Cathedral hall gets a makeover

AN ICONIC Griffith church has undergone an overhaul thanks to the generous donations of parishioners and a loan from the Diocese.

St Albans Anglican Cathedral hall had a significant face-lift after almost a century serving the people of Griffith.

The hall was built and consecrated as a church in 1929 by the Bishop of London and has had a few additions over the years.

But the renovations which included pulling out the stage, demolishing the old outdoor toilets and installing a new bathroom and kitchen indoors have restored the space to its original design.

The Church celebrated a special re-opening and blessing last Sunday, attended by the venerable Doctor Edwin Byford, the Anglican Diocesan Administrator.

Father Rob Harris said the hall was well overdue for renovations and had been timed perfectly.

"The hall was the original church it's still consecrated and we can hold services there," Father Rob said.

"Which we will be doing for about three weeks when the cathedral will be fitted out with new carpet and floor will be repolished."

The Cathedral works thanks to the generous donations of parishioners will begin on February 17.

Meanwhile, Father Rob said he had been fielding enquiries about the new medical centre being built next to the church.

"We haven't actually sold the land," Fr Rob said.

"We've given them a 20-year lease, which will help pay back the loan to the Diocese."

Father Rob with Adrienne Wilson and Dr Edwin Byford

Father Rob with Adrienne Wilson and Dr Edwin Byford


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