Christian Fellowship Plans for Mega-Church

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Byline: John Farmer john.farmer@thechronicle.com.au

EXPANSIVE FAITH

Churches in Australia and around the world

by capacity

St Peter's Basilica, Rome60,000

Lakewood Church, Houston16,000

Hillsong Church, Sydney3500

Citipointe Church, Brisbane2000

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney2000

Wesley Uniting Church, Adelaide1100

Rangeville Community Church, Toowoomba1100

St Patrick's Cathedral, Toowoomba850

ONE of Queensland's most controversial churches is embarking on a very public expansion in the Garden City.

The Toowoomba Christian Fellowship has revealed plans to expand its present home, which is known as The Chapel, into a 5000-person mega-church.

If it goes ahead it will be one of the largest churches in Australia

The main auditorium of the Citipointe Church in Carindale, Brisbane, can seat 2000 people while Hillsong Sydney, which has 20,000-plus members, has the capacity to seat 3500.

Toowoomba Regional Council has given Toowoomba Christian Fellowship approval to quadruple the size of its existing 300-seat auditorium, located on Old Goombungee Rd in Toowoomba's northern outskirts. …