St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Burwood has received a $43,888 state government grant

Source: burwoodscene

Fr. George Liangas takes NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird and Strathfield MP, Charles Casuscelli on a tour of St. Nectarios.

Fr. George Liangas takes NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird and Strathfield MP, Charles Casuscelli on a tour of St. Nectarios.

Greek Easter gift

As a welcome gift before Greek Easter, St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Burwood has received a $43,888 state government grant under the annual Community Building Partnership program to improve its outdoor area and will include a ramp for better access.

Fr. George Liangas takes NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird and Strathfield MP, Charles Casuscelli on a tour of St. Nectarios.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli and NSW Treasurer Mike Baird attended the church on April 11 to announce the funding.

“Fourteen projects in our local community will receive a total of $300,000 to improve their facilities and offer more services to local residents,” Mr Casuscelli said.  “The support of both faith based groups and other community agencies of those in need throughout our community has always been invaluable.”

St Nectarios secretary, Christina Ethymiades, and Parish Priest, Fr George Liangas said the funding will be spent on improvements to the courtyard, provide shade cover, replace the wooden seating and an access ramp.

“The work will greatly improve the amenity of the courtyard and make it more accessible and inviting for all,” Father Liangas said.

St Nectarios was originally built as a Methodist church in 1878 and became a Greek Orthodox church in the late 1960s.

Other recipients are;

Strathfield Recreation Club: $48,500 to replace chain-wire fencing around the courts.

Burwood Community Welfare Services: $40,000 for refurbishments.

Croydon Uniting Church: $34,000 for an accessible toilet block and access ramp for seniors.

St John’s Pre-school, Ashfield: $30,000  to upgrade the pre-school bathrooms.

St Paul’s Anglican Church Community Hall, Burwood: $24,496 to upgrade child-care facilities.

Burwood Park Community Centre: $15,870 for refurbishments.

All The Saints of Russia, Croydon: $11,647 to refurbish the community hall.

St Anne’s Anglican Church, Strathfield: $11,000 to paint and restore the church roof.

St John’s Anglican Church, Strathfield West: $10,000 to refurbish kitchen facilities.

St Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church, Croydon: $10,000 to upgrade the youth and children rooms.

Wesley Mission, Ashfield: $7,415 to upgrade a unit in support of homeless people.

Strathfield Croquet Club: $2,500 to upgrade the interior of the clubhouse and install air-conditioning.

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