Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Church faces closure just after its 150th anniversary

150-year-old All Saints CE Church in Hamer, faces closure Credit: Manchester Evening News

A church whose congregation marked its 150th anniversary last month is facing closure over to its dwindling numbers.

All Saints CE Church in Hamer, Rochdale has been getting as few as 18 people at its services.

Church leaders say that figure is ‘not sustainable’, and have now organised a meeting to decide All Saints’ future.

150-year-old All Saints CE Church in Hamer, faces closure Credit: Manchester Evening News

“The Parochial Church Council has voted to explore the option of closing it although it is not the council’s decision to close it, this has just set things in motion to explore the option."

– Ven Cherry Vann, Archdeacon of Rochdale