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Church renovation triggers a row

  • Church renovation triggers a row

    Summary: Vicar’s claimThe attempt by parish authorities now was to use wood to restore the original look, said Fr. Parish authorities have been instructed to stop all works until a team from the department inspects the church. As part of the programmes, parish authorities had decided to bring about some changes. A notice issued by the Christian Council said that the St. Louis Church was built in 1868 and that it was a remarkable structure that needed to be preserved. Vicar of the parish Xavier Chirammel said the church would be 150 years old next year and that some celebrations had been planned.

    Authorities at the St. Louis Church, Mundamveli, have said that they have stopped a move to make alterations inside the church after they received a stop memo from the State Archaeology Department. Vicar of the parish Xavier Chirammel said the church would be 150 years old next year and that some celebrations had been planned. As part of the programmes, parish authorities had decided to bring about some changes , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,The attempt was to bring back the traditional look of the church’s interiors, including the altar, he said. Father Chirammel said the old wooden flooring and altar had been changed on an earlier occasion and concrete was used. Vicar’s claim The attempt by parish authorities now was to use wood to restore the original look, said Fr. Chirammel.

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