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Terrace, B.C. church building up for sale

The Christ Lutheran Church building in Terrace, B.C. is up for sale. - STAFF PHOTO
The Christ Lutheran Church building in Terrace, B.C. is up for sale.
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ONE OF the older church congregations in Terrace has put up its building and property for sale.

Christ Lutheran Church, on the corner of Sparks and Park, has been at the location since the mid-1950s and will note its 60th anniversary this year.

Church official Gordon Watmough cited declining attendance and the age of its congregation members as the reason.

“There are few of us left and as we die off, there’s one less,” he said.

Average attendance varies between 8 and 16, depending upon the occasion, said Watmough.

The church has been without a full time pastor for years but does celebrate communion once a month through retired Anglican minister Lance Stephens.

Watmough said the decision to sell was a hard one to make. “My wife Bertha has been involved there since she was 14,” Watmough added.

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Christ Lutheran Church established itself in the 1950s thanks to the arrival in the area of Scandinavian and German families.

Watmough said the congregation will meet later this month to fully discuss its plans.

The asking price for the building and the one-third of an acre property is $465,000.

 

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