A NEW church is to open in Galashiels on Sunday.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) will hold its inauguration ceremony from 2pm until 4pm at the Focus Centre in Livingstone Place.

Douglas Renton, who is the Pastor, and from Galashiels, told us: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is the fastest growing Pentecostal church in the UK and as far as I am aware there isn’t one in the region. We will be holding the services in the Focus Centre, but we are looking for a permanent home.

“We are looking forward to the service and I am pleased to hold the services in Galashiels. 

“I am from Gala but left in 1956 to go to Edinburgh, where I was a chartered surveyor for 26 years. We are expecting around 100 people to attend our service on Sunday.”

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has around 800 places of worship in the UK, but plans to open around 100 more this year.