Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Members of tiny Episcopal church in Otis rebel at sale

From The Boston Globe (Western Mass.)-

The small Episcopal church served a faithful few for nearly two centuries, spreading the Gospel in the southern Berkshires even as its congregation dwindled to about a dozen regular worshippers.

The inevitable came earlier this year, before summer-only services could begin, when the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts locked the church’s doors, seized its meager assets, and put the shimmering white building on the market. And if anyone needed a reminder that times had changed, the Old North Church in Boston last month took back a Colonial chandelier it had donated to St. Paul’s upon its founding.

Now, locked doors and for-sale signs have spurred part of the congregation to turn their angst into action. They have formed a nonprofit, hired an attorney, and are raising money to buy back St. Paul’s and begin anew.

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