News Release

Local Dignitaries Attend Melton Chapel Dedication


Bob Turner - the Mayor of Melton, local member of State Parliament Don Nardella and fellow councillors Sophie Ramsay and Kathy Majdlik recently attended the dedication of the Melton chapel.

The Melton chapel was built in 2006 and its design was based on the standard plan for a small meetinghouse according to Robert Scott, Facilities Manager for the Church in Victoria.

“Since then, there’s been so much growth in the Melton area that the membership couldn’t all fit in the chapel," said Scott. 

Project Manager, Oscar Lawrence supervised the extension which included a complete chapel redesign, a new cultural hall for recreation and other events, numerous teaching stations, and additional restrooms.

Emmanuel Richards, President of the Wyndham Stake (diocese) gave the dedicatory prayer. He and his councillor Maliko Sauvao along with James E. Davenport, bishop of the Melton 1st Ward (congregation) and Imo M. Matai, bishop of the Melton 2nd Ward were in attendance with many  local church members.

The invited dignitaries enjoyed a tour of the building and were impressed by the quality of the artwork. Sophie Ramsay expressed, "I always feel so at home in the Church’s buildings."

When asked how the new building looks, Robert Scott replied, “It looks awesome!”

It is anticipated that the newly dedicated Melton ward building will be used and enjoyed by church and community members for many years to come.

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