AUSTRALIA: Confidential plan to sell Anglican churches

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans

More than half of Newcastle’s Anglican churches could be sold off for commercial or residential development under a radical proposal to make over the Diocese

By DONNA PAGE
THE NEWCASTLE HERALD
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1208137/confidential-plan-to-sell-anglican-churches/?cs=316

A confidential draft report obtained by the Newcastle Herald reveals the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle could make nine of its 15 Newcastle and Newcastle West churches “redundant” as part of a future growth strategy.

Problems detailed in the report include falling congregation numbers, maintenance problems, lack of financial contributions, no on-site parking, fire risk issues and disconnect with community.

Four of the churches being considered for sale are heritage listed.

The report, put together by consultants NBRS+Partners, has created a storm among parishioners who have labelled it a “disgraceful cash grab”.

Many fear the recommendations will be pushed through before the appointment of a new bishop following the retirement of Dr Brian Farran as Bishop of Newcastle earlier…

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