St Al­ban Church to have priest quar­ters, parish hall soon

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY -

SARIKEI: St Al­ban Angli­can Church in Susur Jambu here will have two struc­tures added to the com­plex soon.

The priest in-charge Fr Ren­tap Nuang said the pro­posed struc­tures are a priest quar­ters and a parish hall to sit on a 1,812-square me­tre land be­side the church. Due to lim­ited fund avail­able, they would start with the priest quar­ters first, to be com­pleted within 36 months, be­fore un­der­tak­ing the parish hall project.

He, how­ever, did not dis­close the to­tal amount raised thus far nor did he dis­close the es­ti­mated cost of the pro­posed projects.

Nev­er­the­less, the Parochial Church Coun­cil (PCC) will em­bark on an ag­gres­sive fund- rais­ing drive, he said dur­ing the site bless­ing and earth-break­ing cer­e­mony of the pro­posed projects last Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Though the pro­posed projects are just about to take off, he is con­fi­dent they would be com­pleted with the tire­less ef­forts of the PCC and prayers from every­body here, Fr Ren­tap said.

Bishop of Kuch­ing (Sarawak) and Brunei the right Rev Danald Jute was on hand to per­form the earth-break­ing cer­e­mony, in the pres­ence of di­rec­tor of Unit for Other Re­li­gions (Uni­for) Datu Dr Nge­nang Jangu, chief reg­is­trar of Sarawak Bu­mi­put­era Court Datu Michael Dawi and Fa­ther Ren­tap.

Bishop Danald and Fr Ren­tap thanked Nge­nang and Michael for ren­der­ing as­sis­tance to re­alise the projects. They also thanked the Sarawak gov­ern­ment for pro­vid­ing the site and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Danald (right) and Nge­nang per­form the earth- break­ing cer­e­mony while oth­ers look on.

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