St Joseph's church restoration of stained glass windows may lose NHB funding
The church restoration project at the centre of a high-profile dispute could have its $532,050 public grant suspended if there are further delays, the authorities said yesterday.
Work to restore the 72 stained glass windows at St Joseph's Church stalled last October following a spat between its rector and the Catholic leadership in Singapore.
Last week, Reverend Michael Teo, 76, was removed for disobeying an order by the previous archbishop not to get involved in the project and for lodging a police report about alleged wrongdoing related to the scheme.
Yesterday, it emerged that no public money has yet been used for the church restoration scheme, which was due to be finished by next year.