CHURCH OF THE “PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST”
In autumn of 2004 the site where the Parish Church now stands was waste ground where gangs met and where people left their rubbish. It was such a steep bit of ground that, when it donated to the Church, there wasn’t much hope that anything could be made of such poor land. Yet the Trust took on the project of building a Parish Church there. An architect was found – Pedro Mogrovejo – who said that a two storey building could in fact be built on the site: halls down below; a Parish Church up above; and the main access would be from the main street at the top of the hill. The idea was that it would be built over several years whenever the money became available. However, to everyone’s surprise, donations for this project kept coming into the Trust and within fourteen months the massive two-storey Parish Church was completed. 10th June 2007 was a red letter day for the local community as their Parish Church of the “Precious Blood of Chirst” was consecrated by two Bishops: the local auxiliary Bishop Anibal Nieto and the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Ian Murray, who had travelled out from Scotland.