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Church of Scientology Mission Opens Doors to New Home in Los Feliz

On Sunday, August 25, more than a thousand Scientologists and guests gathered for the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology Mission of Los Feliz. The dedication ceremony marked the completion of its newly constructed premises in the heart of Los Feliz Village. With a growing congregation, the Mission outgrew its former building and... | Full Story >>

New Ideal Church of Scientology Blooms in the City of Roses

On Saturday, May 11, the Church of Scientology Portland celebrated the grand opening of their new home in the city’s historic downtown quarter. More than 2,500 Scientologists and guests joined city and state dignitaries for the dedication ceremony. The Church’s new home occupies the renowned Sherlock Building on the corner of Third Avenue... | Full Story >>

South African Capital Heralds New Church of Scientology

On Saturday, February 23, more than a thousand Scientologists and their guests assembled to celebrate the opening of the new Church of Scientology Pretoria. National, provincial and city dignitaries as well as South African royalty joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony. The Church’s new home stands on Stanza Bopape Street neighboring... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Cuts Ribbon on New Ideal Org for Canada’s Technology Triangle

More than a thousand Scientologists and their guests from across Canada and the U.S. Great Lakes region gathered on February 9, 2013, to celebrate the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Cambridge, Ontario. Joining Church officials for the dedication ceremony were national and provincial dignitaries. The Church’s new home is located... | Full Story >>

Thousands Celebrate New Scientology Church in Renowned Historic Villa

thumbnail More than 7,000 Scientologists and their guests gathered from across Italy and Europe to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) of Padova on Saturday, October 27. Church officials presided over the opening joined by national, provincial and city dignitaries. The Church’s new home is the historic... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Opens National Office in D.C. Landmark

thumbnail On Wednesday, September 12, national dignitaries joined more than a thousand Scientologists and guests to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. Located in the historic Fraser Mansion at Dupont Circle, the new National Affairs Office stands as the central point from which the... | Full Story >>

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Center of Scientology for the Middle East

thumbnail On August 21, national and city dignitaries as well as religious leaders joined Scientologists from Israel and 27 nations to celebrate the opening of the new Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv. The Center is the first Ideal Scientology Organization (Ideal Org) in the Middle East and designed to both serve the growing membership and provide Scientology-sponsored... | Full Story >>

Bay Area Scientologists Rededicate Ideal Church of Los Gatos

thumbnail On Saturday, July 28, fifteen hundred Scientologists from across the San Francisco Bay Area gathered to rededicate the Church of Scientology Los Gatos. The ribbon cutting marked the transformation of the Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and to extend Church social betterment and humanitarian... | Full Story >>

Scientologists Cut the Ribbon on Landmark Buffalo Church

More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo. The ceremony marked the transformation of the 41,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend the Church’s humanitarian... | Full Story >>

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

thumbnail Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony. Located on the southeast corner of 44th Street and Indianola Ave,... | Full Story >>

New Ideal Church of Scientology for the Mile-High City

thumbnail On Saturday, June 16, more than a thousand Scientologists, guests, and state and city dignitaries assembled in Lower Downtown Denver to dedicate a new Church of Scientology. The Church stands one block from Coors Field in the heart of the Ballpark Neighborhood Historic District. The building, originally constructed in 1916 for the American Radiator... | Full Story >>

Scientology Reboots Ideal Church in Silicon Valley

thumbnail Thousands of Bay Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Stevens Creek in San Jose. The ceremony marked the transformation of the 57,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend Church of Scientology humanitarian... | Full Story >>

Orange County Welcomes Church of Scientology to Historic Home

thumbnail On Saturday, June 2, city and state dignitaries joined thousands of Scientologists in downtown Santa Ana to dedicate the new Church of Scientology of Orange County. The Church’s new home, located at 505 North Sycamore Street, most recently served as the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center. The 48,000 square foot building was originally... | Full Story >>

Scientology Church Opens Doors to a Tri-State Welcome

thumbnail The Church of Scientology Greater Cincinnati celebrated the opening of its expansive new home Saturday, February 25. The inauguration was attended by more than a thousand Scientologists and state, county and city officials. Located in Florence, Kentucky, within the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, the Church’s new home stands... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Inaugurates New Landmark Home in California’s Capital

thumbnail California’s capital celebrated the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Sacramento on Saturday, January 28. The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 2,500 Scientologists, guests and city, state and national officials. The Church’s new home, located just blocks from the State Capitol, is one of the city’s most prominent... | Full Story >>

Hamburg Dedicates a New Ideal Church of Scientology for Germany

thumbnail On January 21, 2012, the Church of Scientology of Hamburg newly opened its doors to the city in a dedication ceremony attended by 1,500 Scientologists, guests and dignitaries. The grand opening marked the culmination of a transformation of the seven-story Church into an Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better meet the needs of Hamburg’s... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Celebrates the Opening of an Entirely New Church in Inglewood and Community Center in South Los Angeles

thumbnail 5,000 Scientologists, guests and city officials gathered Saturday November 5, for the dedication of an entirely new Church of Scientology and Church of Scientology Community Center. The Church stands in the heart of downtown, at 315 South Market Street, and reflects the growth of a new Scientology congregation amongst these communities. The neighboring... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Cuts Ribbon on Twin Cities Landmark Home in Minnesota’s Capital of St. Paul

thumbnail Scientologists, guests, state and city officials assembled in downtown St. Paul, Saturday October 22, for the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Twin Cities. The Church stands at 505 Wabasha Street and was formerly home to the Science Museum of Minnesota. The acquisition of the 82,000-square-foot facility in the heart of St. Paul was necessitated... | Full Story >>

John Travolta Opens Church of Scientology Mission in Historic Downtown Ocala, Florida

thumbnail On Sunday, May 29, Scientologists, friends and neighbors filled 1st Avenue, joining actor and Ocala resident John Travolta and Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers at the dedication and grand opening ceremonies of the Church of Scientology Mission of Ocala, Florida. Mr. Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, spearheaded establishment of the... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Tampa Expands Into New Historic Landmark Ybor Square Home

banner=0 This weekend marks the hundredth birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard (March 13, 1911). The celebration began Saturday evening, March 12, with a momentous Centennial Event including a two-hour biographical presentation of the Founder’s life. It was attended by more than 6,000 in Clearwater, Florida. The following day, Sunday, March 13,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Opens New Church in the Heart of Moscow

noshow The Scientology religion has opened its first major Church in the Russian Federation—the new Church of Scientology of Moscow. The building stands in the city’s central Garden Ring, just a mile from Red Square. Commemorating this new Scientology Church, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader... | Full Story >>

Ribbon Falls on Australia's First Ideal Church of Scientology

January 2011 marks a new era for the Scientology religion in Australia with the opening of its new Melbourne Church.Thousands of Scientologists, dignitaries and guests from across the nation celebrated a milestone—the opening of the first Ideal Scientology Church in Australia. Auntie Joy Murphy Wandin, senior elder of the Wurundjeri people, opened... | Full Story >>

Scientology Opens Record Number of New Churches Around the World in 2010

2010 marked the Scientology religion’s greatest expansion in history, with the opening of new Churches in cultural centers world over. In 2010, major Churches of Scientology opened across Europe, North America and Africa. These new Churches are the realization of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s vision, where he prescribed the standard and model... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Flips the Switch on 185,000-Square-Foot Dissemination and Distribution Center

Dissem and Distribution Center The new Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is established in Los Angeles to meet the unprecedented demand for the services and humanitarian programs of the fastest-growing religion on Earth. The new 185,000-square-foot Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is a one-of-a-kind... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Dedicates New Building for the Pacific Northwest

Sixteen hundred Scientologists and their guests packed the street in front of 300 West Harrison in Seattle today for the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Washington, a milestone for the congregation formed 54 years ago. Duwamish Tribal Chairman Cecile Hansen, a descendant of Chief Seattle after whom the city was named, opened the event... | Full Story >>

New Ideal Scientology Church in Pasadena, California

More than 4,200 gather to welcome the Church of Scientology to its new home in the City of Roses A 25-piece marching band welcomed over 4,200 to the Grand Opening of the new Church of Scientology of Pasadena today.  Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the... | Full Story >>

Scientology opens new National Organization for Mexico in the City of Palaces

Led by a 30-man mariachi orchestra and colorful traditional dancers, 7,000 Scientologists and guests hailed the grand opening of the new National Scientology Ideal Organization for Mexico in the heart of Mexico City. Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion,... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Los Angeles Opens New Quarters

banner=0 World's first Church of Scientology, formed in 1954, now joins a global roster of Ideal Churches of Scientology, poised to serve its growing congregation and the community for the coming decades. LOS ANGELES-With a fanfare of trumpets and balloons floating aloft, 6,000 parishioners and guests cheered as the ribbon was cut, opening the new Church... | Full Story >>

Scientology Life Improvement Centre Opens in Johannesburg, South Africa

The world’s largest Scientology Life Improvement Centre opened to the sounds of traditional African music on March 26, with 1,000 university students, community and government leaders, artists and local Scientologists crowding Station Street in Johannesburg for the dedication celebration. The Centre offers practical courses such as improving communication,... | Full Story >>

New 40,000-square-foot Church of Scientology Opens in Las Vegas Responding to Growth of 40-year-old Congregation

Fifteen hundred Scientologists and their guests from across Nevada and the Western United States gathered Saturday for the grand opening celebration of the new Church of Scientology of Las Vegas. The 40,000-square-foot Church, located at 2761 Emerson Avenue, will serve parishioners from throughout Nevada and represents significant growth for the congregation... | Full Story >>

New Church in the Historic Heart of French Canada

Fifteen hundred Scientologists and their guests from across Canada and the United States packed the street in front of 665 rue Saint-Joseph in the heart of the Nouvo Saint-Roch district of Lower Quebec City to attend the opening of the Church of Scientology of Quebec/Église de Scientologie de Québec on Saturday, January 30, 2010.The opening of the... | Full Story >>

New Branch of Churches of Scientology for Europe Opens in Brussels

Nearly 1,000 Scientologists and their guests from across Europe attended the dedication of the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe on Saturday. A representative of Church of Scientology International, the Mother Church of the Scientology religion, officiated at the ceremony held in the early-20th-century historic structure at Boulevard... | Full Story >>

Founding Church of Scientology Grand Opening in Washington, DC

Thousands attended the dedication and opening of the new home of the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, DC.  Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige presided and public officials praised the Church of Scientology for their work in human rights, criminal reform, anti-drug and disaster relief efforts. Washington, DC - On... | Full Story >>

New Church of Scientology Opens Doors to Rome

More than 6,000 people gathered in Rome's Casalotti de Boccea district to celebrate the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology Rome.The 6,400-square-meter Church, situated on 28 acres of parkland, marks the largest expansion to date for Scientology in its 30-year history in Italy. The new Church will serve parishioners of Central Italy and other... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology Opens New Celebrity Centre in Nashville

The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre of Nashville held a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony to signal the opening of their new quarters in Music City’s Fall School Building. Nashville, the home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, is now home to a very special new Scientology Church as well.L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of... | Full Story >>

Scientology Opens New Church in Dallas

The Church of Scientology of Dallas opened its new home before more than 1,000 parishioners, dignitaries and their guests, with Texas cowboy fanfare in the city of Irving, Texas. The new Church of Scientology of Dallas represents more than four decades of growth of Scientology in Texas since the first Church of Scientology was founded there in... | Full Story >>

The Knowledge Center of Northern Europe

The Church of Scientology of Malmö opened its new home with an invitation to all to find out for themselves the answer to the often asked question, “What is Scientology?” Thousands of parishioners and dignitaries attended.The new Church not only provides greatly expanded facilities for religious training, services and counseling, it also enables... | Full Story >>

The Landmark Fort Harrison Fully Restored

More than 6,000 Scientologists from over 50 nations filled the streets and sidewalks at the 200 block of Fort Harrison Avenue on March 14, 2009, as Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, Mr. David Miscavige, officiated at the ribbon cutting of the Clearwater landmark—the new Fort Harrison."Her bones were good, her breeding impeccable... | Full Story >>

Scientology Opens Prominent New Church in Berlin

The Church of Scientology of Berlin opened its new home today in Charlottenburg to over 5000 Church members (including Academy Award nominated actress Anne Archer and Jazz legend Chick Corea), government officials and community leaders, with an invitation to all Berliners to come in and find out for themselves about Scientology."Our doors are open to... | Full Story >>

Spectacular Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology in the City of London

The United Kingdom’s Church of Scientology, standing on Queen Victoria Street in the cultural epicenter of London, drew more than 3,000 Scientologists, London citizens and dignitaries from every continent to its October 2006 opening. The dedication of the new Church by Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of New York Inaugurates New Home

The Church of Scientology in New York City, located just off Times Square, was a gift from the International Association of Scientologists to the people of New York in recognition of their courage and spirit in the face of the 2001 World Trade Center disaster. Mr. David Miscavige dedicated the building. He was joined by United States Congressman Charles... | Full Story >>

The National Church of Scientology Opened in the Heart of Madrid

In September 2004, the National Church of Scientology opened in the heart of Madrid, with 6,000 assembling to celebrate the new Church.Once the seat of religious suppression, Spain now welcomed Scientology to the nation, with dignitaries from religion, law and human rights all proclaiming Scientology as the hope for their country.The paramount moment... | Full Story >>

Original Transamerica Building is Restored as Hub of Spiritual Activity

On November 29, 2003, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officially opened the doors of the new Church of Scientology of San Francisco. Addressing 2,500 Scientologists and guests, Mr. Miscavige dedicated the restored landmark Transamerica Building, in the heart... | Full Story >>

Church of Scientology of Johannesburg opens the doors of its new headquarters

Dedicating the first Ideal Church of Scientology on the African continent, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, addressed South African Scientologists and honored guests at the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Johannesburg on November 2, 2003.“Where... | Full Story >>