House Church 1

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these.

Here are some photos of one recently in the news.

The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in 1896, is an especially magnificent building. The church has been converted into a 729 square-metre home, which the current owner has painstakingly refurbished and has now put on the market, for £1.5 million (NZ$2.67 million).The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in 1896, is an especially magnificent building. The church has been converted into a 729 square-metre home, which the current owner has painstakingly refurbished and has now put on the market, for £1.5 million (NZ$2.67 million).

The house looks absolutely magnificent! One fascinating realisation is that this stunning home is being sold at the same price as a large number of Auckland houses!

Another serious point: I just found out that since 2001, 500 London churches have been turned into private homes. I don’t know what the stats are for New Zealand, but it doesn’t indicate growth, does it?

An “As-is-where-is” Anglican Church building is for sale in Christchurch. My favourite part of the ad is the way it begins: “Formally (sic) home to St. Matthews Church”. Plans are available for turning it into 11 homes and a bell tower apartment.

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