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Planners in Dumfries have just given the go ahead for a new 3.5 million pounds community church.
The current building is too small for the ever-growing congregation, and it's hoped the new complex will encourage more people to join the church.
Holly Armour is working at the Baptist church as part of her religious studies at university. She hopes that the new building will help encourage more young people to give the church a chance.
The next step is to apply for a building warrant. They hope the new church will be up in running in three years time.
Dumfries Baptist Church has been given the go-ahead to build a new £3.5 million complex.
The congregation has outgrown the current building and needs a larger premises. The new community church will house a cafe, meeting rooms, a 400-seat worship room and a sports hall with changing facilities.
The new building will sit on a 3 acre plot pf land next to the Medical Centre in Georgetown. Along with parking for 100 cars, it will house a cafe, meeting rooms, a four hundred seat worship room, and a sports hall with changing facilities.
The site alone cost almost £300,000 and most of the money was raised by the congregation. But there's still a lot of work to be done to raise the 3.5 million: