ANSBACH (Germany, Nov. 6, 2020) – Extensive renovations will begin Nov. 16 at the Katterbach chapel. This means that all religious services and programs will have to move to a building 5805 temporarily.
The renovations are the result of over four years of planning, and include new flooring and ceiling, fresh paint, an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant bathroom, new kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and much more.
Remodeling is scheduled to be completed in late spring or early summer of 2021. All chapel services and programs will shift to building 5805, the former gymnasium located in an old hangar near the bowling center and the self-help store on Katterbach.
The Religious Support Office (RSO) administration will relocate to the current fellowship hall in the chapel annex for the duration.
According to Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Sean Phillips, garrison chaplain, the Religious Support Office appreciates the outstanding support by command, directorates, and volunteers at all levels who helped secure funding and ensure continuous religious expression and formation.
“This temporary setting will prove that communities of faith remain ready and resilient with the ability to worship in all situations and settings,” said Phillips. “May God continue to bless the Best Hometown in Europe by giving us a safe and joyous holiday season.”