Delays over decision to save church

St Leonard’s Church

St Leonard’s Church

First published in News

A medieval church threatened with closure faces a delay on learning its fate.

St Leonard’s Church in New Church Road, Hove, has suffered falling congregations and mounting maintenance bills.

Now the committee looking into the closure has postponed any discussion until October.

The Saving St Leonard’s campaign handed in a petition of more than 2,000 signatures for the Diocese of Chichester to Church House in Aldrington in July.

On May 19, the Parochial Church Council of Aldrington voted to ask the diocese to consult on the future of St Leonard’s.

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6:22am Wed 3 Sep 14

Goldenwight says...

If those 2,000 signatures actually attended the Church and financially supported it, there would not be a problem.
If those 2,000 signatures actually attended the Church and financially supported it, there would not be a problem. Goldenwight
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6:53am Wed 3 Sep 14

Alison Smith says...

Use them or lose them.
Use them or lose them. Alison Smith
  • Score: 7

7:19am Wed 3 Sep 14

rogerthefish says...

Make a great block of flats!
Make a great block of flats! rogerthefish
  • Score: 0

7:48am Wed 3 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Congregations of less than 20 a week! Imagine that place on Gran Designs! Also....the grounds and graves are in a shocking state ...so volunteers? Nah! Thought not.... Houses it is then
Congregations of less than 20 a week! Imagine that place on Gran Designs! Also....the grounds and graves are in a shocking state ...so volunteers? Nah! Thought not.... Houses it is then Valentinian
  • Score: 0

9:26pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

Great site for an IKEA!
Retail being the new religion 'n' all
Great site for an IKEA! Retail being the new religion 'n' all Nikski
  • Score: 0

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