South Norfolk church set for £1m move
A Norfolk Catholic community is set to move into a new £1m church after nearly 60 years at its temporary home.
Catholics in Diss have been using the temporary church building with an asbestos roof and breeze block wall in Stanley Road, which was originally only built to last 10 years, but ended up lasting five times longer.
It can no longer accommodate the growing 1000-strong Catholic community in the Diss area, so a new building is set to be erected in Shelfanger Road providing extra space and facilities including a kitchen, office and meeting rooms.
This new facility is set to be completed in summer 2012 and in the meantime the Catholic community is using the town’s United Reformed Church for services.
Father Simon Blakesley of Diss Catholic Church.