Community welcomes Wesleyan church’s expansion plan
HUNDREDS of parishioners gathered in Maryborough at the weekend for the turning of the first sod for a new state-of-the-art auditorium.
Rob Simpson, senior pastor of the Maryborough Wesleyan Church, said the new facility would seat up to 600 people and cater for formal and casual events.
"Construction will take approximately 22 weeks," he said.
"This building is simply the next stage in achieving our mission of serving God and serving this city."
Ms Simpson said Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell attended the occasion and spoke highly of the church's involvement in the community through school chaplaincy and FoodBasket, a low-cost food club supporting families and individuals on low incomes.
"Pastor Stephen Jobe also spoke on behalf of the Maryborough Minister's Fellowship indicating that the churches in Maryborough are supportive of this initiative."
The Maryborough Wesleyan Church is located on Gayndah Rd, Maryborough West.