The Father’s House (TFH) Church in St. Albert was picked up and moved up the highway to Morinville.
TFH's building was cut in to four massive pieces weighing over 120,000 pounds and shipped through farmers fields to the new permanent location west of Morinville.
Holmes Building Movers work began on Sunday (Feb.25), before wrapping up the moving stages Tuesday night (Feb.27).
"It was just amazing to watch and be part of it and quite historic for the whole community," said The Father’s House pastor Greg Fraser. "You just look at it in awe that people are capable of doing this."
Cost alone to move the building is nearly $1 million dollars, in total with the remaining costs to expand and put back together it will be just under $4 million.
"Our initial plan for a building was probably about $7.5 million by the time we're done putting this one together we'll have almost the equivalent square footage for about $3.9 million," added Fraser.
The move was paid for through donations from the nearly 400 members of the congregation.
A basement foundation is being built at the new location, Fraser is hoping to have the building ready for the spring of 2019.