Work starts on £1million Baptist Chapel

PUBLISHED: 13:45 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 13:52 24 February 2014

Dig This-Parishioners joined pastor Darryl Holmes and contactors for the turf cutting on the site of the new Baptist Church in Kilmington on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mha 4140-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk

Dig This-Parishioners joined pastor Darryl Holmes and contactors for the turf cutting on the site of the new Baptist Church in Kilmington on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mha 4140-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk

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Residents at Kilmington gather to see the first turf cut for the new church development next to the village hall

An architect's impression of the new Baptist Chapel next to the village hall at Kilmington An architect's impression of the new Baptist Chapel next to the village hall at Kilmington

Work has finally begun on a £1million new Baptist Chapel in Kilmington.

Parishioners gathered on the site next to the village hall on Sunday to see the first turf cut, ready for construction work to get under way.

Pastor Darrell Holmes said the new chapel represents a major investment in the village to create a flexible building for the benefit of congregation and community alike.

Kilmington’s previous Baptist Chapel was destroyed in a fire in 2009.

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