The former Westiminster United Church on William Street was sold to Family Prayer Mission, a Roman Catholic organization, who took possession around the 19th of June.
The building will be used for spiritual retreats and prayer services, according to Rappai Nedumpara, President of the organization.
Nedumpara says that they have no plans to open the facility to a daycare or community groups such as Beavers. He says, “we need the whole space. We want to have living facilities there.”
The retreat will be modelled after the largest Catholic retreat centre in the world, he says, the Divine Retreat Centre Muringoor, which serves hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Westminster United closed last summer, taking with it the only institutional daycare in Weston village.