Sacred Heart Church To Be Rebuilt Soon
Seven years after the Sacred Heart Church has been destroyed by fire, efforts are now being made for the re-construction of a new Church Building on Main Street. With just about $24M in hand and $60M more to be raised to reach the target, works on the building are expected to start soon. It was also disclosed that once the church reach’s its target of $84M, the spanking new building will be up before the end of the year.
In an interview with this newscast Chairman of the church’s Re-building Committee Ramsay Ali said that the church after being given the green light two years ago to re-build, has decided that it will do so this year. Ramsay said even though the funds at the moment are insufficient, it is believed that making a start will help to speed up the process.
Further disclosing that the plan is to build a smaller church, Ramsay said that the architectural lay out will be a bit different to the old building.
Ally said too that the church will mainly be raising funds through corporate Guyana, friends in the North American Diaspora and fund raising events. It was on the December 25th 2004- a Christmas day that the Sacred Heart Church went up in flames, burning flat to the ground. The fire was said to be electrical in nature. The adjoining school-Sacred Heart primary was also destroyed.
Members of the Catholic Community said they lost not only place of worship, but many of its outreach programs were severely affected.