Parishioners get sneak peak at plans for new St. John Catholic Church in Benwood

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 Parishioners at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood have a little more to celebrate this Christmas, as they’ve been given the first drawings of what their new church will look like over the weekend.

The new church will be built in the same place where their old church sat, before being destroyed by flames that ravished the church back in March.

RELATED STORY: Fire at St. John’s Church in Benwood

The new church will have seating for about 160 people, and items recovered from the old church will be used in the new structure.

RELATED STORY: Cause of Benwood, WV Church Fire Can’t Be Determined

Officials expect the new church to be completed by Spring of 2017.

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