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Greek community in Canberra restores hail-damaged church




The Greek Orthodox Community & Church of Canberra (GOCCC) have been busy restoring their hail-damaged local church to ensure it returns to ‘its former beauty and glory’ when churches reopen to the public.

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Canberra sustained severe hail damage in January 2020 and according to the Community’s President, John Loukadellis, the coronavirus restrictions on churches were the perfect chance to work on restorations.

“We have taken this opportunity to proceed with our church restorations and ensure that once churches re-open to the public, St Nicholas will be restored to its former beauty and glory,” Mr Loukadellis told The Greek Herald.

“We have also provided the ability for parishioners to purchase candles and make donations online.”

Mr Loukadellis then thanked Parish priest, Father Petros, the Community’s committee and members for their continued support.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our priest Father Petros for all his continued support of our community,” he said.

“Thank you to our committee who are giving 100 percent of their volunteer hours to ensure the growth of our Hellenic culture in ACT, and to all our members and friends for their continued support, love and generosity during this time.”

The church sustained severe hail damage in January 2020. Source: GOCCC.

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