Posts Tagged ‘churches closed’

More churches than pubs in the UK

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

There are now more church buildings than pubs in the UK, according to figures announced last month by the National Churches Trust. But the number of churches overall is falling too, just not as fast. Read more

Catholic Church disapproves of turning former churches into breweries

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Breweries opening in former churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. At least 10 new breweries have opened in former churches since 2011 and at least four more are slated to open within the next year.

Church bell tower converted into penthouse

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The bell tower of an old church on Adelaide Road in the Wellington suburb of Newtown has been converted into a luxurious penthouse. The former St James Presbyterian church near the Wellington Hospital has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments. The 176 square-metre penthouse, the last apartment in the development to be sold, has retained Read more

Two more churches become upmarket residences

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Declining church attendance has given rise to a steady stream of churches being converted  into upmarket residences Two more former churches have recently gone on the market. In Wellington the former St James Presbyterian Church in Newtown’s Adelaide Rd, has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments. Architect Simon Novak of Novak + Middleton Read more

Extremist groups attack Christians in Aceh

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Concern is growing among Christians in the province of Aceh, victims of a series of recent attacks by extremist groups or unknown assailants, reports AsiaNews. The violence against Christians in Aceh is worsened by the policy of local authorities who, instead of halting attacks, continue closing churches and prayer halls for the (alleged) lack of Read more