New Mormon church will be the city’s biggest
AUGUSTINE Heights is set to be home of Ipswich’s largest church.
An impressive new structure belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church, is nearing completion.
The Mormon Church purchased the land where the place of worship will be constructed from the Springfield Land Corporation.
The organisation approached the Ipswich City Council in 2013 for approvals and all planning requirements have all been met. Construction of the church is in full swing and it is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The impressive structure on the corner of Augusta Parkway and Leon Capra Drive features a distinctive spire which can be seen right across the suburb. Deputy Mayor Paul Tully said the multi-million dollar church and administrative centre would be a notable addition to the community.
Cr Tully said the Church was “a welcome addition to the community”.
“This will not only be a place of worship but also serve as the administrative hub for church operations across the local area,” Cr Tully said.
“The 2000 square metre centre will have the capacity to seat up to 1200 people. That gives the church the largest seating capacity in the city. As well as being used for seminary classes it will be an ideal venue for cultural and social events. The eastern suburbs of Ipswich has a very diverse range of church groups and they will be welcome in Augustine Heights.”
NRL stars Ben Hannant and William Hopoate are Mormons and have been outstanding representatives of their faith.