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New Russian Old Believer church to open in fall

by: PHOTO BY: JEFF MCDONALD  - Construction is nearly completed on a Russian Old Believer church south of Woodburn. Plans include a 3,000 square-foot assembly hall and 6,000 meeting place, according to the Marion County Building Department. Workers are nearing completion on a new church at the corner of Parr Road and Boones Ferry Road south of Woodburn.

The Russian Old Believer Church will include a 3,000 square-foot assembly hall and a separate 5,000 square-foot meeting hall, according to plans filed with the Marion County Building Department.

The two buildings are connected with a breezeway.

The contractor, Quality Plus Interiors Inc. of Salem, started construction at the end of January and the project should be completed by fall, according to the plans.

The project’s developer, Karnily Kalugin, declined to comment on the project.



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