Show of faith at church reopening

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

MORE than 250 people attended the Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening late last month.

It was standing room only with the church community celebrating the Parsonage Grove Baptist Church's new lease on life after merging with the Bendigo Baptist Church.

The church has undergone extensive renovations and reopened as an extension campus of the Bendigo Baptist Church.

The Bendigo Baptist Church is now working under the motto "one church, two locations" with a Junortoun and Eaglehawk campus.

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Eaglehawk Campus Pastor Brock Gravener said it was great to see so many people at the church reopening.

"The building was full and people were flowing out of the doors as well," he said.

"It was fantastic to see the support from not only the existing members of the church and from the Junortoun campus but also from the wider community."

The Parsonage Grove/Eaglehawk campus shut its doors while renovations were carried out, with people instead meeting at the Eaglehawk Primary School until its grand reopening last month.

Pastor Gravener said he was enjoying his new role as Campus Pastor.

"My heart is really to work alongside the community," he said.

"It's enjoyable as I get to meet people and join community groups.

"I look to a positive future."

Pastor Gravener said the merge between the two churches had been well-received.

"It's not a new church by any means because it's been in the community for more than 140 years," he said.

"It's just been revitalised within the community."

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

PRAYERS: The Parsonage Grove Baptist Church reopening. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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