West Legon Presby builds new chapel

Chapel dedication pixThe Grace Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at West Legon, Accra, on Sunday, inaugurated its new church building and an office block.

The ceremony brought together chairpersons of some of the presbyteries across the country, traditional leaders and past leaders of the church.

The two facilities which cost GH¢3.6 million, include a basement with 300 sitting capacity, a place for nursing mothers, conference room, 12 washrooms, an acoustic ceiling, an audio visual room, eight offices, sick bay, cctv control room, among others.

In his speech, The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, the outgoing moderator, said the edifice should motivate the leadership and members to work hard to win more souls for God.

He added that, the project was a sign of more good things to happen to the church and therefore urged them to work hard to achieve their goals.

The building, he said, should be seen as a project provided through God’s grace, adding that, it should be managed well to bring comfort to people while they worshipped during church service.

The moderator indicated that, the serene atmosphere of the church premise was a sign of good work that had gone into putting up such a magnificent project, adding that, he prays the presence of God would always be with them.

Rev. Martey encouraged other branches of the church to emulate the example of the Grace Congregation, saying, “you may consult them when you want to start a similar project like this”.

Mr. Maxwell Antwi-Bamfo, chairman of the building project committee said it took the church three and a half years to complete both facilities.

He added that, the church used to have their service at a garage but had to develop the land due to an increase in the number of members.

“We started from a garage at the basement which could contain only few people but when the membership increased we saw the need to come out with this vision and by God’s grace it is a reality”, he said.

Mr. Antwi- Bamfo also disclosed that, the basement had been refurbished for the Young People’s Guild (YPG) to use for their activities.

Committees and individuals who contributed to the realisation of the building were awarded with plaques and citations.

 

By Luther King Owusu-Amoah

 

 

 

 

 

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