The Anglican Parish of Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, has started the construction of a new church — the Church of St. Cyprian and St. Mary.
This project will consist of a church and a parish hall.
The parish hall will be made available for a variety of community socials all under the one roof — church and hall.
This structure wil be about 8,000 sq. ft. The hall capacity will be about 200 people and the church will house about 100 people.
The structure will cost $450,000 and it is hoped it will be ready for Christmas services this year.
This is a huge undertaking.
The feedback we are receiving is very positive and the support is great.
As with any project of this size and magnitude, we need financial support not only from Newfoundlanders, especially Bell Islanders, living here in Newfoundland and Labrador, but from Bell Islanders living in Cambridge, the Greater Toronto Area and other cities in Ontario, western Canada and indeed all across Canada and anywhere else around the world.
We invite you, we want you, to be a part and to play a role in this church project. The walls are completed, the roof trusses are up and the roof has been sheeted up with plywood.
The windows, siding and doors will soon arrive. The shingles will be installed shortly.
Mr. Ron Reid, project manager, the crew of Billy Bickford, Johnny Dobbin, Johnny Littlejohn, Teddy Mitchell, Bobby Peddle, Gerald Bickford and Gord Clarke are doing fantastic work.
They are totally dedicated and committed to the construction of our church.
Also, we must not forget the dedication and hard work of our volunteers and working committees. This is greatly appreciated.
As I mentioned earlier, we need help and our parish wants to give everyone an opportunity to be a part of this church project.
The parish needs to raise more funds to complete our dream, our new beginning and new hope into the future.
We need your financial support.
Please support us. (For details on making donations, call 709-579-9227.)
Rev. Ron Lee