Teachers college gets new chapel, opening next month


THE new K7 million Catholic church chapel built at the Holy Trinity Teachers College in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, will soon be used by students, staff and the surrounding communities.
The chapel was jointly funded by the Catholic Joint Venture Agency which comprised of the archdiocese of Mt Hagen and Madang and diocese of Goroka, Kundiawa, Mendi and Wabag.
Contractor Gold Bell Construction’s Jessie Coles believes the project will be completed next month.
Coles said they were doing final works on the building, which can accommodate about 700 people.
College principal Michael Miamel said they were planning to stage a three-day event from Aug 14-16 to coincide with the official opening.
Miamel said Cardinal Sir John Ribat and two archbishops would attend the occasion.
“Since the old chapel was demolished, Sunday services have been held inside the Ross Meir hall. Now we are happy that we have the new chapel to attend Sunday services,” Miamel said.
He said the college was built in 1957 and many buildings needed urgent repairs.

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