The Church Building Plans
 2022-08-20 03:24:00

Final Inspection Stage

19th August 2022

It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform, that by the Grace of the Lord, the Construction work for our Church has now completed as designed, and we are now in the Final Inspection stage where our Engineers (and later City engineers),

 2022-06-29 19:41:54

Exterior Painting and Site Works

29th June 2022

By the Grace of the Lord, Construction work progressed quite well during the spring season, despite continuing supply chain issues and unusually high number of rainy days.

After some weather-related delays, Blacktopping and line painting o

 2022-02-23 22:06:02

Painting and Off-Site Work

23rd February 2022

After some delays during and after the Holidays, mostly due to the Pandemic and adverse weather conditions, Construction work is now back in full swing at the site.

While the site grading and driveway work continues, the landscapers have n

 2021-10-14 20:14:09

Ready to Drywall

11th October 2021

The Church Building Committee is happy to report that, with the continued blessings of the Lord, the Church construction is progressing as scheduled, though we di

 2021-06-09 17:28:45

Frame Completion

9th June 2021

With the blessings of the Lord Almighty, the Church Building Committee is happy to report that so far, the construction is progressing as scheduled. The trusses, decking and water proofing for the roof are now complete, the soil removal on the bac

 2021-04-08 02:09:21

Floor Joist Placement

On 7th April 2021

After having completed all necessary Engineer and City inspections of the foundation water-proofing membranes, plumbing, drain tile and electric cables to the building, the backfill (with gravel) inside the building and around it have been complet

 2021-02-26 13:07:59

Foundation & Ground Floor Concrete Pouring Completed

On 25th February 2021

The Concrete Pouring for the Foundation and Ground Floor walls (using ICF - Insulated Concrete Forms) was completed successfully on 25th February 2021. This was a critical step with considerable risks due to the new technique of using ICF and the

 2021-01-29 15:39:09

Start of Foundation Forming

On 29th January 2021

The Site preparation for ESC (Erosion & Sediment Control) is ongoing and the shoring and excavation for the building has now been completed. The Forming & Framing crew have now started work on the Foundation Forming, and if all goes well,

 2021-01-06 18:31:39

Site Preparation for Construction

On 6th January 2021

The Construction work for our Church officially started on Wednesday, 6th January 2021, on the auspicious occasion of Denaha Perunnal (the Baptism of Jesus).

The work started with the preparation of the Site for ESC (Erosion and Sediment C

 2020-12-02 14:29:49

Building Permit Issued

on 30th November 2020 by the City of Surrey

After a long wait and tremendous effort, we finally received the Building Permit from the City of Surrey on 30th Nov 2020, to proceed with the construction of our Church and Daycare. Just like the Rezoning approval, while this is a huge step forwa

 2020-02-19 13:29:41

Tree Cutting Permit Issued

... and Tree Removal Work Completed

Following the issuance of the Tree Cutting Permit by the City of Surrey, the trees on the property that were in conflict with the planned development and those that were unhealthy and unsafe have now been removed. As part of the development, once

 2020-01-19 15:43:46

Final Approval for Rezoning Granted

by City Council on Monday, 13th January 2020

It has been a long process, but with the Blessings of the Lord, our prayers and efforts have been answered. After almost 5 years of effort spanning two properties, we finally received confirmation from the City of Surrey’s Planning departmen

 2019-11-22 21:52:36

The Church Building Committee

Current Members

While the members of the Parish have always worked towards a Church Building, a formal Building Committee was created only in 2013. The Building Committee was then reconstituted by the General Body on 7th December 2014, and an initial mandate was

 2019-11-22 21:35:20

Next Steps

What Lies Ahead

The Parish, led by the Building Committee, continues its work towards receiving Final Approval (4th Reading) along with the Building Permit, and is hopeful that with the Blessings of the Lord, we can complete the Rezoning process in 2019, to

 2019-11-22 21:32:35

The Path Thus Far

Fundraising, Property Purchase and Rezoning

Over the years, the Parish has been keeping aside its operational surplus and proceeds of fundraising events such as Agape, Carol singing etc. as a Church Building Fund. With generous donations by Church members and well-wishers within the Malayal

 2019-11-22 21:26:30

Our Dream

Our Dream Church

It has been a long-cherished dream of the members of the St. George Malankara Orthodox Church, BC to have their own Church building and premises here in the Great Vancouver region. Having our own premises gives us the ability to conduct our liturg