The church acquired a perfectly square-shaped property on Alma Beach, becoming the first residents in what is now a thriving residential estate and commissioned the design of a 500-seater church hall, Sunday School building and a Caretaker’s Lodge.
Taking advantage of the shape of the site, the main sanctuary is designed as a square, with smaller square pods attached to all four sides housing the choir loft and sunken baptism pool, the church offices and the smaller meeting spaces which can also be incorporated with the main sanctuary.
The sanctuary also features a gallery on a mezzanine floor dramatically supported on an 18-metre span beam.
The Sunday school building located on the west side of the site is a long rectilinear building with a large hall designed to be partitioned into smaller spaces as required. The lean-to roof of the Sunday School is supported on a system of exposed hardwood timber trusses.
The caretaker’s lodge located close to the entrance was eventually converted to a creche owing to the demand of increased space in the Sunday School.