Sunday, February 13, 2011

Partial survey of church sales in QC

In the Brome-Missisquoi region, the following churches have been sold (date within parentheses):
1)   East Farnham Anglican Church (1984),
2)   Brome Church (1985),
3)   Brill United Church (circa 1987),
4)   St-Andrew's Anglican Church (1994),
5)   Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (1998),
6)   Church of the Good Shepperd (1999),
7)   Brigham United Church (2003),
8)   Sainte-Sabine (2006),
9)   St. John Anglican Church (2006),
10)  Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne (2007),
11)  Saint-Ignace de Stanbridge (2008),
12)  Saint-Fabien (2008),
13)  Emmanuel United Church (2010).
Among these churches, 18 now belong to private citizens.
In the Haut-Richelieu region, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens church in enise-en-Québec was sold to the city in 2009, but masses are still held in the building for the faithful.
In the Haute-Yamaska area, the city of Granby purchased
Assomption church in 2004 et Saint-Benoît church in  2008. Both are used as Community Centers. Saint-Joseph church now belong to the  CSSS (Social Services Agency) of the Haute-Yamaska since 2005, but masses are still being celebrated in that building.

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