HISTORY & MILESTONES
The Archdiocese of Singapore successfully tenders for a 2,999m2 parcel of land in Punggol new town to build a new church. The tender price is $22 million for a term of 30 years.
That same month, Emeritus Archbishop Nicholas Chia, the preceding Archbishop, approaches Father Joachim Chang to begin the task of building a new church in Punggol. Father Joachim immediately sets out to form a Church Building Committee.
The Senate of Priests votes in favor of the name ‘The Church of the Transfiguration’.
5 June 2013
The Building Committee presents to His Grace, Archbishop William Goh and the Archdiocesan Finance Committee, recommending to appoint RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd for the project. This is approved and the planning work moved quickly. The church is estimated to cost $60 million including land rental cost.
Monthly Holy Hour sessions are held at Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace to pray for the new church.
6 August 2014
The ground-breaking ceremony was conducted by His Grace Archbishop William Goh on 6th August 2014, attended by priests and well-wishers. Construction work commenced on 13 February 2015.
A Steering Committee is formed to coordinate administrative, financial, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and coordination, communications and pastoral formation activities.
6 August 2015
The Chancery announces the appointment of Father Joachim as Parish Priest of COTT, the feast day of the Transfiguration.
Fundraising activities like Walkathon, Gala Dinner, Golf Tournament, Movie Night etc., as well as weekly parish visits are organized to create awareness and raise funds for COTT.
20 March 2016
COTT started its first monthly off-site mass on Palm Sunday.
The Church is expected to be ready by the 1st quarter of 2017 when the first official mass will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, 13 April 2017, followed by the Triduum leading up to Easter Sunday.