SINGAPORE: The Church of Saint Alphonsus, or Novena Church as it is more popularly known, will close for services in October 2014.
Church goers say it was announced during mass on Tuesday that the redevelopment programme will commence then.
Located along Thomson Road, the church will be closed for at least three years - where it will be torn down and rebuilt.
Channel NewsAsia understands from church goers that Sunday masses will be held at Saint Joseph's Institution Junior school (formerly known as St Michael's School), while the Novena sessions will be held at the Church of the Risen Christ at Toa Payoh.
This year's Christmas services was the last at Novena Church until the new complex is built. - CNA/de
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