server room and counselling rooms.
We will move the canteen to level one of the parochial building so that capacity is increased by 25%, so that it becomes a conducive place for communal gathering and the running of several parish programmes. A bigger kitchen with windows will also be installed.
The existing canteen will become a multi-usable space: where prayers and gatherings can be held.